Video and Audio Recordings

10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults  Link

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

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

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

I Am Still Your Child    A 44-minute video, written and directed by Megan Durnford, about children growing up with a parent suffering from a mental illness may be viewed on the CBC Web site.

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 AidTED 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 (CAMH) 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).

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