Appendix 5: Videos and Other Resources on Mental Health (Handout 5)

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This handout includes more videos and other resources on mental health that may be of interest.


How to make stress your friend (14:28 min.)
– Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal on the many advantages of stress.

The mental health literacy pyramid (9:28), Mental Health Collaborative
– Provides an overview of the Mental Health Literacy Framework and the different mental health states.

Why stress is good for you (Instant Egghead #40; 2:32), Scientific American
– Explains how stress can be viewed as helpful.

Other Resources

Comninos, A. (n.d.). Stress. Mindfulness and Clinical Psychology Solutions.
– Web article on the stress curve, different types of stress, and how to cope and manage stress.

Kutcher, S., & Wei, Y. (2020). School mental health: A necessary component of youth mental health policy and plans. World Psychiatry, 19(2).
– Article on mental health literacy.

Ohrnberger, J., Fichera, E., & Sutton, M. (2017, December). The relationship between physical and mental health: A mediation analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 195, 42–49
– Article on the connection between physical and mental health. (n.d.). How not to bubble wrap kids: Learning how to use daily stress to develop resilience.
– Information sheet on using daily stress to develop resilience.


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