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Here I have collected lots of videos- about psychotherapy and mental health in general            ** Potential difficult themes marked in red **

** Contains themes of sexual violence. Some loud noises (alarm bells)

Window of Tolerance- our capacity to deal with stress and the regulation of emotions

** Contains themes of rape** 'I just froze' is Rape Crisis Scotland's new public awareness campaign, which aims to challenge and change common misconceptions that there is a right or wrong way for people to react during or after a rape.

** Some images/ descriptions of hallucinations **

Describes trauma symptoms some people feel after critical illness

The Affect of Childhood Trauma

The Adverse Childhood Study found that survivors of childhood trauma (ACE's- Adverse Childhood Experience) are up to 5,000 percent more likely to have mental and physical health issues. Dr. Vincent Felitti, the study's founder, details this connection. Resilience- trailer for film about the impact of ACE's


PTSD is the 4th most common disorder in America, affecting not just veterans but abuse, disaster, and accident survivors. Dr. Rachel Yehuda explains how the traumatic event can divide one's memories, describes symptoms and threat responses (6:53).

** Themes of suicide**

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

This powerful film gives a rare glimpse of what we rarely get to hear - the actual words of men who've gone through depression and suicidal thoughts.

** Themes of suicide**

Professor Green discusses his father's suicide

** Suggestions of violence. Swearing. Themes of suicide**

Two films from US on theme of masculinity and the messages  'Boys Dont Cry' and 'Man Up'

Art For Heroes - A Culture Show special     (*Includes images and stories of war)

A moving film from 2013 examining of the role of art therapy in the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen suffering from PTSD. Tim Samuels meets veterans of recent British conflicts in the Falklands, the Persian Gulf and Northern Ireland, who reveal their personal battle with PTSD as a result of their military career. They are now using an unlikely weapon to help fight the psychological wounds of war - art. Visiting art therapy sessions, Samuels discovers how drawing, sculpting and painting are helping the veterans manage the symptoms of PTSD. Dr Lukas Konopka, a professor of neurology in Chicago, has investigated the effects of art therapy on the brain in the treatment of PTSD. The results provide strong evidence of art's potential to heal.

Brené Brown on Empathy

Animated and directed by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne).

The Power of Vulnerability

Dr Brené Brown speaking at the RSA 

The Koestler Trust Art by Offenders Exhibition 2013 –‘The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker’

The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker was the UK 2013 national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. It was the sixth exhibition in an ongoing partnership between the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre. The exhibition invited you to enter an atmospheric bunker, filled with images, objects, sounds and films that reveal personal reflections, regrets and hopes. It was a powerful show.

Oct 2013 Andrew Solomon's TED talk: Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. 

'Growing Space' by Kate Broadhurst ​

Animated documentary by Kate Broadhurst ( about a small charity which makes a huge impact on the lives of adults suffering from mental health problems. It portrays the emotions of adults suffering from these issues and the transformational healing process that comes from gardening and a community spirit.

TA Ego States An animation about TA ego states-

useful in therapy and all aspects of life

Inside Out: Art Therapy In Scotland – A Path To Progression

A history of the origins and benefits of art therapy in Scotland, from Joyce Laing OBE, Scotland's first Art Therapist, to the present day. Stepping Stones, a community-based mental health project programme, have enabled the making of this film by allowing the film to portray daily life within this community group. Their mission is to raise awareness of the importance of art therapy in the community, and to use this to foster and promote positive mental health.


The Strangerness Within by Jonathan Isserow  Published on Apr 3, 2015

In this animation, four psychoanalysts explore the relevancy of psychoanalysis for contemporary life. A central idea that emerges is that psychoanalysis may provide a way of thinking deeply about parts of ourselves that we cannot know about. It also provides a way of understanding social, political and economic relationships and phenomena. Lastly, its status and value as a particular kind of science is briefly examined.

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