Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville
Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville
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I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulder

After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to an atrocity, until simple acts of kindness changed his life forever. What is causing the rise of violence and are our current fears and solutions just making it worse? My name is Aaron stark. I am 39 years old with 4 children, 2 cats, one dog, and a beautiful wife. I am a stay at home dad; my wife is the breadwinner of the family. I am a comic book fan, a pop culture junkie, and a lover of the sciences. I have more knowledge...

What the Columbine Shooting taught me about pain and addiction | Austin Eubanks | TEDxMileHigh

"Less than an hour after scrambling out the back door of the Columbine High School library, I was lying in a hospital bed, medicated on a variety of substances intended to relieve my pain," recalls survivor Austin Eubanks. That was the beginning of a decade-long addiction that led to a profound realization about the current opioid epidemic: how we manage pain is both the problem and the solution. An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin Eubanks' traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he is a nationally recognized speaker...

The Boy Crisis: A Sobering look at the State of our Boys | Warren Farrell Ph.D. | TEDxMarin

What is causing a worldwide Boy Crisis and how do we resolve it. A sobering look at the current state of Boys in our society and what we must understand before we can help them. Dr. Warren Farrell is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's and women's issues., including the international bestsellers, Why Men Are the Way they Are, plus The Myth of Male Power.  He is the only man in the U.S. to be elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC. and he is Chair of the Commission to Create...

School shootings can be prevented -- here's how | William Woodward | TEDxMileHigh

After every school shooting, politicians and journalists tout the latest quick fix – arming teachers, hiring more mental health counselors, making students wear clear backpacks, or even having fewer doors on campus. But this epidemic is far too complicated for an easy solution. William Woodward from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado has a research-backed comprehensive approach. William Woodward is a faculty member at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He co-authored the Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting and trains schools...

One Punch Murder | Jamie Denyer | TEDxHolyhead

When Murder comes to your door - 1 thing changes... EVERYTHING! What you thought was important isn't anymore. Dreams, goals and ambition disappear. Laughter stops and life becomes a war.. You have to make a choice: Will the perpetrator take YOUR life as well? Or will you LIVE for the one who had their life stolen? 1 punch can kill April 14th 2012 changed Jamie’s life forever-this was the date his 19 year old nephew was murdered by a 14 year old boy, after seeing how much destruction it caused his family, he made a decision to tell young people how their actions...

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...

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

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jeff presents evidence in an attempt to solve one of the greatest mysteries of our time. Is the infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes actually Jack the Ripper? Jeff Mudgett seeks the truth about a deep, dark family secret. A former lawyer and barge business entrepreneur, he learned later in life of a direct ancestral line to perhaps one of the most evil men to ever live, Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett, better...

Black murder is normal | Michael Smith | TEDxJacksonville

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this Talk, Pastor Michael T. Smith argues that the “normalcy” of black murder is engrained in our American culture. Indeed, the idea that a black American would be involved in a homicide—either as perpetrator or victim—is so broadly accepted as to be largely unnoticed. Smith exposes the racism that underlies the appalling lack of outrage at high death rates in the black community, and highlights the hypocrisy of a society that glamorizes violence, but ignores its victims. “It doesn’t take action to keep racism going,”...

Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies. | Daryl Davis | TEDxNaperville

A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led black musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. As a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. He has also worked with such notables as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and many others. In 1983, A chance occurrence after one of his performances led...

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia | Cecilia McGough | TEDxPSU

Cecilia McGough puts a face to schizophrenia and helps empower college students through the upcoming non-profit Students With Schizophrenia. Students With Schizophrenia: http://sites.psu.edu/studentswithschizophrenia/ I Am Not A Monster: SCHIZOPHRENIA: http://sites.psu.edu/ceciliamcgough/ Cecilia McGough is an astronomer, activist, and writer as a Penn State Schreyer Honors College scholar pursuing a major in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Cecilia is the founder and current president of the Penn State Pulsar Search Collaboratory. She has been participating in pulsar research continuously since December of 2009, co-discovering pulsar J1930-1852 with the widest orbit ever observed around another neutron star, competing in the International Space Olympics held in Russia, and...

Preventing gun violence without just talking about the gun | Nicole Hockley | TEDxUniversityofNevada

After the tragic death of her son Dylan, who was one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Nicole Hockley dedicated herself to working for change so that other families might be spared the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. In this moving talk, she suggests ways we can all do something to protect children from gun violence. After the tragic death of her son Dylan, who was one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Nicole dedicated herself to working for change so that other families might be spared the pain of...

The Epidemic of Gun Violence and How to Stop It | Ron Soeder | TEDxClevelandStateUniversity

Ron Soeder discusses the impact of gun violence on the children he mentors through the Boys & Girls Club. Ron Soeder became president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland in 2006. When he first started working for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, he was unsure how the urban community would accept him. He found that he had tremendous empathy and compassion for the youth and families he interacted with. He has developed relationships that have energized him to work harder to help the youth of urban Cleveland survive and be successful, while odds and circumstances are...

