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Mental Health: The Basics

How we feel and the factors that influence mood and emotion are explored in this upbeat, animation-driven program. Viewers learn some symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, and the many ways in which people cope with these challenges. The concept of stigma is also examined, including a look at how negative attitudes toward those with mental illness may be changed. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. (19 minutes)

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Mental Health: An Introduction
Good mental health is about having a sense of purpose, involvement, stress management, having close relationships and being in touch with one's emotions. Learn some symptoms that might indicate a mental health issue and why it isn't surprising that young people experience mental health issues.