Video and Audio Recordings

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10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults  (1:48)  Link

23½ hours    A video about how to look after one’s own health while caring for someone else.  (9:18)  Link

ADHD and Sleep    The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada offers this Webinar which explains how families and individuals with ADHD can obtain a good night’s sleep and improve their well-being during the day.  (1:11:38)  Link

The Caregiver Wishlist    A video created by The Change Foundation to stimulate discussion about how small changes to Ontario’s health care system could improve the relationship between caregivers and health care providers to ensure better outcomes for patients and improved support for their caregivers, both during and after treatment.  (11:36)  Link    See also: The Caregiver Wishlist – Co-Design in Action, a documentary on the video’s background, development, and key project participants.  [5:01]  Link

Changing CARE: Made-in-Ontario approaches to improving the caregiver experience, co-hosted by The Change Foundation and the Changing CARE projects, January 28, 2019.  [1:30:18]  Link  [Hot Talks slides]

Choice Appointment    A video produced by the IWK Health Centre, a hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that provides care to women, children, and youth from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  The video describes a one-hour initial counselling session for children to help them feel more comfortable about themselves when they are starting to experience doubts and uncertainties.  [3:19]  Link    See also: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) information sheet “Choice and Partnership Approach CAPA.”

Common Ground    Pat Deegan’s presentation at the 2012 Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice at Dartmouth.  (31:20)  Link    See also: Pat Deegan PhD & Associates entry in the General – Other page 

Food for Thought: A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice, Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2017.  (4:10)  Link

haveTHATtalk    Ottawa Public Health offers this mental health promotion video series, accompanied by an Activity Guide which individuals and groups can use to further explore the topics.

A video which describes Health Links, a service offered by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, designed to coordinate the services and supports that a person with multiple health conditions requires.  [2:06]  Link

How Do I Talk to Someone Thinking about Suicide    In this video, the Calgary-based Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Executive Director Mara Grunau talks about how to recognize someone who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide and how to have a conversation and connect them to help.  Video topics include warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with someone, and how to connect them to help.  (9:05)  Link

I Am Still Your Child    A video about children growing up with a parent suffering from a mental illness may be viewed on the CBC Web site.  (44:09)  Link

The Importance of Empathy    This video discusses the benefits of feeling empathy, both for oneself and for those with whom one is connecting.  It provides a reminder why empathy is fundamental to one’s wellbeing, and provides an easy-to-understand teaching tool about the importance of empathy.  (3:31)  Link

The Importance of Self-care: Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid    A TED Talk video with Guy Winch, PhD, Psychologist.  We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain.  So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness?  Guy Winch asks us to take our emotional health as seriously as we take our physical health — and explores how to heal from common heartaches. (17:23)    See also: 7 Ways to Practice Emotional First Aid.

Mental Health Awareness    A video with a focus on teens.  (1:30)  Link

Mental Health Videoscribe    Mental Health Awareness video for teenagers exploring what is mental health, what can affect mental health, teenage specific pressures, how to manage poor mental health and more. (4:24)   Link

Mental Illness: What You See, What You Don’t See    Video about depression.  One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetimes.  The other four will have a friend, family member or colleague who will.  (2:18)  Link

Promoting Mental Health: Finding a Shared Language    This 2015 video by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Health Promotion Resource Centre explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to promote mental health in ourselves and in our communities.  (6:01)  Link

The Struggle of Mental Health    A playlist consisting of seven TED talk videos: Depression, the Secret We Share (29:31); Confessions of a Depressed Comic (11:00); How Electroshock Therapy Changed Me (22:18); The Voices in My Head (14:17); A Tale of Mental Illness — From the Inside (14:52); Break the Silence for Suicide Attempt Survivors (4:14); The Bridge between Suicide and Life (14:13).

Supporting Parents of Suicidal Youth    The Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario has produced a series of videos on this topic.  Link

We All Have Problems    Youth Mental Health Awareness video from Ireland.  (1:58)  Link

What the OCD community wants YOU to know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   The International OCD Foundation produced this Public Service Announcement which examines and demystifies misconceptions about OCD.  (2:33)  Link

Wit’s End    A two-part CBC Radio “Ideas” documentary examining mental illness, past and present, theory and practice, from asylums to labs in neuroscience.  The 54-minute episodes originally aired on June 20 and November 17, 2016.

Youth Lead the Fight against Mental Health Stigma    The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s YouthNet/RéseauAdo program helps youth in the Ottawa region start up Student Wellness Committees in their own high schools.  These student-led committees work towards changing the culture within high schools, fighting the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and helping young people get connected to mental health resources.  Visit  (4:30)  Link