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.”
How to start a conversation about suicide
Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide — but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he’s on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. In this deeply personal talk, Forbes shares his approach to helping a group of traditionally silent men in his community open up about their struggles. “We can all be life preservers,” he says.
MOOD self-assessment tool from the NHS
When it comes to emotions, it can sometimes be hard to recognise or admit that we’re not feeling 100%.
If you are 16 or over, take this short questionnaire to:
- Help you better understand how you’ve been feeling over the last fortnight and
- Point you in the right direction for helpful advice and information
If you need more advice you can find the right people to call on the NHS suggested helplines: