WBEZ | self-esteem http://www.wbez.org/tags/self-esteem Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en How Stereotypes of Mental Health Affect Us http://www.wbez.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/2015-11-06/how-do-stereotypes-mental-health-affect-us-113672 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/alixgen.JPG" alt="" /><p><div id="res453994994" style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="http://embed.ted.com/talks/alix_generous_how_i_learned_to_communicate_my_inner_life_with_asperger_s.html?zone=npr2" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; border-style: initial; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="560"></iframe></div><div id="res454901983"><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><em>Check out part two of the&nbsp;TED Radio Hour&nbsp;episode&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/453993626/headspace" target="_blank">Headspace</a>.</em></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>About Alix Generous&#39; TED Talk</strong></span></p><p>Twenty-three-year-old&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alixgenerous.com/" target="_blank">Alix Generous</a>&nbsp;describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/generousalix" target="_blank">Alix Generous</a>&nbsp;is a student, mental health advocate and researcher who is passionate about molecular biology and neuroscience. She encourages people like her to share their intelligence and insights.</p><p>She is co-owner of the startup&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autismsees.com/" target="_blank">AutismSees</a>, which develops technology to help all kinds of people give presentations and be better prepared for job or college interviews.</p><p>As a student, Generous has published her research on coral reefs in the journalConsilience. She has also served as a youth delegate for the UN Convention of Climate Change (COP19).</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/2015-11-06/how-do-stereotypes-mental-health-affect-us-113672 Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-circus-arts-bring-kids-together <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2010-October/2010-10-21/Awassa 008_P.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Most kids love the circus but not everyone gets the chance to actually learn how to juggle or ride a unicycle. So a former Ringling Brothers clown decided to start an organization called<a href="http://circesteem.org/"> CircEsteem </a>that would use circus arts to help kids from diverse backgrounds build better self-esteem. Executive director Maribeth Joy says it was easy to find interested children; the hard part was finding enough space to accommodate all the acrobatics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-circus-arts-bring-kids-together