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How To Start A Real Conversation about Mental Illness | Kati Morton

January 27, 2020


  • Reply Sunflower 1111 April 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm


  • Reply Nicole W April 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I loved this video, but so glad I was eating when I was watching or I'd have gone all out to find nachos! I save all your videos to help me with my psychology degree and to pass along to friends and family if they happen to talk about one of the topics you cover. One of your videos actually helped me get diagnosed with Complex PTSD and GAD after a traumatic childhood so thank you. xx

  • Reply Happy Emo April 25, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Lol what even is mental health in the Latin community. That shit don't exist. 🇩🇴🇩🇴

  • Reply Melissa Hatfield April 25, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Can u talk about different psychology like neurobiology, behaviourist, humanist, psychoanalysis, cognitivists, and sociocultural psychology please and thx also thanks for the vid always makes my day much better
    P.s. love your robe 👘

  • Reply Shanice April 25, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I love One Day At aTime! I thought it was wonderful that they do talk about social issues and mental healthy in that show. Glad you had Gloria on here.

  • Reply Signe Hede Vest April 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Hey kati. Could you please please please kill the myth that everyone with a personality disorders, is a cold blooded… Person?
    Maaaany people think that if you have any form of personality disorder, you have no empathy at all… Wich makes me kinda sad…
    (dont min the danish girls spelling please!)

  • Reply TK April 25, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    This is awesome! So many people say in the comments that they are struggling w/ their mental health but a cultural stigma prevents them from getting the help they need. Would love to see a series on this, tackling different, unique, cultural stigmas around mental health!

  • Reply Willine Williams April 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Such an awesome video!! Thanks so much!!

  • Reply Bianca Osorio April 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I’m so glad you created this video. This show was the best and I enjoyed it even more when it came to mental health. I wish Netflix would of kept it! Really hope someone else picks up the show because it’s really brought to light a lot of things in the Hispanic community that is not openly talked about.

  • Reply Joanna Figueroa April 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I love one day at a time😩❤️ I can’t believe it got cancel💔💔

  • Reply Theresa Leszczynski April 25, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Kati. I enjoyed today's show. It was on a lighter note than usual and from a different angle. By the way, I love your shirt. Thanks as always for your efforts!

  • Reply Myathefuckingtankengine April 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    One Day At A Time is one of my favourite TV shows.

  • Reply Lilly Garcia April 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    immediately clicks as soon as it pops up on my notifications

  • Reply Xandra J April 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Love the shoooow! Edit: any way to have Spanish captions for this video? Would LOVE to share this with others who speak Spanish as their first language.

  • Reply Erin Walsh April 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    #SaveODAAT <3333

  • Reply urbanrose51 April 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    One day at a time is my favorite show!!! I love Gloria!!

  • Reply Dare Wedgeworth April 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Kati i really appreciate you holding when the ambulance went by and keeping that in because sirens is a huge trigger for me. I also wonder if you usually do that in al your videos?

  • Reply starryxblue April 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    This is so cool! You're both awesome

  • Reply thecrazyloudgirl April 25, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    the panic attack episode was so great. I really liked this show, as a Cuban with anxiety/PTSD. <3

  • Reply Eva G-S April 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    One Day at a Time is one of the best pieces of media I have ever experienced, and for sure the best and most relatable queer representation I've ever seen. I'm so thankful to Gloria and all the writers for making this happen because it means so much to me. #SaveODAAT!

  • Reply Something You Said April 25, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I'm always looking for that next new video. Thanks for it. 👍👍👍🌝😀😁

  • Reply Royalty April 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Yess a video I didn’t think I needed 😍

  • Reply Mike April 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    In Mexican culture you shouldn't be sad because there's worst things to get worried about than your thoughts. It sucks but that's the way it is.

  • Reply PRoseLegendary April 25, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Yay! I suggested looking at mental health in different cultures, great to see this video.
    For me, my cultural background is Deaf culture, and there's a huge stigma with mental health, mostly because people aren't aware and educated about mental health. I've seen my Deaf parents and their friends struggle for years with anxiety, depression, psychosis etc but they don't have the words to describe how they feel besides "crazy" or "worried" etc, and they struggle to get access to therapy because of language issues. I see a lot of Deaf people being treated for chronic pain and health issues because that's how they'll present, rather than admitting (or even knowing how to articulate) that they're struggling with their mental health.

  • Reply Monica Rodela April 25, 2019 at 10:08 pm

  • Reply Natalia April 25, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    WHAT!? You got Gloria Calderón!? Omg I'm fangirling

  • Reply nherna51 April 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    This was a wonderful video!….We need to have serious conversation in this country about mental health and we need to expand the resources for mental health so that everyone is provided with options to get the much needed help they need….We really need to make mental health as routine and as important as physical health…..Thank you!…..

