Lessons from the Mental Hospital | Glennon Doyle Melton | TEDxTraverseCity

  • Опубликовано:  4 года назад
  • Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, CARRY ON, WARRIOR, founder of www.momastery.com, and creator of www.monkeeseemonkeedo.org. Glennon believes that life is equal parts beautiful and brutal, and writes about the "brutiful" she finds in marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction and recovery. Glennon unleashes her wit, courage and irreverence to call us to accept ourselves exactly as we are today, but also incidentally inspires us to live bolder, more meaningful lives for others. Glennon is a speaker and regular contributor to Huffington Post and other publications. CARRY ON, WARRIOR and Glennon's philanthropic work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents Magazine, and American Baby, among other television and print outlets. She lives in Naples, Florida with her family.

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Комментарии: 1 300

  • Purba Jamir
    Purba Jamir День назад

    revelation 21:5

  • Nick JC Fryer
    Nick JC Fryer 4 дня назад

    Should've put down the beer and picked up the blunt. 👌

  • okthennone
    okthennone 5 дней назад

    Great job!

  • stijn claeysier
    stijn claeysier 8 дней назад

    A very brave, touching and inspiring testimonial! Thx for that.

  • Missy Toni
    Missy Toni 8 дней назад


  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 11 дней назад

    when her mind skipped on vlog 'oh brush hair" whatever it was

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 11 дней назад

    "my hair is down, do comb for what??"

  • Miyah Ashe
    Miyah Ashe 12 дней назад


  • Hailey Ann
    Hailey Ann 13 дней назад

    All I learned is to never be honest with your feelings and to fake taking medications. Intermountian Mental Hospital gave me separation anxiety and trust issues.

  • inutero10
    inutero10 17 дней назад

    This woman has a crazy ass look in her eye and that makes her even sexier.

  • Svlyn
    Svlyn 18 дней назад

    If high school was likecthe mental hospital we would be a healthy community.

  • Danielle Robert
    Danielle Robert 20 дней назад

    So happy to see such positive comments about this lady's talk. Reading them I was bracing myself for some nasty ones which is the norm it seems these days but nope, she reached into to people's hearts and touched them, myself included and received compassion. What a brave non-superhero warrior! Brutiful Glennon. Thank you for your sharing and honesty. xx

  • sam flemish
    sam flemish 23 дня назад

    I went to a hospital in Wi, three weeks after graduation. The things I learned there saved my life. I told my truth on my arms for 7 1/2 years starting at the age of twelve. The truth will always be seen by everybody weather I want people to know or not. I'm trying so hard to be brave. I'm in an intense out patient treatment program. Things are scary. I'm feeling 7 1/2 years of pain. And it's hard. And I'm really struggling, but I won't give up, I'm worth more than that.

  • Positive Mondays
    Positive Mondays 23 дня назад

    This is a great talk

  • Kathryn94
    Kathryn94 24 дня назад


  • ryung hye
    ryung hye 25 дней назад

    Just beautiful !

  • Dan Gets Jealous Easy So I'm #2 Phil Trash

    honestly... i want to be in a mental hospital and get help. But i'm terrified i'll be turned away, which is stupid but i can't help it. I need help, how do i get it?

  • Melinated Medicine Woman
    Melinated Medicine Woman 26 дней назад

    I am here now. Scared to death. I brought myself in.

  • Karisma7788
    Karisma7788 26 дней назад

    I love her. I can relate. My drug is food. I am an extremely sensitive person. I feel very high and very low. I used to hate it.

  • leonaleo
    leonaleo 29 дней назад

    Amazing!!!!!! Thank you!!!

  • Keyser Söze
    Keyser Söze Месяц назад

    This woman is so insightful. Wonderfully articulated, too. I really needed this, I think everyone would be surprised at how many people this story represents.

  • Emma Healy
    Emma Healy Месяц назад

    This woman is an inspiration. Thanks for the honesty and identification ❤️❤️❤️ one of the best heartfelt TED Talks I've seen xxxx

  • Amber Lamb
    Amber Lamb Месяц назад

    Love this!

