Ted Talks about mental health
I’m that kind of person that doesn’t have a passion, but I do like a lot of things; one of them is knowledge. I like knowing things, and that’s why I enjoy watching Ted talks. Inspiring people are sharing their knowledge in engaging and powerful presentations. I have bookmarked lots of inspirational ted talks over the years, and today I’m sharing them with you. Enjoy these amazing ted talks and use their message to your advantage.
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Lisa Feldman Barret: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them.
Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barret has scanned brains, mapped facial expressions and analyzed hundreds of studies to understand what emotions are. In this talk, she shares the results of her study and explains how we have more control over our emotions than we think. This is a must-watch talk if you are interested in what emotions are and how they work.
Lisa Feldman Barret “Emotions are guesses. They are guesses that your brain constructs in the moment where billions of brain cells are working together, and you have more control over those guesses than you might imagine that you do”.
Read her book: How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
Sangu Delle: There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health
Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions.
Sangu Delle “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human.”
Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness.
Thanks to early detections, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease these days than there were a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders if we can achieve the same for depression and schizophrenia?
Tomas Insel “stop thinking about “mental disorders” and start understanding them as “brain disorders.”
Bill Bernat: How to connect with depressed friends
Are you having trouble to connect with a depressed friend, but aren’t sure how to relate to them? Storyteller and comedian Bill Bernat has a few tips. In this inspiring Ted talk, he tells you some dos and don’ts for talking to people with depression.
Bill Bernat “For the first time, I identified as somebody living with depression, and I felt good about it — like I was wasn’t a bad person for it”.
Jane McGonigal: the game that can give you 10 extra years of life
When game designer Jane McGonigal struggled with suicidal thoughts following a concussion, she did some research and came up with the healing game ‘SuperBetter’. In this engaging Ted talk, she explains how the game can help you cope and even add years to your life.
Jane McGonical “Reality is broken, and we need to make it work more like a game”
Read her New York Times bestseller book: Reality is broken
I hope these ted talks inspire you as much as they inspired me. I will share more soon, so make sure to bookmark this page!