This blog is a compilation of a ‘google’ mental health brains trust… a selection of mental health videos for improving the understanding of mental health for health professions and students. There is no particular order or pattern, purely selected as an overview or starting point for people interested in learning more about mental health generally. It is offered as an introduction to an important topic of interest to people all over the world, to assist in reducing stigma and increasing general understanding of mental health issues.
Video one: A global perspective:
Vikram Patel – TED TALK
- Mental illness is a global health problem.
- Suicide is the leading cause of death fro young people globally.
- mental illness accounts for 15% of global burden of disease.
- WHO reports 400-500 million people affected by mental health problems.
- Despite good and robust treatments (eg pharmacological, social and psychological) a treatment gap is 50-90% of affected people.
- Global shortage of mental health professionals.
Video two: A lived experience of psychosis
Elyn Saks – TED TALK
- A legal scholar shares her experiences of Schizophrenia.
- a great definition of schizophrenia
- excellent description of the components that make up an experience of schizophrenia.
- people first – never describe a person as a ‘schizophrenic’ – rather a ‘person with schizophrenia’.
Video three: The lived experience of depression
JD Schramm – TED TALK
- a very short report on the experience of attempting suicide and then choosing to live.
- deciding to live can be a struggle and people need and want support and resources to help through this time.
Video four: Police dealing with suicide attempts
Kevin Briggs -TED TALK
- Challenge – what would you do if someone you knew was considering suicide?
- What happens when you open Pandora’s box and you discover hope is missing.
- Be ready to listen?
- If you think someone is suicidal? Don’t be afraid to ask directly.
- Signs of suicidal thinking and planning.
Video five: Autism – the extra-ordinary
- the lived experience of siblings with autism
Video six Psychosis animation
- an account of the the experience of psychosis presented as an animation.
Video seven: a nursing student placement experience
- what to expect on a mental health nursing student placement.
Video eight: community mental health nursing
- description of the role of community mental health nurse.
Video nine: Mental health. A person centred approach
- a text book for mental health professions students
Video ten: 1/100th of me – Craig
- challenging stigma
Video eleven: 1/100th of me – Katrina
- challenging stigma – young people.
Video twelve: 1/100th of me -Amy
- challenging stigma – young rural person.
Video thirteen: Mental Health in Australia
- Professor Alan Fells
- Professor Patrick McGorry
- Barbara Hocking
Video fourteen: Youth mental health
- an explanation of the headspace model for youth mental health in Australia
Video fifteen: Youth suicide risk assessment
- An excellent example of assessing a young person following panadol overdose
Video sixteen: Typical neuroleptics
- This post is for mental health nurses -especially those in developing countries where first generation anti psychotics medications are commonly used. A youtube lecture about haloperidol administration
Video seventeen: Sucide risk assessment: young man
A suicide risk assessment interview with a young man within hours of trying to end his life
… the list will go on! feel free to send me any tips on other great mental health videos to add to the compilation!
Check out this blog ^ by Research Whisper … Twitter is a fantastic resource – but yes, you have to invest something of yourself into it to make it work…
The only point of difference for me is I am perhaps a bit more flexible with my following decisions. I am happy to follow back novice twitter nurses in particular, to assist with introducing them to nursing colleagues in the Twittersphere. Just like IRL (in real life), networking relies on investing some relationship and by gaining introductions to key stakeholders. My followship is substantial enough to enable me to ‘play nice’ enough to give others a hand along the way. So – if you appear authentic after I run my checks, and you are interested in conversations about #nursing #mentalhealth #ruralhealth #Indigneoushealth #wellbeing #research #academic #HDR … and your not trying to flog me your latest commercial book or product, or your not trying to sell me (or my followers) something – I will probably follow up back! What I will be very interested in is sharing knowledge, transferring health knowledge to real people and situations – so I will always be keen to promote scholarship (peer reviewed) whether it is mine or others. Why? Because I think it is critical to get new ideas out in the public domain – so ideas about improving the world get out where they matter… accessible to the general public and part of the conversation…
A qualitative study was conducted in rural New South Wales, Australia, to understand the barriers to help-seeking among young rural men with emergent mental health problems. Participants who had real life experiences of these problems within their families were interviewed. Themes emerged from the data which explained some barriers to early intervention. Despite these barriers, families had developed skills in helping and in providing early mental health help to their sons. The findings of this study showed that a substantial burden on the emotional and social integrity of the family, combined with diminished psychological well-being, caused some parents to question how long they could cope before they reached ‘the end of their strings’. This downward spiralling trajectory of mental health and well-being for both the young men and their families has implications for clinical practice. Current models of mental health service delivery do not adequately capture the early help-seeking dynamics of young rural men and their families. A more flexible approach is needed to identify and help the family and the young men, without the pre-requisite for a formal medical diagnosis. Future research should involve health and well-being solution focused service delivery.
Wilson, R., Cruickshank, M., & Lea, J. 2013. Contemporary nurse: a journal for the Australian nursing profession 42(2):167-77. DOI: 10.5172/conu.2012.42.2.167
If your trying to write… there are soem great tips on this blog link below… writing at an academic level – and especially for publication doesn’t come easy. It is a craft that needs to be carefully honed and fine tuned…. Reading others tips about ‘how to’ is always a useful part of the learning and fine tuning process…
Nurses (traditionally) have not been keen academic writers – but that is slowly changing. We need to publish (at a high level) what it is we do, how we do it, and our evidence to support the way we do things… I challenge nurses everywhere to give it a go… write when you can. Share your knowledge… please!
A poster presentation:
Wilson, R. L., & Usher, K. (2014). Mental health professional visitors in rural communities: What happens when they go back home? Paper presented at the ACMHN 40th International Mental Health Nurses Conference, Soffitel Melbourne.
A colleague paramedic ( Buck Reed ) has just published a paper about rural people and use of the ambulance…. his research showed that rural people are less likely than urban people to call the ambulance… there is a disparity between urban and rural… why might that be? stoic? cost? rural people help other rural people in need more readily? rural people don’t know when it is appropriate to use the ambulance? stigma?…. I am wondering why there is a gap!!!! Thanks Buck for the heads up on the gap…. and for helping us understand rural health needs better!
Here’s his paper: http://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/142/241