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Tom Hardy: from the brink of death to Hollywood star
Tom Hardy on his inspiring struggle to be a better person. Most people know Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, but you probably don’t know his incredible true story. He was born in a middle class family in Surrey, but at the age of 11 he started sniffing glue. At 16 he was expelled from boarding school for stealing. Tom was heavily addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. He was arrested by the police for car theft and illegal gun possession. Years later his addiction cost him his marriage to Sarah Ward. When he was 26, Tom hit rock bottom and was found lying in a pool of blood in London’s Soho district. This was the wake-up call he needed. Tom went into rehab and has been sober ever since. “Acting helps me to stay sober,” says the Mad Max actor. “And to keep on track. “The characters I’ve played have been mostly violent and I’m so far from being violent or aggressive. “I now spend a lot of time watching Fireman Sam with my son.” Today, Tom uses his own experiences and success by doing good. “I want to help other people. I’m really grateful for the things that happened in my life," he says. “It could have gone the wrong way. “I try to help young people who want to get their life on track as ambassador for Prince’s Trust. “It’s very important to me that they get the life-changing second chance that I had.” Tom loves dogs. While filming Lawless he saw a homeless canine and adopted her. And the British actor actively supports Peta, the world’s largest animal-rights organisation. He also supports Help for Heroes, a UK charity that helps wounded British soldiers. Does he consider himself a saint? “I still struggle and the biggest fight right now is the fight within me,” he says. “The fight is to just try to better myself.” Always remember Tom's wisdom: “You don’t know what winning is if you don’t know what losing feels like.” This BrightVibes original video proved such a success on our Facebook page that we received a personal thank you from Tom himself! Pretty cool, huh? We were blown away by the reaction. What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Read more about Tom Hardy’s incredible story here ➡️ http://bit.ly/MoreTomHardy Check out our playlist for more Celebs Worth Celebrating ➡️ http://bit.ly/CelebsWorthCelebrating If you like this, then subscribe now for new videos three times a week ➡️ http://bit.ly/BrightVibesSubscribe Visit BrightVibes.com for more contagiously inspiring stories ➡️ http://brightvibes.com Other ways to connect with us… Facebook ➡️ http://facebook.com/brightvibes Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/brightvibes_com Instagram ➡️ http://instagram.com/brightvibesmedia
Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU
Scrolling through our social media feeds feels like a harmless part of our daily lives. But is it actually as harmless at seems? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long term consequences on our mental health. As social media continues to become part of the fabric of modern life – the “digital layer” – abstinence is becoming less of an option. Bailey think it’s high time we learned to practice safe social before it’s too late. What are the common triggers? How are they affecting you over time? How can you create a more positive experience online? Bailey covers this and more in “Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?” Bailey Parnell was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is an award-winning digital marketer, public speaker and businesswoman with a talent for helping people tell better stories. Her work and expertise have been featured on CBC, CTV & in other local Toronto media. Bailey recently founded SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company where they help people develop the essential skills needed for professional success. She also currently works in digital marketing at Ryerson University. Bailey is a frequent public speaker having spoken to more than 10 thousand people. She primarily speaks about social media, personal branding, and media and mental health. She guest lectured her first MBA class at 21-years-old and has been the youngest speaker as multiple academic conferences. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Communication and Culture with a research focus on social media and mental health, and holds an honours BA from the RTA School of Media at Ryerson. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Cyber Bullying - Lets fight it Together
story about a boy called joe who is bullyed becasue he is smart this video goes into what it is like to be cyber bullyed YOU ARE NOT ALONE , get help the song in the video "still fighting it" by "ben folds" EDIT:2009: Wow thanks guys for the views and comments, im really grateful, let others know its not fun and pass it on! :) Need anything? PM me
Depression Understood: What It Is Like To Have Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental health issues and can strike regardless of your race, gender or age. These people reveal what it's really like to have depression. If you're affected by the issues raised in this film, there's help and support available from these organisations in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1NGvFrTqWChr03LrYlw2Hkk/information-and-support-mental-health -- Click here to subscribe to BBC Three: http://bit.ly/BBC-Three-Subscribe Did you know that we’re up to other things in other places too? Best of BBC Three: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcthree Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcthree Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcthree Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcthree Tumblr: http://bbcthree.tumblr.com Oh, we’re on Snapchat too - just incase you were wondering… add us, bbcthree.
Russell Brand Interview on Britain's Drinking Culture & Addiction
A comedian, actor, author, activist and recovering addict of 12 years, Russell Brand sat down with Arthur Cauty to discuss his views on alcohol, drugs, addiction and British drinking culture. Using footage from my documentary feature film A Royal Hangover, available under Journeyman Pictures. Also available on Amazon Prime, Amazon on Demand, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo... A Film by Arthur Cauty Filmed by Arthur Cauty & Silver Levy-So (with one shot by Luke Flegg) Edited by Arthur Cauty www.arthurcauty.com
Self-Harm And Me
A short film about self-harm made by Rebecca Coxon, who won a Radio 1 competition at Sheffield Documentary Festival. More information and advice about self-harm is available here from the BBC Advice site. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1LJd4YvhLTnLRH7WgF8pypJ/self-harm The Surgery with Gemma and Dr Radha will be covering the topic of Self-Harm on Wednesday night 14th September from 9pm on BBC Radio 1. The show will then be available for another 30 days here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkj8
Abuse in Relationships: Would you Stop Yourself?
Home Office: This is Abuse TV advert. If you could see yourself, would you stop yourself? For more information, visit our website at http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk where you can get involved in live debates, check out FAQs and get info on where to go if you recognise signs of abuse in your own or a friend's relationship.
I AM HOLLY - An Anti-Bullying Film by Bedford High School
Produced by Bedford High School and North Star Digital for Anti-Bullying Week 2015. Bedford High School students stand together against bullying. If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Speak to an adult that you trust. www.bedfordhighschool.co.uk www.northstardigital.co.uk