It is never too late to learn how to improve emotional intelligence and coping skills. Referencing the movie “Inside Out,” this video explains how embracing uncomfortable emotions rather than avoiding, shaming or fearing them, is the healthy way to cope. (6 min)
For a funny discussion of this movie, listen to Podcast Ladies and Tangents aired on Jan 21, 2020
Therapist KC Davis is here to flip that negative internalized script with a simple yet perspective-shifting fact that may change your approach to life. Learn a gentler, more practical approach to mental health as Davis shares hard-won wisdom and helpful shortcuts on how to get by when you feel like you've barely got it together.
Feeling Blah or Meh? Simply navigating your day uninspired and aimless? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant refers to this as "languishing." A common response after many months of the pandemic. This video compliments his NYT article.
2021 | Ted.com |16 min
Dr. Brené Brown studies courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. This is her first Ted Talk, 2010. If you are a Brene fan, you know this video well. If you are not familiar with her work... you want to be. Her books create a path to healing by Darling Greatly, Rising Strong and Daring to Lead. Her podcasts are all great tools to enlighten and uplift.
20 min | Ted.com | 2010
"Feelings are what we have the most of and know the least about; handle them or they will handle you." Therapist and relationship expert, Mandy Saligari shares her insights.
2017 | Tedx.com |18 min
Video #6 Negative thinking can get the best of us at the worst of times. But there's hope! Positive psychology coach Derrick Carpenter reveals two key tactics that will intercept and defeat these thoughts before they have a chance to infiltrate your life | 2017 | 2 min
Video #5 What is depression?
The emotion known as depression is different than the brain disease also named Depression. Clinical Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. Helen Farrell Ted-Ed video explains the brain disease "Depression." | 4 minute | 2015 |
Video #6 Science of Depression
Major depressive disorder is a mental illness with symptoms that affect a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Depression is widespread, but poorly understood. This video provides an overview of what depression actually is including discussion of symptoms, causes, and treatment.."
4 minute | 2014 |
Video #9 A practical approach to depression, this Ted talk explores how lifestyles impact emotions and how to improve mood management.
21 minute | 2019 |
Video #10 In this Ted Talk, Andrew Solomon takes you across the world to interview others with depression 30 minute | 2013 |
Video #11 --Humor and heartache guide you through the process of grieving in this 15 minute 2019 Ted talk
Video #12 Join Therapist Amy Morin in this journey through grief and loss into the world of healing and recovery. 15 minute | 2015
Video #13 Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? 3 secrets of resilient people:
#1. Resilient people get that shit happens; suffering is part of life.
#2 Resilient people focus on the things that they can change and accept the things that they can't.
#3. Resilient people ask themselves, "Is what I'm doing or thinking helping me or harming me?" Aug 2019| 16 minutes.
Video #14 Helen Farrell Ted-ED video describing the brain disease known as Bipolar disorder. | 6 minute | 2017
This site is not intended to be used for medical treatment. Although these videos compliment Telka's Tools and additional local resources, Telka recommends seeking professional care to address all mental health questions and concerns. Michiganders living with persistent mental health challenges may call Covid Peer helpline at 888-753-7753 from 10am to 2 am
or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
or National Alliance of Mental Illness at 1-800-950-6264