Mental Health Videos & Music

Cree Elder A.J. Felix at The Turtle Lodge

Cree Elder A.J. Felix speaks and shares a song at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge – March 19, 2020 | At the ceremonial launching of “Wahbanung – The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for Our Survival” – YouTube description 

 

Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law

Discussions by four Cree elders; George Brertton, Fred Campiou, Isaac Chamakese and William Dreaver, give insight into the differences between Canadian law and Cree Natural Law and why Natural Law is needed in contemporary society. Wahkohtowin means “everything is related.” It is one of the basic principles of Cree Natural Law passed through language, song, prayer, and storytelling. The elders explain that by following the teachings of Wahkohtowin individuals, communities and societies are healthier. – YouTube description 

 

A to Z of Coping Strategies

“The Hampshire CAMHS ‘A to Z of coping strategies’ is 26 ideas, strategies and techniques to help young people cope better if they are experiencing stresses and pressures which are making them feel types of crisis or at risk of self-harming.” – YouTube description

 

Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained for Teens

“This video teaches teens how anxiety is a normal biological response – called “Fight, Flight, Freeze” – that can get triggered inappropriately in the modern world.” – YouTube description

 

We All Have Mental Health

“We All Have Mental Health is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it.” – Youtube description

 

Self-Care in Middle School

“We all face stresses in life – schoolwork, tests, relationships, family conflicts, money issues, health problems, and more. So, how can we deal with it? In this new series of videos on self-care, we talk to students in middle school, high school, and college about the stresses in their lives and how they practice self-care.” – YouTube description

 

Teen Stress from a Teen Perspective

“A simple experiment to discover what stresses high school students leads to disturbing results that soon become a story on their own. Michaela Horn shares her journey, results, and the alarming turn of events that unfolded.” – YouTube description

 

Creating Environments for Indigenous Youth to Live and Succeed

“Indigenous youth experience the highest rates of negative instances such as suicide yet are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. This has been at the heart of the of the work of Tunchai Redvers, co-founder of We Matter, a national non-profit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope and life promotion.” – YouTube descriptions

 

Mental Health: In Our Own Words

“13 people, aged 18-25 talk about what it’s like to live with a mental health problem, and what helps them cope.” – YouTube description

 

Impact of Colonization on Indigenous Mental Health

“This video explains and shows the mental effects of colonization on the Indigenous peoples of Canada.” – YouTube description

 

Why Do We Have Feelings? – Feelings and Emotions for Kids

“Life for a youth or younger child can be difficult enough. This video can help a parent, teacher or peer explain the reasons why we have feelings and how to cope when they are experiencing them.” – YouTube descriptions

 

Inside Out – Meet Your Emotions – My Life

From the Pixar movie “Inside Out” here are the 5 primary emotions.

 

Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions?

“Simple, easy-to-understand whiteboard animation to help early Elementary-aged children gain an understanding of the way their brains work to recognize and manage their emotions.” – YouTube description

 

Dan Siegal – “The Adolescent Brain”

“Describes and shows why and how an adolescent brain works.” – YouTube description

 

Teenage Brains: Wired to Learn

“It’s no secret that the teen brain is unique, and recent research from Daphna Shohamy, a neuroscientist at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, has confirmed striking differences in the brains of adolescents as compared to adults.” – YouTube descriptions

 

Your Special Teenage Brain

“Nicola Morgan is an expert in teenage brain changes. She is the author of Blame My Brain – The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed and The Teenage Guide to Stress, and has given hundreds of talks in schools, to teenagers, parents, teachers and other professionals.” – Youtube description

 

Anthony on Indigenous Mental Health and Self Love

Anthony Johnson is a social entrepeneur living in NYC and Arizona. In the video, Anthony talks about the importance of being open about mental health in an indigenous community, self care, and the power of shared story.

Inspirational Native American Frank Waln tells his story at WE Day!

Sicagu Lakota Speaker & Hip Hop Artist Frank Waln joins WE Day to tell his story and to remind WE Day we all should raise our voices and be heard.

 

A Tribe Called Red Ft. Black Bear – Stadium Pow Wow (Official Video)

“Stadium Pow Wow” is A Tribe Called Red’s first summer single of 2016. The energetic anthem continues to showcase Tribe’s unique style of music to the world. Featuring Black Bear, “Stadium Pow Wow” is ready to take on the world.

 

Dakota Bear – Freedom

Indigenous hip-hop artist, Dakota Bear, formerly known as Dakk’One, releases the music video for his latest single, Freedom, in solidarity with today’s Global Climate Strike uniting more than 125 countries and 4,000 communities around the world. Themes in his hip-hop anthem hold global relevance with an increasing focus on the global climate emergency. In addition to numerous land defenders and water protectors, the video features two youth climate activists who have become international media icons, Autumn Peltier and Greta Thunberg.

 

Drezus – Red Winter

 

Supaman – Why

Supaman and world champion dancer Acosia Red Elk team up on this visually stimulating video for the song called “Why” which is featured on Supaman’s album “ILLUMINATIVES”. Available now. Directed by Tom Clement