  • Reply Kelly Arango April 25, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Definitely watching after this. Love Kate and this show is literally so relatable. I’m Latinx and deal with depression in my family.

  • Reply PeachesCourage April 26, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I have taken medications and personally I too know they do not work. Not to nay say here honest I had so many side effects it wasn't nice Once I called the hospital due symptoms and the nurse told me to come there quickly? I didn't realize at the time I could have been having something like an epileptic fit? My tongue started to go backwards into my throat actually. I've read about them to date they are a problem for most people still and doctor's have been saying this needs to change. I really am sorry for this though no offense I hope. Alice Miller advocated people actually not taking them and other authors regarding psychology too. Saying that real support actually does help and yes the money needs to be there – and honestly in my opinion for support instead of drugs also . Not that I cannot say enough however getting off one I took required doctor supervision and again getting off them isn't nice . Some of us can't take them and other's can

  • Reply Ingrid Smalley April 26, 2019 at 1:30 am

    I love the show.

  • Reply Maxine Wong April 26, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Hey Kati can you do one for Asians too please?? I’m an international student, in my process of recovering I found some of my traditional concepts were challenged, which is good, because not all of them are healthy.

  • Reply Don't do it Sean April 26, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Back when I used to self harm almost daily when my gf would ignore me for weeks at a time, my dad would see my cuts and just call me stupid so that’s why I don’t tell them nothing..

  • Reply LaurenAshley April 26, 2019 at 3:11 am

    This makes me so happy! I LOVE One Day at a Time…I've been watching it on repeat for ages! It has such a great depiction of mental illness and how to get help etc. Just such an amazing and inclusive show 😀

  • Reply Dryer Machine April 26, 2019 at 3:33 am

    How to talk about mental illness: don’t tak about it

  • Reply Emily Messier April 26, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Hi Kati!!
    I’m having a really hard time, and I haven’t seen my therapist in three weeks and won’t see her for another four. It’s been extremely difficult because I miss her SOOO much. Could you do a video about how to cope?? Please and thank you!! ❤️

  • Reply The Stitchess April 26, 2019 at 4:02 am

    One day at a time is the absolute best and I was heartbroken when Netflix cancelled it

  • Reply Alina April 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Yeah but they canceled it so that's great 🙂 /s

  • Reply Amanda Miller April 26, 2019 at 5:51 am

    I love this show 😭😭

  • Reply Laura April 26, 2019 at 5:57 am


  • Reply Amanda F April 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I love One Day at a Time! I wonder if you've ever watched crazy ex-girlfriend it deals with mental illness in a really original way.

  • Reply RonLarhz April 26, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Wait… That tag on my right(her left hand)!!! Look like a hospital tag!!!!!

    Im kinda triggered.. Shutter Island anyone???!!!!!

  • Reply Armando Moreno April 26, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I am the 400th Like! 🙂

  • Reply Darcia G. Laucerica April 26, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I was gutted when One Day at a Time was cancelled. Watching the show was like watching my family and I was very lucky to get to watch it along my mum and grandma, which opened a lot of great conversations about the issues the show discusses. This is a big thing! (my family is quite open for being Cuban but we still don’t discuss stuff like mental health and sexuality as openly as I wish.)
    My mum loves the show too and cried when I told her the show had been cancelled. It was a piece of home when she hasn’t been allowed back in the country for the last 8 years❤️

  • Reply Samantha P April 26, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I must check this out!

  • Reply Vicky thecat April 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I found Ricky Gervais's series 'Afterlife' very good as well (it's about a suicidal husband who is grieving the loss of his wife, so a little trigger warning there) For me it was very very relatable, thought-provoking, real and hopeful. Can't wait for series 2.

  • Reply Sophia Swinford April 26, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I LOVE One Day at A Time!!!!!!

  • Reply Happy Sun April 26, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I love their understaning, teaching and learning from each other 💚

  • Reply shavaughn1980 April 26, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Ok so I'm white and their is the same stigma in my family. Not only with my depression and bpd but also with my hypothyroidism. Their are people in my family who think I purposely get baker acted so I can go to the hospital and get a break from my responsibilities. 🙄 Someone seriously said that to my husband. People think I'm lazy because I have a hard time keeping up with the house.

  • Reply julie April 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    yess i love odaat i watched it like 4 times already

  • Reply Paige Atkison April 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Glad Netflix did something to redeem themselves after 13 Reasons Why…

  • Reply Nike reck April 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    odaat is the best depiction of mental health problems I have ever seen and I love it so much

  • Reply N.E.S. ASH April 26, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Is there no Arabic translation?

