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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.

Documentary: Richard Dawkins – Nice Guys Finish First

A BBC documentary featuring Richard Dawkins illustrating the case for one of the themes in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene – evolution promotes a large dose of altruism and cooperation.

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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.

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.