Mental Health Issues? The Journey of Ella, Michael and Anne

August 2023


This video and its content do not constitute therapy nor are they suitable for crises. In the event of a crisis, please contact a doctor or psychotherapist immediately or call the international emergency number 112, available 24 hours a day. You are experiencing a mental health crisis if you answer "yes" to one or both of the following questions: Do you presently have a specific death wish or have you made specific plans to harm yourself? Has your condition worsened recently to the point where suicide seems like an acceptable solution?

Every second person suffers from mental health disorders at least once in their lifetime. With this interactive video we want to contribute to de-stigmatization of mental health problems.

Accompanied by aesthetically pleasing animations, we get to know three people with different psychological challenges and learn which strategies they have developed in dealing with their challenges. As viewers, we get involved in their decision-making and experience how difficult it can be to find your own solutions.


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Florence von Gunten

Florence von Gunten is a psychologist and prospective psychotherapist. Through her scientific work at the Universities of Bern and Bristol (UK), her further training in psychotherapy and translational medical processes and her many years of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry in Bern, she brings expertise in psychotherapy research and practice. She is the founder and CEO of the start-up YLAH, which is bringing a digital solution for "Blended Psychotherapy" to clinics and practices.

“Mental Health Issues? The Journey of Ella, Michael and Anne” by University of Bern (Authors: Florence von Gunten, Jonathan Stauffer, Lydia Rufer, Julia Hegy) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC BY License.