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The power of mental health seen in culture...
Because of it's vulnerable, unseen nature, mental health will always have a certain stigma attached to it. Sometimes, it helps to see this vulnerability portrayed in our culture, to push us in the right direction and open us up to healing and a deeper sense of humanness and empathy. Some of these resources are for kids and adults, but some are just for adults, and some are simply fun to watch or listen to. Look for descriptions to help guide you.
For more comprehensive lists, check out Common Sense Media.
And check out this list of books, movies, and pods! Entertainment Holiday Pack for a Growth Mindset
Movies & TV Watching empathetic & moving characters on screen can inspire us and our kids to feel compassion and connection. These movies all have characters that move us towards that place. Make sure to look for the rating for each movie to see if it will be appropriate for your child to watch. Common Sense Media has great guidelines for appropriate viewing ages.
In "Speak Your Mind" by Riley Sheahan, Seattle Kraken center opens up about his own mental health. Some episode explicit, check before playing with your kids!
Social/Emotional Learning for adults, brought to you by Character Strong. Appropriate for kids!
Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis.
Dr. Robyn Silverman provides hands-on tips, powerful scripts, inspiring stories and specific steps to make even the toughest conversations easier.
Research-based solutions for our mental health. Appropriate for all ages.
For grieving children and families.
The "I Know Lonely" podcast by a Seattleite, Vik, who helps to normalize loneliness through his struggles.
"The Trouble with TikTok" from the Being Human podcast brought to you by Catholic Psych.
For parents and teens
YouTube after you check out these videos, go deeper and explore the entire video collections from these channels!