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "like u sang driving jeep with those 2 at night to get crhsitams tree they got "ahh yeah yeah locked outa heaven"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "it faield he was bouta blow the celica out"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "thats our life about u cant _ up a history of motley crue and ozzy"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    i want a '87 guitar

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "they stole a Wicca book out the room while Motley Crue and Billy Cyrus and Tour Buses existed..."

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "that 'bonnie' stole out ur room"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "and cudnt bc u came online and told them about that leaving her house her den bedroom motley crue cd things on wall?? and guitar lessons guitar... and guitar hero and cats ahem u went n bot a Wicca Book and Insense and "tiki men' at Earthbound Trading Co"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "u wer with eva and elizabeth the to real goth and cady who wuda been famouse after eva going to colorado 'they do Abercombie buullyeing Where??"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "4 for me, im Not Glen Coco"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    oh. u always wanted to do what. i feel i hopte i had a rose but nope never did

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "you go, Glen Coco!" 'wud be her... and u wer not that the listed description something ppl have no mind to read"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    found a indigo girls cd n a cd shop and bot it like melissas min wage jobs money

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "her hype 'progressive' when she smiles or laufse like that song plays 'now TAKE ET!!!"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan Месяц назад

    "not to steer u off course hillary but u running reminds me my days of coming out as gay indigo girls melissa ethridge cds..."

  • Shani Haddad
    Shani Haddad Месяц назад

    wow she is awsom...yes we all have a cape or more but we must take them of to rise up in life and be human.

  • TheWeekndXOTWOD&MJTheKingOfPop
    TheWeekndXOTWOD&MJTheKingOfPop Месяц назад

    When I was in the psych ward I was abused and there was no there in there. I am finally closer to "better" then "not OK" but that made me want to kill myself.

  • Matthew Holmes
    Matthew Holmes Месяц назад

    I know exactly how it is. Found out that medication took away my feelings and Like feeling whether it is high or low, is the best feeling to feel, knowing your alive.

  • Fiona M
    Fiona M Месяц назад

    "I did not want to deal with the discomfort and messiness of being a human being"

  • Daily Denali and katie
    Daily Denali and katie Месяц назад

    Was this in Michigan?

  • Margarita Rustrián
    Margarita Rustrián Месяц назад

    More than speech, there is truth and sensitivity. There is a heart poured out! Thank you.

  • Jill Patrick
    Jill Patrick Месяц назад

    And for the women that can't get pregnant? Then what....

  • Matt H
    Matt H Месяц назад

    It's people like this that inspire me and give me hope...

  • Rosemary Williamson
    Rosemary Williamson Месяц назад


  • Tina Stanley
    Tina Stanley Месяц назад

    I love this woman!

  • bollyblob
    bollyblob Месяц назад

    cant say i relate at all to this...i almost always tell the truth, since i was like 12 when people asked how are you i usually answered you dont really wanna know or eeeeeeeh or such
    and when i cut my arm i dont tell any truth, i just try to distract my unbearable mental pain with controllable physical pain

  • bollyblob
    bollyblob Месяц назад

    thats called a mask, and as some old rock band in my country used to sing(in translation from greek): reveal to me the mask you are hiding, under the mask you are wearing...

  • Majorgamingnerd1979 G
    Majorgamingnerd1979 G Месяц назад

    What kind of mental hospital was she in. They sound like they have a more compassionate staff than the ones that I have been in. And have real honest to God actual treatment instead of the joke of a groups at the places that I have been to. Virginia has the absolute worst psychiatric facilities there are

  • Jennifer M
    Jennifer M Месяц назад

    Watching this in 2017 after reading her new book, Love Warrior. Wondering if her marriage was just about to explode when she gave this talk..