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB 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. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

The Pathway to Intended Violence in Mass Shooters | Clare Allely | TEDxWarwickSalon

Ever wondered why criminals act the way do? What drives individuals to commit illegal acts? Dr Clare Allely will explore possible motivations and beliefs that may cause them to act the way they do and what prompts criminals to act unconventionally or even fanatically. Clare is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford and an an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden. 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

I grew up in a cult. It was heaven -- and hell. | Lilia Tarawa | TEDxChristchurch

Lilia Tarawa was brought up in the Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, where she was constantly surrounded by everyone she loved. But over time, she began to see the dark side of her community, and ultimately realised that she had to get out. In this raw and emotional talk, Lilia shares the reality of life in a cult, and her heart-wrenching journey to break free. Lilia Tarawa is a New Zealand writer, speaker, holistic health consultant and business coach. She is a member of the Māori Ngāi Tahu tribe. Lilia was...

After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015. YouTube Tags: brain science, brain, stroke, neuroplasticity, science, motor learning, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea, Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in...

Women's Sexuality Isn't 'Complicated' | Sarah Barmak | TEDxToronto

On October 27, 2016, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Symbols + Signals. To learn more visit: tedxtoronto.com. Follow TEDxToronto on Twitter (@TEDxToronto), Facebook (TEDxToronto), and Instagram (@TEDxToronto). Born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario, Sarah is a freelance journalist and author. Her first book, Closer: Notes From the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality, was published in July 2016, with a focus on exploring the cutting-edge science and cultural trends behind women’s sexuality. Sarah’s message aims to reveal how women today are reshaping their sexuality in new...

Guns, abortion, gay rights, racism, immigration, bathrooms, God, and… | Tom Mitchell | TEDxHerndon

These are the topics that Americans love to talk about and to debate ad nauseam. But more importantly, these are the topics we TAKE ACTION on. Billions and billions of dollars are spent annually to lobby both for and against these topics, friends and enemies are made and lost, families divided, fist fights, mass shootings and even wars are fought over this handful of topics. Tom Mitchell is the founder and director of Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation. Affectionately known as “Tattoo Tom” by the children and families whom he serves. He is a nationally recognized activist and advocate for children...

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

Suicide and mental illness are stigmatized and painful for everyone affected. By destigmatizing them, the misery they cause will be diminished. John Nieuwenburg is an award winning business coach who works with business owners to get more profit and life! Email: john@w5coaching.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

Good Sex Isn't About Knowing What You're Doing | Sarah Byrden | TEDxVail

"Good sex is about learning how to feel and be honest about what that is." -Sarah Byrden Sarah is a sacred sexuality teacher/sex educator who has worked with hundreds of students, ranging in age from 15-80. She works with college students offering them spaces to connect with their humanity and vulnerability around sex, helping bridge the gap between pleasure education and assault prevention on campus. #greatsex, #sex, #sexuality, #emotionalconnection, #communication, #letstalkaboutsex, #humaninteraction, #sexeducation, #SayYesToGreatSex This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

The Porn Paradox | Megan Johnson | TEDxGreenville

Porn is legal. Sex trafficking is not. They are completely unrelated. Right?  This  talk is a paradigm shifting concept that has you asking, “Am I part of the problem? Or will I be part of the solution?” Megan Johnson is an influencer, a mother, a wife, and an agent for activism without borders. Megan is woman of deep conviction. She moves past the typical. Megan Johnson grew up in Michigan and graduated from Furman University with a degree in psychology. She now resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband and four children, while directing Greenville’s Classical Conversations Challenge II program. She...

How School Makes Kids Less Intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

Eddy Zhong, successful technology entrepreneur, dives into the truth behind our K-12 education system. Eddy strongly believes that the education system diminishes creativity and confines children to a certain path towards success. He contends that kids are taught to believe college is a necessary step in life and that it is mandatory to achieve one's goals. His talk challenges the commonly held beliefs of our entire education structure. Eddy is the founder of Leangap, a summer program that helps high school students start their own companies Eddy is an aspiring technology entrepreneur and the founder of Blanc, a smart-watch company based...

The Paradox of Violence | Tim Larkin | TEDxGrandForks

Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is... it is the only answer. This provocative talk explores the uncomfortable realities of violence. There is no greater fear that being physically dominated by a bigger, faster, stronger attacker. Yet there is actually little good information on how to use the tool of violence. Here you will learn the surprising truth about violence and how we have stigmatized the study of violence to the point that only the criminal elements have access to it. A former military intelligence officer, Tim Larkin was part of a beta group that redesigned how special operations...

There Are Some Fates Worse Than Death: Mike Drowley at TEDxScottAFB

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Drowley "Johnny Bravo" is Commander, 66th Weapons Squadron.  He is a US Air Force Weapons School graduate and command A-10 pilot with multiple combat tours.  Prior to his current position he was the Commander of Cadet Squadron 15 at the US Air Force Academy. 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. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =...

Trauma is irreversible. How it shapes us is our choice. | Sasha Joseph Neulinger | TEDxBozeman

Sasha Joseph Neulinger speaks about his journey in life as a survivor of multi-generational sexual abuse. Sasha Joseph Neulinger is a native of Pennsylvania who moved to Montana to pursue a BFA in Film Production from Montana State University. He is the Co-Founder and Head of Production at Step 1 Films which has a mission “To deliver truthful and compassionate storytelling through the unifying experience of film.” Sasha Joseph has worked behind the scenes on National Geographic’s award winning series, “America, The Wild” as an editing assistant and production assistant. At Step 1 Films, he has produced, directed, and edited multiple...