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What Mental Health Means

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona explains that having a disability puts you at great risk for getting the help needed to deal with any mental health issues, particularly in a society that focuses more heavily on physical health issues where mental health issues are oven overlooked and ignored.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

What A Psychiatrist Does

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

Amanda Sawyer explains the role of a psychiatrist in diagnosing a person with a mental illness which includes: looking at the various issues someone is having in their life, figuring out why they might be having these difficulties, explaining why these issues are occurring, and then coming up with a treatment plan to help alleviate these issues.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Victimization and Mental Health

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans tells a story that illustrates the fact that people with disabilities have a higher risk of being victimized by others because of their feeling of wanting to be included by others.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Understand and Express Emotions

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona explains how modeling expressions and emotions in your own life can help the people you support find ways to express how they are feeling better.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Reducing Medication

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

Amanda Sawyer explains that in order to support someone’s mental health better we need to look at what medications an individual is on and evaluate whether or not medications are necessary before adding more medications.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Tracking and Reporting Your Observations

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

As a psychiatrist, Amanda Sawyer explains that the more documentation and information a support worker can provide, the better she is at properly diagnosing and caring for the person being supported.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Three Mental Health Risks

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans explains that the feelings of being ignored, isolated and not given adequate privacy are three mental health risks that are often overlooked and need to be recognized for greater mental health support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Thoughts on Medication

Presenter: Amanda Sawyer

About This Video:

Amanda Sawyer reminds us all that it is important to remember that medications need to be chosen with care and with purpose.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 2 minutes

Risk Factors

Presenter: Yona Lunsky

About This Video:

Yona explains that one of the major health concerns of the people we support is stress and their ability to cope with this stress. Helping the people we support to have a greater amount of choices and knowing what to choose when feeling stressed is an important way to give support.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Mental Health

Length: 3 minutes

Respecting Mental Health Treatment

Presenter: Heather Hermans

About This Video:

Heather Hermans explains that is it is equally important to follow through with one’s mental health treatment as it is for their physical health treatment, which is not always the case.

Subjects Covered:

  • Mental Health

Length: 1 minute



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