  • The Magic Crafter
    The Magic Crafter Месяц назад

    Wait... this was in *TRAVERSE CITY!?!?!* I can't believe I missed this. Glennon, please come baaaaack! You are amazing!! X'''D

  • Chels C
    Chels C Месяц назад

    within moments I could relate in an undeniable way

  • Inspired Tv by Jamilla
    Inspired Tv by Jamilla Месяц назад

    This is some real shit . My cape is shopping

  • straberryshinigami15
    straberryshinigami15 Месяц назад

    Did anybody else go to a hospital where you weren't allowed to hug anyone?

  • cmocha1
    cmocha1 Месяц назад

    Great video Glennon! Thanks for sharing your story! xoxo

  • Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer Месяц назад

    572 people are assholes for thumb downing this sincere, raw talk...probably addicted and in denial!

  • Ben Friar
    Ben Friar Месяц назад

    Thank you so much. I have been struggling for a long time but its going ok now.

  • hayley boller
    hayley boller Месяц назад

    i guess im not worthy...my son passed away at birth. i cant wait to die and be with him again.

  • Denise LeBeau
    Denise LeBeau Месяц назад

    I am you and you are me......I have more hope because of your talk. I can't wait to feel the sunshine and to look forward to a new day. Thank you for sharing. 💐

  • ThisisKaila
    ThisisKaila Месяц назад

    Love her honesty ❤

  • Headline Productions
    Headline Productions Месяц назад

    beautiful speech. thank you! a lot of what you said resonated with me.

  • Lunar U
    Lunar U Месяц назад

    I was in a mental hospital for a while, now my experience was pretty bad but this should NOT stop you from getting help.

    I was admitted because I was anorexic and had suicidal thoughts. I only met my therapist once, the day I got there. I only met the doctor once, also the day I got there. It was mostly girls in the hospital, and I was in the teenage wing, so of course that came with having LOTS of drama. One thing I remember is that the first day I got there a girl was in paper clothes, when I asked why she said that she tried to hang herself in the bathroom with her jacket. You make great friends there, they don't judge, most of the time no one judges anyone else. I only got to speak to my mother once a week, and only saw her once a week. I never talked to my dad while I was in there because he lives in w different state and they wouldn't let his calls through. Honestly most of the day we just colored in coloring books, so it got pretty boring. But soon it became evident that I was DYING in there. Even though I was admitted because of my anorexia, no one actually checked if I was eating or not. We got snacks every 3 hours or so, so when everyone else got cheeze it's and Oreos and rice crispies, I got fruit. I was supposed to be gaining weight. AND I GOT FRUIT. Even though I made friends, I felt even more isolated than before. It got to the point that my heart bpm was getting deathly low, when I asked to call my mom to secretly tell her about it, the therapist did not listen to me and ignored me until she finally got tired of my insistence and let me. Once she heard me talk to my mom about it she took the phone away from me and told me to stop lying to her and talked to my mom then hung up. I asked the physiatrist that I met with every day about it but he had said it was normal to have a heart rate that was that low. I knew I was dying, and I knew I wasn't going to get medical attention. Almost no one did. There was a virus sweeping the wing and no one did anything. There was vomit in the hallways, in the common rooms. I only got out when my mom got worried after hearing my talk to her only for the therapist to call me a liar and called my doctor at the children's hospital, she reached out and got my stats (weight , bpm, etc) from that morning and ordered that I be let go and transferred over to the children's hospital. I had lost 15 pound since being in there. I went in at 95 pounds (I was 5'4"). I told my doctor about what it was like in there and she was surprised that they only gave me fruit for snack, and no one checked if I was eating. I was given antidepressants in there, but my new psychiatrist told me that it was nothing to make a difference. The nurses in there where the real heroes, they cared the most it seemed.

