Mental health

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of mental health.

Exclusive articles about Mental health

7 ways to practice emotional first aid

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot your emotional health … starting right now. You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, rig...

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and...

How should we talk about mental health?

Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental heal...

Video playlists about Mental health

All kinds of minds

9 talks • 2h 12m
These powerful stories shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds?

The struggle of mental health

7 talks • 1h 50m
Depression, schizophrenia, suicidal feelings—too often, these experiences stay private. These speakers who’ve struggled with mental illness boldly share their stories, in hopes that others don’t feel so alone.

Talks about Mental health

See all 25 talks on Mental health

TED Books

TED Book: Learning from the Voices in my Head

Learning from the Voices in My Head

Eleanor Longden survived years in harsh psychiatric care. Now on the cusp of earning her Ph.D. in psychology, she still hears voices -- and says she wouldn't live without them.
Kindle | iBook | Nook


TRH: Mental Health

Episode: The Unquiet Mind

We’ve all had that moment. The moment where you might see or hear something and you wonder: Am I going crazy? In this hour, TED speakers share their experiences straddling that line between madness and sanity – and question if we’re all in the gray area between the two. Listen now