OCD and Depression – Annabel’s story – When I Worry about Things
(Featured resource)Suitable for teaching 8 to 13s. A powerful animated film about a girl who developed nervous tics, OCD and depression after a period of upheaval, and how she learnt to cope.
WARNING: Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.
In this video, Jack Howard interviews his good friend TomSka about his struggles with depression. Check out this video for an honest and open chat between two mates about mental health.
9 Must Know Signs of Depression
Depression can affect people in different ways but this video will cover the typical signs for someone with depression and how they might be affected each day. This video is a quick look at a day in the life of someone with depression compared to someone who does not experience depression.
Feeling Unhappy, Sad or Depressed
This short video talks about how depression can make you feel isolated, and unable to talk to your friends. Sometimes it feels like you’re an astronaut, exploring a foreign world because nothing ever feels quite right. Childline wants you to know that there are people like you out there, and there is always help. It won’t always be perfect, but it can be better if you talk about it.
Broken Isn’t Beautiful – Eleanor Avon
This poem by a young girl called Eleanor is a new look at what she calls the current ‘trend’ of mental illness. She calls out people who ‘play’ depressed in order to gain community from friends. She identifies how it becomes a game of who’s mental health is worse and who has more pain and how these people are taking valuable resources from people who really need help but can’t find their voice to ask.
What if Depression Followed you Online?
If depressed thoughts, symptoms of depression or anxiety spoke to you online, how would you cope? You wouldn’t let your depression follow you online, you would block the negative comments and delete people who don’t make you feel good. So why can’t you do this in the offline world?
Neil Hilborn – This is Not the End of the World
What ever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone else is feeling the exact same thing. This is not to say that you aren’t special, this is to say thank God you aren’t. Neil Hilborn talks about how depression and mental ill health can affect a person in this brilliant poem.
What is Depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to 10% of adults struggle with the disease. However, because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than high cholesterol. In this video, Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
This is What it Feels Like to be Depressed
This video explores what it is like to feel depressed in the form of a spoken word poem. The video shows one woman's journey with depression from the age of seven. She explores how bullying, sexual assault, and chronic illness can lead to bouts of depression.
‘Be a Man’
Being a man doesn’t mean you can’t cry. After his brother-in-law committed suicide, Luke took a stand and made this video in hopes of tackling the problem of male depression. Remember, it’s okay to be upset, it’s okay to talk.
On Feeling Depressed
There remains a huge amount of stigma around depression, but feelings of depression are very common. We don’t need to compound our misery through a sense that it is either unusual or unwarranted.
This video explains how depression is completely normal, but it is important to remember that depression does not rule our life. At some point in their lives many people struggle with depression; you are not alone.
The Symptoms of Depression
Am I depressed? Should I see someone about it? This video might help you find out. It explores the main symptoms of depression and why you shouldn’t feel bad about getting help if you feel them. Most people have depressive episodes at some point in their lives and getting help to deal with it doesn’t make you weak; it makes you sensible.
How to Help Someone with Depression
When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a medical condition so giving support may mean more than just offering a shoulder to cry on.
Anger in Depression
Anger can be a prominent issue within people with depression. This video from Kati Morton talks about anger in depression and what we can do to overcome this emotion. She also gives positive tips about talking to other people and even professionals.
Are you Depressed? Find out in just 2 questions!
This video aims to help you figure out if you need to seek medical help if you think you might be depressed. Dr Varun presents two simple yes or no questions that help you find out if you should see your doctor about feelings of depression.
The 6 Signs of High Functioning Depression
High functioning depression isn’t an actual diagnosis, it’s just more catchy than the real diagnostic term ‘dysthymia’ is. Dysthymia is depressed mood for most the of day, for more days than not. This video from Kati Morton covers the six signs of dysthemia and what to do if you think you have dysthemia.
Depression: 7 Tips for Managing Difficult Days
This video explores 7 ideas for getting through the most difficult days when you’re struggling with depression. Dr Pooky Knightsmith draws on her personal and professional experiences to give help and advice for people suffering from depression.
What is Major Depressive Disorder?
In this video, Kati Morton talks about major depressive disorder. She talks about what it is and how it is diagnosed including; the symptoms of MDD, how long is has to be occurring for and what to do if you are struggling.
A Few Words about Duvet Days due to Depression or Anxiety
Dr Pooky Knightsmith shares a few words about those days when depression and anxiety make it impossible to get out of bed. Some days depression and anxiety are so emotionally draining that it makes it impossible to get out of bed. This is nothing to be ashamed of.
A thoughtful, artistic animation exploring the functioning of the human mind, this would be a great starter for discussions with young people about how they feel.
Managing Depression: the Benefits of Establishing a Daily Routine
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the benefits of establishing a daily routine when managing depression. She considers things like sleep, mealtimes and self-care and how we work to regulate this activities in order to boost our physical and mental resilience.