5 Of the Best TED Talks on Mental Health

July 15, 2018 0 By admin

TED talks are amazing are they not?! motivational, educational, and entertaining. One of my favorite past times is watching the awesome speakers. One of the things on my bucket list is to present at a TED conference. My favorite section, if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post, is the mental health section. Here are some of my favorite talks on the topic!

  1. Guy Winch: Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid

Guy makes the case that we should take care of our mental health just as we do our physical health. This video is number one for a reason.

  1. Sangu Delle: There’s No Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Getting blunt and personal, Sangu talks about his experience of being a male and dealing with mental illness in a society where emotions are kept to yourself.

  1. Wendy Suzuki: The Brain-changing Benefits of Exercise

As the title states, this TED talk focuses on what exercise can do to your brain. Wendy explains how she performed an experiment on herself and realized the science behind why exercise is so transformative for your brain.

  1. Robert Gupta: Music Is Medicine, Music is Sanity

Robert, a violinist with the Philharmonic, tells the story of a violin lesson he gave to a schizophrenic musician and the things he learned as a result. Music therapy is an amazing form of therapy that gives an individual an outlet for their feelings. You do not have to be a trained musician to use music as medicine.

  1. Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed

This TED talk is perfect for those people who become more flustered than average when something goes wrong and really lose their thoughts. In this, Daniel talks about the “pre-mortem”, a concept where you look ahead to a situation and think of all of the things that could go wrong, and then see what you can do to prevent them before the situation occurs.