Heart to Heart: My Battle with Depression
Brandon Williams is a singer-songwriter based out of Galveston, Texas. Brandon is an advocate for mental health and has graciously shared his story with us in hopes that it will help someone else. Brandon is an incredibly talented musician whose goal is to make music that not only inspires but also convicts.
There’s No Shame In Taking Care Of Your Mental Health
When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.”
The Impact Of Listening | Kevin Berthia | TEDxUCDavisSF
Kevin talks about how we can impact people’s lives just by listening. He uses his own story about how someone just listening helped him stop himself from committing suicide.
NAMI’s Strength Over Silence: Stories Of Courage, Culture, And Community
In this ongoing docuseries, NAMI highlights perspectives on mental health across backgrounds and communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery, emphasizing the importance of culture and identity in the mental health movement.
Living An Abundant Life, A Story Of Faith And Mental Illness
Yulanda Ming Blackson, a NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter from Maryland, faced adversity but found peace with her own mental illness. As the daughter and wife of pastors, she shares her story about mental health and faith in the Black community.
Inhabiting The Space That Wasn’t Built For You
Rosemary Ketchum, is the first-ever politically elected trans woman in the state of West Virginia, gaining national attention. She runs the NAMI Wheeling West Virginia drop-in-center and is the youngest person at age 26 to be on their board of directors. She has extensive family experience with mental health and addiction. She addresses the need for LGBTQ+ people to have a place in the room advocating for social change and a stigma-free world.
From Secrets To Strength
Poojah Mehta, a rising leader in the Asian American/Pacific Islander mental health community, shares her story of recovery and her focus on amplifying the voices of people who are underrepresented in their communities. She is currently a student at Columbia University working toward a master’s degree in public health and sits on the NAMI New York State Board of Directors.
Tackling Mental Health Stigma
The latest installment features NAMI Ambassador Chris Hubbard, offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Hubbard takes us on a journey back to his hometown of Columbus, Georgia, where he shares the unique challenges of playing competitive sports, encourages young athletes to take care of their mental health and relays the importance of asking for help.
Barbershop Confessions In The Big Easy
Meet Lorenzo Lewis, founder of The Confess Project, and learn how he uses barbershops across America as platforms to start conversations and spread hope and healing in the black community.
Discovering My Superpower
This documentary features NAMI Ambassador A.J. Mendez, author, advocate and former World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) wrestler. Hear her mental health advice to Latinx families and learn why she believes her bipolar disorder is a gift.
The Safe Place
After illuminating myths about mental illness in her church community, advocate Jasmin Pierre created “The Safe Place” app, where the African American community can access culturally inspired information and support.
PTSD: A New Perspective
This video presentation features Lydia Giordano, LCDC, LPC. Lydia is an Owner and Therapist at MYS Counseling & Assessment, PLLC. Lydia specializes in MYCS therapy, a new neuroscientific solution-focused method. MYCS allows clients to learn how to manage their own brains in a way that stops automatic negative and racing thoughts and increases positivity, self-control, peace, and more! Lydia helps clients find their core emotional wound without stressful or painful rehashing it, and she teaches clients how to simply and quickly heal it. Lydia’s offices are located in Manvel and Lake Jackson, TX.