    • Lunar U
      Lunar U Месяц назад

      Also a lot of people I've met seem to have the impression that anorexia is a white girl problem and they need to just eat a hamburger, and they shouldn't be afraid of being fat, and they need to get over it.
      1. I'm Japanese
      2. When you are anorexic you become afraid of food (idk how to describe it)
      3.you can't just start eating again after not eating for months, even years, because your body will not be able to handle eating normally again and you can die.
      4. This didn't begin because I was insecure, or because I thought I was fat. I was depressed, stressed, and always had so much pressure on me. If I couldn't control anything else, at least I could control what I did and didn't eat. (This just got worse when I was in the mental hospital.)
      5. You can't just be cured. You can't just get over it. It's always in the back of my mind, do I really NEED to eat this? It has taken years for me to become as normal as I can be. This only resulted in efforts from my whole family and therapists and being in the hospital and being in the mental hospital. So please have more sympathy for anorexics if you don't have any. It's a mental disorder that became who I was. I was a shell of myself.

  • C. Love
    C. Love Месяц назад

    Excellent, and very inspiring talk - thank you so much - you're an amazing person. Very well done! One of the best TED talks I've seen.

  • SAWBS4u2 Paula Kyersten/MzAwesome
    SAWBS4u2 Paula Kyersten/MzAwesome Месяц назад

    This is my story....minus bulimia in the mental hospital!!! Thank u!!! It is a Brutaful world!!

  • mixie6650
    mixie6650 2 месяца назад

    Wow I found this video exactly when I needed it the most. I am writing and plan on telling my story. I am afraid no one will listen . my friend said people will judge. I said if I just teach one person or help them it is worth it. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you

  • Ms40Watts
    Ms40Watts 2 месяца назад

    What a beautiful, moving, genuine and honest talk… an amazing cape…. but then again we all have a gentle super-power within us that dreams to fly.

  • A Nony Mouse
    A Nony Mouse 2 месяца назад

    She must have went to a really quality mental hospital. Not all of them are like that. Unfortunately, there are some that are more like understaffed holding cells.

  • Kiesha Mincey
    Kiesha Mincey 2 месяца назад

    I think Elizabeth Smart among others is very courageous and did a fantastic job in sharing their stories to help others. I believe that it not only represents and encourage other children, adults who have been abducted or sexually abused but it encourage anyone who have their moments of feeling discouraged to feel like if she can get through what she has been through and change the negative situation to a positive one and with a positive message that you can move forward no matter what you are going through. For that I personally thank Elizabeth and all who speak out, motivate and empower others to keep pushing forward. I am always encouraging others and I love helping people.

  • Nancy Collins
    Nancy Collins 2 месяца назад


  • yarden calif
    yarden calif 2 месяца назад

    During the past few days, I've watched dozens of these TEDx videos. This was the first and only one to make me cry.

  • indumini
    indumini 2 месяца назад

    'But what I learned from that time was that sitting with the pain and the joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits is the only way to become a real human being.' Love this.

  • Sparkle Evenmore
    Sparkle Evenmore 2 месяца назад

    Dialog from Ordinary People:
    Conrad: "you don't miss the hospital?"
    Karen: "no."
    Conrad: "you don't miss Leo's corny jokes?"
    Karen: "this is the world Conrad. The real world. People have to change, you know. Why did you like the hospital?"
    Conrad: "nobody hid anything there."
    (I am paraphrasing and combining scenes I know. Who do you think was healthier by the end of the movie?)

  • Success In Life
    Success In Life 2 месяца назад

    wow.. she described so fully the way I've felt for so many years. amazing. I've been trying to take my "cape" off for a very long time.

  • Julia M.
    Julia M. 2 месяца назад

    i just got out of the psych ward.....this talk is honestly 100% true

  • edie sheridan
    edie sheridan 2 месяца назад


  • Claudia Parker
    Claudia Parker 2 месяца назад +2

    I've thought about going to a mental hospital before. I've tried to kill myself. 2 twice (failed and parents never knew) and self harm all the time. I have anxiety and visit my therapist every Monday. My friend visited one and she said it really helped her, I don't know what to do. I want help but I don't know how to get it

  • Audrey H.
    Audrey H. 2 месяца назад

    "I did not want to deal with the discomfort and messiness of being a human being." - How I have felt everyday for 11 years.

  • kristine faust
    kristine faust 2 месяца назад

    Thankful for her sharing!

