Emotional Wellbeing


Storytelling can Inspire

Storytelling Talking about your own mental health journey can inspire others to make changes in their own lives. Storytelling is an important part of advocacy, and there are many ways you can go about it. Check out the Balancing Our Minds Inspiring Action toolkit for ways you can start advocating for mental health in your …

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Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination We’ve all experienced that frustrating feeling of knowing that we should be doing something, and yet struggling to take action. Join Forrest and Dr. Rick as they explore how we can overcome avoidance and procrastination, unlock our motivation, and cultivate a “pursuit mindset.”They discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why extrinsic motivations aren’t such …

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Anger and Motivation

The Surprising link between Anger and Motivation

Anger and Motivation Dr. K talk about the surprising link between anger and motivation. Dr. K, also known as Dr. Kanojia, is a psychiatrist and streamer on Twitch. He runs the “HealthyGamer” platform, where he focuses on mental health awareness and support, particularly for gamers and the online community. Through live-streamed sessions and interviews, he …

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Supporting Someone's Mental Health

Supporting Someone’s Mental Health

Supporting Someone’s Mental Health Talking about your mental health with loved ones can be daunting but also incredibly liberating. MedCircle host, Kyle Kittleson, and It’s All In Your Head podcast host, Jackie Colbeth, share what it was like to talk to their parents about their respective diagnoses of Depression and BiPolar II Depression. Further Material …

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Myths about Emotions

Debunking the Biggest Myths about Emotions

Myths about Emotions Lisa Feldman Barrett debunks the biggest myths about emotions. No, emotions don’t happen TO you. Here’s what happens instead. With the growth of self-help books and the fight to destigmatize therapy, people today are perhaps more unafraid than ever to talk about their emotions. But this has led to some common myths …

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Hierarchy of Needs

Why Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Matters

Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (or Pyramid) is one of the central ideas in modern economics and sociology. The work of a once little-known American psychologist, it has grown into an indispensable guide to understanding the modern world. This film explains who Maslow was, what his pyramid is, and why it matters …

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy was initially developed in 1964 by Aaron Temkin Beck and is widely used to help people with phobias, depression, anxieties, or addictions. Follow the story of Lily to see how it can be used to treat school anxiety. Further Material and Information Links: OCD and Anxiety Disorders …

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