“Don’t Call Me Crazy, Call Me Mad”- David Crepaz Keay

David Crepaz Keay is Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation and works to develop, deliver and evaluate things like service user involvement, carer involvement, peer support and self-management training.

David also has a truly unique perspective on mental health — he has lived with hearing voices since adolescence. His experiences have shaped his attitude to labels and in a compelling interview, he talks about seeking to reclaim the word ‘mad’

To Understand Depression, Understand Fun: Erika Forbes at TEDxGrandviewAve

Erika Forbes, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology Lab. She completed her AB at Harvard University and her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist by training, and her work examines the neuroscience of mental health in young people. Specifically, she uses techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how unusual brain function in response to rewarding or pleasant stimuli is involved in the development of depression and substance use in adolescents.

Gnarls Barkley -Crazy- VIOLIN AND VOICE Cover – Charles Yang

Gnarls Barkley- Crazy
Covered by: Charles Yang – Violin, Voice

“One of the great voices of our time is Cee Lo Green who was introduced to me through this awesome song “Crazy”. I remember seeing Gnarls Barkley live at the ACL Fest and couldn’t believe how much energy and good vibes Cee Lo and Danger Mouse produced.

With my new video, I thought I would tackle the creative use of the violin with this song. Everything you hear is created with my electric violin and my voice in which I use an octaver, phaser, wah, compressor, and reverb. My voice will never match the great Cee Lo Green’s, but I can say my violin playin can 😉 . I hope you all enjoy and man was it hard to choose a video after Bohemian Rhapsody!” – Charles Yang, June 26 2012

Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach — training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others. – TEDGlobal

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Sometimes (I Have Schizophrenia)/All Of The Time (I’m Just Human)

Most people with schizophrenia aren’t violent or dangerous. I’m so tired of this misconception. It’s tough enough to live with schizophrenia, but the hardest thing of all about it is living with the stigma that’s attached to it.

In this three minute film i want to show you what it really means to have schizoprenia.
It’s time to stop the stigma and stand up for schizophrenia. 

We’re just human.