  • Reply 75sadiegirl April 26, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I watch that show. I love it! I also use to watch the original One Day at a Time!! Showing my age…lol

  • Reply Michelle Sanchez April 26, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I ❤ One Day at a Time. As a Latina I thought it was so amazing to see a family dynamic that I can relate too… and that mental health, family dynamics, social, and LGBTQ+ issues could be talked about in my own community. 😊

  • Reply Mónica Sahagún April 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Watch "please like me" it also gets it right! An Australian show about a newly out of the closet guy, a depressed mom, his boyfriend with OCD, etc. It's also on Netflix.

  • Reply Kale Westwood April 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I love this show woah!!!

  • Reply JazzyHK April 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I love One Day at a Time!! But hasn't it been cancelled? 🙁

  • Reply untappedinkwell April 26, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I did not know I needed this crossover in my life, but I am so happy to have it! ODAAT is such a wonderful show and truly a breath of fresh air in the way that it addresses difficult subjects compassionately and directly. In so many ways, it feels like home. Kati and Gloria both do such important work and it was lovely to see them together.

  • Reply Dreamer April 26, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the video Kati , I remember the original , my Netflix watch list is getting huge !! I hope you and Sean have a GR8 weekend , take care , Gary  XOXO

  • Reply LadyPeters April 27, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Love this Kati!
    "Starting a convo"
    Keeping that in mind

    Love that
    (I needed this❤ Thank youuu )

  • Reply Giha M. Amin April 27, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Kati i love you so much and love all your videos.. but i coudn't keep watching this one because of all the eating sounds you kept making.. it was so disturbing for me i'm sorry but i had to tell you

  • Reply T E E April 27, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Im certainly glad my condition doesnt allow me to recognize the stigmas that supposedly exist concerning mental health issues …btw …since no one is "normal" … shouldnt stigmas exist around people who do not choose to acknowledge their imperfections?

  • Reply Luke Ontiveros April 27, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Hey, Kati. I'm recently diagnosed as Bipolar II, and I've had 4 Inpatient Hospitalizations for Suicidal Behavior and Attempts in under a year. I've recently found a med that is working (Lamictal 150mg) and I'm back to a normal (almost too quickly if that's a thing) that I didn't think existed for me. My current issue is untangling myself from my illness, and finding who I am in a healthy respect to my illness, as well as dealing with normal emotions without fear of relapsing into depression or hypomania. I can rationalize my normal feelings for once, and I'm just so not used to not needing to hyper-analyzing/rationalizing, that I'm at a loss as to what I should do. I don't need coping skills, my emotions aren't overwhelming… I just feel so lost in their normal. Any tips on how to manage normalcy after decades of childhood, teenage, adult trauma and depression/mania? I haven't seen anything talking about this aspect of recovery. It's like normal is supposed to be a long struggle to reach, and when we do it's supposed to come naturally to us with no problems. Thank you for your time, education, and support!

  • Reply Linda M April 27, 2019 at 5:20 am

    One day at a time is such an amazing show I’m so sad there won’t be another season

  • Reply Chelsey Blair Kendig April 27, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I love the show so much, and I’m so disappointed the Netflix canceled it. They had a chance to keep going with the show that speaks to people about important issues while still remaining funny, relatable, and full of heart.

  • Reply Cat Randle April 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Wonderful going to watch the show on Netflix. Katie what's with the band on your wrist?

  • Reply Cat Randle April 27, 2019 at 7:09 am

    What are tools for talking people down in a panic attack? Oh right season 3 off to binge watch thank you

  • Reply Barry Scott April 27, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Is there anyway i can email you ? I need some advice with caring for a friend with DID its kind of an emergency

  • Reply LadyPeters April 27, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Love this 😍❤👌 been watchin' since you posted this, thanks!

  • Reply Ashisback43 April 27, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Hey random question, what book do you use? I really want to get it

  • Reply Michelle Murdoch April 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Kati… invest in a tripod. Great video otherwise but the hand-held nature of this made the video hard to watch. I basically just listened to it like a podcast as it was making me sick and kind of anxious.

  • Reply Chloe April 27, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Netflix: gets it right
    Netflix: cancels

  • Reply Alie Bird April 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my gosh! I often joke about my children’s therapy fund.

  • Reply alexandragrace April 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    i love one day at a time so much! def the only show that got mental illness right! and yet, they’re taking it away!!

  • Reply Vaginablades April 28, 2019 at 3:45 am

    hey Kati, i was recently diagnosed with ptsd with psychotic features. I was wondering if you could do a video on it.

