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St Patrick’s Mental Health -Walk in my Shoes: Supporting Someone with a Mental Health Difficulty: Advice from Mental Health Professionals

When a person in your life is going through a mental health difficulty, knowing how you can best support them can feel like a bit of a puzzle at first.
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Imagine There Was No Stigma to Mental Illness | Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman | TEDxCharlottesville

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Columbia University and past President of the American Psychiatric Association, envisions that breaking down the barrier which arises from our stigmatizing mental health would result in better treatment for millions of individuals. Jeffrey Lieberman has devoted his life to the study and treatment of mental illness. …
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Grow Mental Health | Step 5 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

In the fifth step of our 12-part series, Grow’s Síle Tracey discusses the importance of ‘We also tackled our weaknesses and failures’ with Seasoned Grower, Christine Fitzgerald. Christine explains her journey from low self worth, depression and suicidal thoughts to hospitalization and eventually Grow Mental Health.
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Grow Mental Health | Step 3 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

In this episode, Seasoned Grower Seamus Kelly recounts his experience with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts with Grow’s Síle Tracey. This deep discussion is focused on Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth, ‘We trusted the greater power of life, love and the world around us’.
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How Electroshock Therapy Changed Me | TedTalks

Sherwin Nuland : How Electroshock Therapy Changed Me Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression — including his own. It’s a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.
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Confessions of a Depressed Comic| TedxKids

Kevin Breel : Confessions of a Depressed Comic Kevin Breel didn’t look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that — to save his own life — he needed to say four simple words.
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How To Start A Conversation About Suicide | Ted@Westpac

Jeremy Forbes: How to Start a Conversation About Suicide Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide — but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he’s on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. …
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Andrew Solomon; Depression, The Secret We Share; TedX

Depression, The Secret We Share “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That …
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What is Depression? | Therapist Aid

Therapist Aid Major depressive disorder is a mental illness with symptoms that affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Depression is widespread, but poorly understood. This video provides an overview of what depression actually is including discussion of symptoms, causes, and treatment. Created by Therapist Aid (https://www.TherapistAid.com)Music: “Water Lily” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Living with a black dog | World Health Organisation

World Health Organization (WHO) Millions of people around the world live with depression. “Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help. “Living with …
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I had a black dog, his name was depression | World Health Organisation

World Health Organization (WHO) At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and …
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