Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: TED Talk: Strange answers to the psychopath test
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

Video 2: TED Talk: The high price of criminalizing mental illness
Learning Objective: LO 2,3
Summary: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Video 3: A tale of mental illness — from the inside
Learning Objective: LO 3,5,6
Summary: A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

Audio 1: BBC: On the Borderline
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,5
Summary: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most controversial mental health diagnoses and yet it's by no means uncommon. Clare Allan, award-winning novelist and Guardian columnist, says she was given the diagnosis as a "parting gift" when, after 18 months in psychiatric day hospital, she had failed to respond to treatment.

Audio 2: The Moral Maze: Selfie Culture
Learning Objective: LO 3,4,5
Summary: Is the craze for selfies just a harmless piece of fun or are we gradually being infected with a narcissistic personality disorder? Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk with Matthew Taylor, Giles Fraser, Anne McElvoy and Claire Fox. Witnesses are Madeleine Bunting, Jane Finnis, James Temperton and Justine Hardy.

Audio 3:  Yale University in Conversation Talks on Borderline Personality Disorder & Recovery: Myths of BPD
Learning Objective: LO 1,4,5
Summary: Amanda R. Wang, Founder of RethinkBPD, interviews leading BPD voices and experts in honor of May BPD Awareness Month. This podcast series is a collaboration of,, and the YIELD program.

Website 1: PsychologyOne: Personality Disorders
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,4
Summary: Founded in 2011, Psychology One is a not-for-profit website certified by the prestigious Health on the Net Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Website 2: The Mayo Clinic
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is one of the 11 top medical schools in the nation chosen to lead the national transformation of medical training through the American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.

Website 3: PsychCentral
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,4
Summary: Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, its award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.