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Mental Health

This guide provides suggested resources and other information for beginning research on Mental Health issues.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.

Videos

How we feel and the factors that influence mood and emotion are explored in this upbeat, animation-driven program. Viewers learn some symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, and the many ways in which people cope with these challenges. The concept of stigma is also examined, including a look at how negative attitudes toward those with mental illness may be changed.

Mental illness, also known as mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health problems that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior for a sustained period of time. Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors are examples of mental illnesses that can have a long-lasting impact on you. Are you wondering if your mental health is deteriorating? Do you remember the last time you felt sad, anxious, or scared that you were somehow “off”? As a disclaimer, do not use this video to self diagnose. These are more like warning signs that you should not ignore. Use them as a guide when talking to a professional when explaining how you are feeling.

The current challenges brought about by COVID-19 for people all around the globe have caused fear, anxiety, and uncertainty for so many of us. It's important to understand you are not alone in how you are feeling right now, and there are practical, healthy ways to help cope with these emotions.