7 TED Talks about Mental Health That Will Change Your Perspective ...


With the field of psychology growing each day, TED talks about mental health are becoming popular.2

I’ve been studying psychology for years so it’s a no-brainer why I love these talks.

But I strongly believe that awareness is the way to change.

TED talks about mental health are promoting the importance of being aware, changing your old perspective, and welcoming in a new one.

1. Thomas Insel

In his TED talk about mental health, Thomas Insel guides us towards a new understanding of mental illness.2

He addresses these brain diseases and how to reframe our perspective.

He starts off talking about diseases like Leukemia and heart disease and the rate of mortality as a result.

Early detection and early intervention are keys to changing the track of mental illnesses in our society.

I find his speech amazing and inspiring.

2. Ruby Wax

Comedian Ruby Wax makes an impression in her talk with mental illness.

She opens up about her breakdown to bring her story to life.2

She was told to “perk up” by friends during her hospitalizations.

“How come every other organ in your body can get sick and get sympathy except the brain?” Inspiring!

Check this chick out!

3. Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel unearths the differences in the quality of care between physical and mental diseases.

The gap is larger than we can afford.

Patel offers one of my favorite TED talks about mental health.

Mental health affects everyone, globally, so why do some still think people are making it up?2

I think everyone should hear what this man has to say.

4. David Steindl-Rast

Mental health includes happiness.

David Steindl-Rast talks about how happiness stems from gratitude.

Expressing gratitude more frequently increases your happiness by reminding you of the important things in life.

I know that may sound cliché but it’s true!

Listen to what Steindl-Rast humbly has to say, then you won’t still think it’s just a corny catch-phrase.

Glennon Doyle Melton
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