A free and anonymous online mental health screening allows you to get a number that estimates your level of mental health. The video provides the details and interviews the designer, Dr. Robert Post from the National Institute of Mental Health. If you would like to try it, you can find it at http://whatsmym3.com/
"In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual collection of people – experimental psychologists and Buddhists, terrorism experts, spiritual teachers, business consultants, philosophers – who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. They argue that ‘positive thinking’ and relentless optimism aren’t the solution, but part of the problem. And that there is an alternative, ‘negative path’ to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity and uncertainty – those things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking."
You can buy here - http://www.oliverburkeman.com/books
What is depression? what are its symptoms? What is the biology behind it? How can it be treated - medicinally or by cognitive behavioral therapy? What lays in the future of depression?
A 9min film, interviewing Three of Israel's most known researches in the field elaborate about the disease, with the use of easily understood graphics and animations.
This film was produced by the Chief Scientist Office of the Israeli Ministry of Health in the framework of ERA-NET NEURON, a pan European organization which receives funding under the Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union. It is provided as a service to the public.
Film made by Alon Levi (http://www.alonlevi.com)
Creative Common BY SA - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0