Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville
Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville
Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville
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The Boy Crisis: A Sobering look at the State of our Boys | Warren Farrell Ph.D. | TEDxMarin

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This talk will walk you through the emotionally-charged myths and misconceptions surrounding masturbation. Dr. Teesha Morgan is a Sex Therapist and Couples Counsellor, author, sexual educator and co-founder of The Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy. Email: connect@teeshamorgan.com This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

The fifth annual TEDxToronto conference took place on September 26, 2013 at The Royal Conservatory of Music. For our 2013 TEDxToronto Conference, all talks, performances and demos were rooted in our selected theme, "The Choices We Make." About the Speaker: Mark Henick is a mental health advocate. Informed by his direct experience with this aspect of the health care system, Mark has authored commentaries on issues relating to mental health for major newspapers across Canada and the U.S. His undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Philosophy, with a graduate degree in Child Development. At 22, he served as the youngest President...

Sex trafficking isn't what you think it is | Meghan Sobel | TEDxMileHighWomen

“When I first started studying sex trafficking in 2008, I thought it mean girls were kidnapped and chained to beds,” explains Professor Meghan Sobel. Soon she realized that was the Hollywood version - not the reality. In order to combat sex trafficking effectively, we must first understand what it is. Meghan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Regis University, where she teaches classes on international communication, public relations, and human rights. Meghan's research focuses on the role of mass media in combating human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. She is also a certified cake decorator. This talk was...

Rape Culture | Reagan Williams | TEDxArkansasStateUniversity

Rape Culture. Three different stories. Three different situations. Three different people. She is a 20 year old junior at Arkansas State. She is a double-major student in Political Science and Spanish. She plans to attend law school and build a career in public service as an attorney. Reagan is very active on campus, competing with both the Moot Court and Debate teams. She is also a part of the Pre-law club, the Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honor society, and a columnist for the Herald student newspaper. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized...

After my husband was murdered | Dionne Wilson | TEDxSanQuentin

In 2005, Dionne Wilson’s police officer husband was killed in the line of duty. She wanted his killer found and sentenced to death. Speaking from the stage at San Quentin State Prison where her husband's killer sits on Death Row, listen to Dionne's story. As the Survivor Outreach Coordinator for Californians for Safety & Justice, Dionne Wilson speaks with crime survivors all across California. Through the Insight Prison Project, Dionne also meets with men and women convicted of violent crimes and has found that restorative justice practices are far more effective at stopping crime than vengeance has ever been. Through this...

The Porn Paradox | Megan Johnson | TEDxGreenville

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The unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper | Jeff Mudgett | TEDxVancouver

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The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness | John Nieuwenburg | TEDxStanleyPark

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