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Falvey Library provides free trial access to Symptom Media Collection from January 22nd to March 7th, 2024

By Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD 

Image courtesy of Alexander Street.

Mental health is essential to overall health. Did you know that nearly 20% of children and young people ages 3-17 in the United States have a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder? And suicidal behaviors among high school students increased more than 40% in the decade before 2019? (2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report). One thing every one of us can do is to be more informed by learning from resources about mental health available at Falvey Library.

Symptom Media is one of these resources, and it is an online mental health education and training film library with over a thousand streaming videos dedicated to recognizing mental health disorders and providing accurate diagnoses. Films of Volume V include various series of multiple disorders, such as ADHD, Violence, Eating Disorders, PTSD, and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. Sample titles include:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Traumatic Brain Injury;
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder;
  • Bipolar I Disorder with Mood Congruent Psychotic Features;
  • Anorexia Nervosa Binge-Eating Purging;
  • Suicide Assessment;
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder;
  • Adolescent Antisocial Behavior;
  • Alcohol Use Disorder;
  • Substance Use Disorder;
  • Major Depressive Disorder;
  • Opioid Use Disorder.

The film collection includes Teletherapy, Assessment Tools, Case Studies, Mental Disorder & Illness Symptoms, Coping Mechanisms & Defenses, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) categories, among others. The Training Library tab lists all the videos organized by relevance, new arrivals, title, and release date. The platform tools allow for clip-making, playlist creation, LMS integration, citations, mobile sharing, and more. The text for each video is also included.

For more information, visit


2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2022 Oct. Available from:

Photo of Laurie Ortiz-Rivera, Social Science Librarian.Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD, is Social Sciences Librarian at Falvey Library.




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Last Modified: February 1, 2024

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