  • Reply halo merric April 28, 2019 at 5:15 am

    I love One Day at a Time! Yes I appreciate the mental illness spotlight…

  • Reply SandraLakshmi April 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    The best show about mental health I saw on Netflix was „After Life“ ❤️

  • Reply SandraLakshmi April 28, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    The best show about mental health I saw on Netflix was „After Life“ <3

  • Reply dms April 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Hey Kati! Have you seen The Act on Hulu? It's the true story of Gypsy Rose and her mother Dee Dee Blanchard who had munchausen's by proxy and held her daughter 'medically captive', making her daughter feel that killing her mother was her only form of escape. If so, what's your opinion on the case? Is Munchausen's by proxy a common disorder? Does the person suffering from the disorder truly believe the one they are caring for is 'sick' or are they only creating the problems for attention?

  • Reply Ana Carneiro April 28, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    My husband and I started to watch one day at a time because of this video, we love it!

  • Reply athenaatwar475 April 29, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I will never stop fighting for #SaveODAAT !!! 😭

  • Reply Isaiah Glynn April 29, 2019 at 5:15 am

    I just came across your Channel and I'm glad I did. I just changed careers from being in construction for 23 years to working in adult and child in care.
    It seems that you have something to offer people like myself. And I'm grateful that that.

  • Reply Anthony Micele April 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Kati, are you MIA from the hospital? Those wristbands….

  • Reply ineedhelp April 29, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    When I first clicked this video I was like "this better not be about Thirteen f***ing Reasons why"

  • Reply Camryn Elias April 30, 2019 at 2:32 am

    I have mental illness too kati Morton I have psychosis and PTSD and anxiety and I have behavioral cognitive

  • Reply natalie_ ulza April 30, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    hello kati.. i just want to know your opinion.. did u aware that everyone with dipression have to scream extremely to show that they really need a help and proving by their action including by attempt suicide? there's a lot of people have to cry for help (by proving they need help) .. did they doing harmful to actually want someone noticed and understand the feeling? and spread to a exactly person that they actually want to let know?

    sorry my english broken. did u get what i'm trying to say?

  • Reply Isaiah Glynn April 30, 2019 at 5:46 pm



    I just got out of construction after 19 years. I'm 37 and now I am working in Youth and adult housing now.
    I just finished my second shift April 30th.

    I am not highly book educated I have dyslexia which prevents me from retaining words and names.

    I just wanted to say thank you for the way you explained this for those who have a hard time comprehend what they're reading.

    And in case of those who read this I do know proper grammar. And how to speak into my phone.

  • Reply breathe in positivity May 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

    yess. loved this show

  • Reply Laura Lamb May 1, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I keep staring at that bottle of gin. lol.

  • Reply NotDeadJustYet May 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    also, AMAZING quote from One Day At A Time; Don't quit before the miracle happens! (love you, Schneider/Todd Grinnell <3)

  • Reply Celestial May 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Such a wonderful episode! I was absolutely devastated when ODAAT got cancelled. I truly hope we can #SaveODAAT and as the best gringo says, “Don’t stop before the miracle happens.”
    (Crying while I typed that haha)

  • Reply Tiffany W May 5, 2019 at 9:34 am

    "I will put $10 dollars in your therapist account, you can talk to her all about me!" Haha. It would be so great if we could talk to people like the way we do in psychmemes.

  • Reply Gray Glider Girl May 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Does anyone outside of the US use the word LatinX? It’s so strange to me, it seems like it’s just an American concept. The only time I’ve actually heard it used is on American YouTube videos

  • Reply Allan Zhou May 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    People used to slap me when I had panic attacks… -_- Oh how things have changed.

  • Reply Julienz May 22, 2019 at 3:04 am

    I cannot say thank you enough to Gloria for creating ODAAT. When season 1 came out I was still in the closet and Penelope’s reaction kept me going when everything was bad. The fact that she is latinxs just like my mom and had some similar concerns but overall got over them made me hopeful that could be me as well. Amazing video!! Literally my faves together hahaha <3

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  • Reply Depa June 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I am soo hooked on a tv show for the first time in YEARS after this video. Your channel is great, thank you so much

  • Reply Ella Rose June 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I'm still upset about nobody being clear about what was CGI/special effects and what was a 'dietician' helping lily collins lose weight 'healthily' when she already had a BMI low enough to be a petite model.
    Hopefully this show won't be sooooo hypocritical and disrespectful and irresponsible [crossed fingers for the impressionable under 18s on Netflix]

  • Reply Funny KidsSHOW July 10, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Love love that show!

  • Reply Don't Worry be Happy August 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm


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