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5 TED Talks for your Mental Health

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I really love all things self-help and I’m always looking for fresh ideas from people who “get it”.

Frankly, there’s a lot of garbage in the self-help world and it takes a bit of time to wade through all the fads and fluff.

These TED talks are the most kick-ass ones I’ve found so far and I wanted to share them with you.

I love watching TED talks because I can stream them on the TV while I clean the house (multitasking is so satisfying).

If you watch these and still need an inspirational kick in the ass check post on how to stay positive when everything sucks. I also have a mental health podcast that is available on Spotify and iTunes.

This TED talk discusses embracing your depression can actually make your life better.

I’m a huge advocate of not living in shame of your mental health disorders.

I struggle with depression on the daily, you can check out my depressive episode survival guide if you’re struggling with depression.

Martin Seligman is the creator of positive psychology.

His focus on making peoples quality of life better and not on fixing what traditional psychology has labeled mental illnesses.

Once you have you’re positive energy flowing checkout my manifestation tips to help you live a kick-ass life or go printout my free gratitude worksheet.

I love this talk by a young beatboxer who also has bipolar.

He talks about why he views his mental illness as mental illnesses.

I love hearing him reframe his disorder. If you’re struggling with a mental illness checkout or just feeling kind of shitty check out my list of 50 things you can do to feel better right now.

I know some days are easier than others, hopefully, that list will help you find a little relief today.


This is a really interesting talk about emotional first aid and why we all need to practice it.

This talk tells you seven ways you can emotionally care for yourself right now.

It’s so true that we don’t talk about maintaining your mental health the way we do about physical health.

That’s really too bad because dealing with mental illnesses is hard and there is a freaking lot of us out here.

I have a free printable of self-care for your mind, body and soul and a list of 30 self-care activities that don’t cost a god damn thing.



This talk makes great points about how physical illnesses are seen as legitimate but mental illnesses still have a stigma and it’s hard to get the same level of care and support.

If you’re struggling with your mental health check out my article on 16 things to do to make your anxiety suck less and depression survival guide.

I also have a mental health resource library full of printables and desktop backgrounds.


I just finished reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck  and now I’m reading one of Brene Brown’s book called Rising Strong.

I really like Brene Brown and in this talk she discusses how we need to be vulnerable in order to connect with others.

It’s unfortunate our culture views vulnerable people as weak when really those people are the strongest of all.

If you’re out there being vulnerable I admire you.

Thanks for checking out my post. If you’re looking for more motivation check out my other posts on mental health. I have a ton of mental health resources on my site that I hope you’ll check out like my free mental health planner and mental health podcast.


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  1. Liz Deken says

    This is providing real help to me today. I’m in a sea of black and this is the little candle I needed. I’m listening to the mental care band aid.

  2. Ashley says

    Love Ted talks and enjoyed these especially Ruby Wax stop the stigma. I have suffered with depression, anxiety and panic disorder since I was a young teenager and now I have a sleeping disorder and diagnosed with PTSD from my military career I find myself in. It doesn’t get easier to deal with but knowing I’m not alone in this world and other people are dealing with identical issues softens the blow to my self-esteem a little. Thank you for your blog!!