Week 5 – Video Resources


Week 5 -Primary Sources

Breaking the Stigma and Shame of Mental Illness | Kitty Westin | TEDxFargo

Suicide leads to over 44,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Stigma against people with mental illness is a major contributor to this unacceptably high mortality rate. Kitty uses heart breaking true stories and scientific facts to help the audience understand ways to challenge their thinking and join the fight to reduce stigma and shame. Kitty is an advocate for people affected by eating disorders and has become a nationally and internationally recognized authority on the impact mental illness has on individuals, their families and the community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsRF8xGgbPA (Published 6 Oct 2017)

Imagine There Was No Stigma to Mental Illness | Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman | TEDxCharlottesville

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Columbia University and past President of the American Psychiatric Association, envisions that breaking down the barrier which arises from our stigmatizing mental health would result in better treatment for millions of individuals.

https://youtu.be/WrbTbB9tTtA?t=152 (Published 12 Jan 2016)

Yashi Brown for NAMI & Hope and Grace

Mental Illness affects 1 out of 5 individuals yet we’re freely using words that keep mental health stigma alive. Words such as “nutcase” and “wacko” keep people in silence which only bolsters negative and severe mental health symptoms. Let’s change our vocabulary and make an effort to help each other open up about mental illness and not remain in silence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6T-PMb9eoM&list=PLlZf3Rbl5IeoTZMUOexDg0Uo__Ow-H04J&t=5s (Published 18 May 2016)

Mental health patients feel stigmatised ) It is well known that public stigma is a huge hurdle for those with a mental illness, but are Australia’s doctors and medical professionals just as guilty of discrimination?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlQS3IANdQ (Published 22 Dec 2011)

Week 5 -Secondary Resources

Stigma and Mental Illness

This innovative video was designed to help combat the stigma attached to mental illness and will be used to educate health care providers and hospital staff across the country who work with children and youth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTIZ_aizzyk (Published 4 Oct 2012)

The Stigma Of Mental Illness – Part One )

The stigma of mental illness is a destructive force. It prevents people from admitting they have a problem. That stigma also prevents people from seeking help. And it can increase the pain experienced by those who are struggling to get well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3atX3nRZmJ8 (Published 3 Jan 2018

A Social Experiment on Mental Health Stigma | Beyond the Label

1 in 7 adults have experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime. But what do Singaporeans really think about the people affected by it? To find out, NCSS invited members of the public to a social experiment. Hidden prejudices were revealed and stereotypes were challenged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQoiz4wfV_c (Published 8 Sept 2018)