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Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach — training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.

Vikram Patel helps bring better mental health care to low-resource communities — by teaching ordinary people to deliver basic psychiatric services.


Don’t know why I love this movie…

Sociology | Social Psychology trips into the movies, Village of the Damned by Stephen King portrays group or collective influence in society. A great movie to review through the social prism.

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

TEDxManitoba – TJ Dawe: An Experiment in Collective Intelligence

TJ Dawe writes, performs, directs, and creates new theatre
pieces. Based in Vancouver, he’s been touring theatre
and comedy festivals in Canada and the US for 13
years, with no signs of slowing down. He has six
published plays and a humour book. He perpetually
juggles a dozen or so new projects, and blogs a lot at—a magazine for hungry brains
and thirsty souls.

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.

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