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Some of our most powerful feelings — stress, depression, despair — are the hardest to understand. This hour, TED speakers challenge assumptions about emotion, disquiet and the essence of well-being.

"I know for myself, I have a very colorful personality, rich ideas, and just a lot going on in my mind. But there's a gap between where that stands, and how I communicate it with the rest of the world." — Alix Generous Marla Aufmuth/TED hide caption

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How Do Stereotypes Of Mental Health Affect Us?
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Where Is My Mind Maxence Cyrin

"How is it that we spend more time taking care of our teeth than we do our minds?" — Guy Winch Courtesy of Julia Gliebova Photography hide caption

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Is It Possible To Put A Band-Aid On A Bad Feeling?
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Be Good To Yourself Cheria Young
Too Much on My Mind The Kinks