This page is a collection of informational videos about mental health/mental illness. Education and understanding is key to ending stigma. I will add to it as I find interesting video, and let me know if there is one I should post!
“Up/Down” Bipolar Disorder Documentary
There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.
In short, “Up/Down” is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it.
Historical Figures With Mental Illness
Anxiety and Depression. My Story, My Finest Hour.
I thought sharing how I felt would give people courage to do so too. ~Faris Khalifa
Status anxiety is that fear we might get when, at a party, someone asks us what we do for a living.
Keynote Speaker Eric Arauz: Mental Illness Is a Physical Disease
Bipolar Disorder, Suicidal Thoughts & Depression. His Story.
Bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts & depression. His story starts at just 16 years old, when Ross Szabo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which escalated to depression, suicidal thoughts, anger control problems and psychotic features. At just 17, he was hospitalized for attempting to take his own life. He has found a way to not just survive, but thrive and has gone on to speak to over a million people on a mission to normalize mental health disorders.
Jeffrey Applebaum, a Family Medicine physician at UC Davis, presents an overview on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in the primary care setting.
This video is an example of blatant and condescending stigmatization of mental illness.