  • Morgain Reed
    Morgain Reed 2 месяца назад

    This is my favourite ted talk, I watch it every time I feel like I'm dying and it never fails to inspire me

  • Nicole Urdang
    Nicole Urdang 2 месяца назад

    Brave, beautiful, and articulate. I love the imagery of the capes.

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  • Zora, Simone and Annan Duquette-Hoffman
    Zora, Simone and Annan Duquette-Hoffman 2 месяца назад

    I agree

  • nameless
    nameless 2 месяца назад

    I've been to a hospital twice, the first time helped, but the second time did nothing except make things worse. It's generic.

  • michelle staunton
    michelle staunton 3 месяца назад

    She said collage was way crazier than the mental hospital and everybody laughed but it is true !

  • Caroline Cardwell
    Caroline Cardwell 3 месяца назад

    I love farting

  • Elizabeth Pokos
    Elizabeth Pokos 3 месяца назад

    That was my biggest fear in school, telling someone how I really felt then getting sent away to a mental ward...kind of still is.

  • almohadillaseisefes
    almohadillaseisefes 3 месяца назад

    despite of some cinic comments and laughs, it was deep and I felt totally her message

  • Andri Ramirez
    Andri Ramirez 3 месяца назад

    this is powerful

  • Charlie Wow
    Charlie Wow 3 месяца назад

    Today, and most days, i'm not fine. But I'm ok, and I'm coping, and that's the best I can do right now, in the future I will get better.
    When she said, "Maybe I'm not broken." I teared up out of nowhere and that was the second time I've cried in 3 years. Heavy stuff.

  • Susan Shaw
    Susan Shaw 3 месяца назад

    Love this. Thank you so much.

  • Rajeev C
    Rajeev C 3 месяца назад

    Everyone in the world is suffering for one reason or other, at one time or other......Some are saying everything explicitly while some people are keeping mum.....This is the difference.....Success really depends on how we face ( deal with ) the adversities and come out successfully in life.......If we run away like cowards, we will never be able to see the other end of the tunnel......

  • Rajeev C
    Rajeev C 3 месяца назад

    Lemme say one thing....Modern television, videos, Internet , are all playing a major role in affecting our minds....If the viewers are watching horror, violence, murder, occult, rape, etc., their minds will naturally register responses even without their knowledge.......This is rightly called " stimuli" or " triggers" .......In other words, if we get a chance to see a murder or road accident or any other trauma, we suffer mental agony.......We must be very selective in choosing what content to watch in TV or video.......We must avoid watching visuals that are not in good taste......We cannot avoid all stimuli and live in a cave ! We must be very selective ......If we tend to watch fast action movies like Die Hard, Terminator, etc., we will not be able to withstand the speed of the scenes.....What we really need is an ideal escape from our own problems and rise to a higher level of understanding and happiness that is not at all dependent on any worldly thing, luxury or idea.......We must gradually learn to come up above all the diversities and discover our core of Being......

  • Mary Candullo
    Mary Candullo 3 месяца назад

    Check out The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron, PhD- this is a medically classified trait of intense sensitivity. It is not a disorder!

  • Alternative Headlines
    Alternative Headlines 3 месяца назад

    What was the point of that?

  • NikkiVegan
    NikkiVegan 3 месяца назад

    "It was just hope's daily invitation to me to come back to life." So beautiful.

  • Madi R
    Madi R 3 месяца назад

    You are strong and beautiful. Good for you for having the strength and courage and thank you for sharing your story. It's hard

  • Grilled Chez
    Grilled Chez 3 месяца назад


  • serenechy
    serenechy 3 месяца назад

    Thank you

  • Kate Reaves
    Kate Reaves 3 месяца назад

    Finally Honesty!! Bravo!!

  • Steven Bosch
    Steven Bosch 3 месяца назад

    The surname Glennon is Anglicized form of the Gaelic Patronymic name Mag Leannáin, meaning "son of Leannán." The root word of this name is "leann," meaning "cloak."Jul 28, 2016