TED TALKS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND MENTAL HEALTH




Mental health awareness is greater than it has ever been, thankfully we all have an idea what it means, but how well do we understand it? There is still a lot of stigma associated with mental illness especially across African communities. Many communities isolating it as “European diseases”, a result of privilege or something that can be prayed away. Making it a taboo topic that is learned and inherited by generations. 

A basic understanding of mental illness will allow us to manage it better and create even more awareness of it and a space for everyone who has or might struggle with it in the future to feel safe discussing it and recovering from it. 

To aid our understanding we have chosen a few TED talks we believe will act as a good starting point. 

DEPRESSION
ANXIETY

BIPOLAR

DEMENTIA
A playlist explaining Dementia

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