This summer we'll be doing a special series of Ted Talks. I have picked several more future-forward and inspiring topics for the next few months that relate to mental health to have us all doing excellent in our self care routines. Have suggestions, send them my way! See the schedule below for details :)
How to Make Stress Your Friend - Kelly McGonigal
July 6th 7pm
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
The Surprising Science of Happiness - Dan Gilbert
August 3rd 7:30pm
Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.
Mental Health Care the Disrupts Cycles of Violence - Celine de Sola
Sept 1st 8am
In Latin American countries like El Salvador, homicide rates are alarmingly high thanks in large part to a vicious cycle of violence -- people don't have a chance to heal from recurrent individual and collective trauma. With her team at Glasswing International, de Sola is hoping to break this cycle by equipping government employees like teachers and police officers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide mental health care to those who need it most. Their goal: to transform more than 2,000 frontline institutions in 25 of the highest risk municipalities in Central America with community-based approaches to mental health support, reaching nearly 10 million people along the way. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)