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Today’s Drugs: Addiction 101
Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, MA, MHS, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about addiction. (5:53 minutes)
Look Beyond the Labels
It's time to start the conversation, and silence the stigma around mental health. Look beyond the labels. (1:21 minutes)
Mental Health Myths
Published by BuzzFeedVideo, this short video shares six untrue facts about mental health you may possibly believe. (1:13 minutes)
What is Mental Health?
Produced by Dr. Mike Condra, Queen’s University’s Director of Health, Counseling & Disability Services. This animated video presents practical information about mental health. (5:32 minutes)
Stigma and Mental Illness
A joint project of the IWK Health Centre and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This video was designed to combat the stigma attached to […] (11:01 minutes)
Mental Illness: The Invisible Illness
MaxSilverman discusses how mental and physical illness are not supported equally by society. (19:49 minutes)
Celebrities Discuss Mental Health
Several celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Howie Mandel, Terry Bradshaw, and Paula Dean speak out on mental illness, and the stigma. (3:43 minutes)
Physical Health v. Mental Health
This short video brings humor to a serious problem asking, “Isn’t it time we started taking mental health more seriously?” Isn’t it time we start […] (1:27 minutes)
An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.*
Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. In particular, depressive illnesses tend to co-occur with substance abuse and anxiety disorders.*
Around 20% of the world’s children and adeolescents have mental disorders or problems.
Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year; suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in 15-29 year olds.
Stigma and discrimination against patients and families prevent people from seeking mental health care.
*Source: John Hopkins Medicine
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