Mental health pt. 1

TODAY, WE EMBARK ON A DISCUSSION THAT IS BOTH CRUCIAL AND TIMELY: MENTAL HEALTH.

WHILE THE TOPIC HAS GAINED SIGNIFICANT ATTENTION IN RECENT TIMES, IT CAN STILL BE A COMPLEX AND AMBIGUOUS SUBJECT. WITH THIS IN MIND, WE WILL DEDICATE SOME TIME TO DEFINING KEY TERMS AND EXPLORING DIFFERENT AREAS OF MENTAL HEALTH.

WE AIM TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL INSIGHTS, SHARE PERSONAL STORIES, AND OFFER PRACTICAL RESOURCES THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES.

LET’S BEGIN OUR EXPLORATION OF MENTAL HEALTH, SHEDDING LIGHT ON ITS INTRICACIES AND UNCOVERING THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED. TOGETHER, LET’S DIVE INTO THIS CONVERSATION AND FOSTER A COMMUNITY WHERE UNDERSTANDING AND COMPASSION PREVAIL.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT OUR CONVERSATION IS INFORMED BY OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, WHICH NATURALLY BRINGS A PARTICULAR BIAS TO OUR DISCUSSION. HOWEVER, WE INTEND TO CREATE A SPACE WHERE THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING, AS WELL AS THEIR LOVED ONES, CAN FIND SOLACE AND SOLIDARITY. WE HOPE THAT BY SHARING OUR INSIGHTS AND CITING HELPFUL RESOURCES, WE CAN EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TO SEEK THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.

**BEFORE DIVING INTO OUR CONVERSATION, WE WANT TO PROVIDE A DISCLAIMER. THROUGHOUT THIS EPISODE, WE WILL BE ADDRESSING SENSITIVE ISSUES SUCH AS SUICIDE, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE TOPICS CAN BE TRIGGERING FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS, AND IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN SUCH A SITUATION, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. FEEL FREE TO SKIP THIS EPISODE OR REFER TO OUR SHOW NOTES, WHERE WE HAVE COMPILED VALUABLE RESOURCES FOR SUPPORT.

links/references

100 ACTS OF LOVE

A RESURFACED CLIP FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRENÉ BROWN EXPLAINS WHY MARRIAGES SHOULD NEVER BE 50/50

HOW BOX BREATHING CAN HELP YOU DESTRESS

in this episode:

[03:32] THE TWO SIDES OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA REALITY, WHERE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SO MUCH MORE OPENLY.

[05:41] STATISTICS ON THE DAMAGE SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DO, ESPECIALLY TO YOUNG MINDS.

[07:59] “THERE’S NO WAY OF ESCAPING THAT VERY HUMAN URGE OR HABIT TO COMPARE.” – KESHIIA

[10:25] ANXIETY GROWING WITHIN THE TEENAGE COMMUNITY.

[12:26] THE IMPORTANCE OF VERIFYING THE ACCREDITATION OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU’RE WORKING WITH AND OF THE RESOURCES THAT YOU’RE USING.

[14:14] “FOCUSING ON THE POSITIVE IS GREAT, BUT HUMAN EXISTENCE IS FULL OF EXPERIENCES AND MANY OF THEM ARE NOT GREAT.” – ASHA

[18:14] ASHA AND KESHIIA’S EXPERIENCES WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

[23:29] THE EMPOWERMENT OF STARTING TO UNDERSTAND YOURSELF.

[28:13] RECOGNIZING BOTH MENTAL HEALTH IN OURSELVES, AND MENTAL HEALTH AS IT SURROUNDS US AND OUR LOVED ONES.

[36:04] MENTAL HEALTH IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD.

[39:10] WHEN IS SOMETHING A DISORDER? THERE IS ALWAYS THIS ELEMENT OF NOT KNOWING.

[42:52] UTILIZING BREATHING EXERCISES AND OTHER HELPFUL TECHNIQUES.

[48:13] EMOTIONS START FEELING PROBLEMATIC WHEN YOU ARE SITTING IN THEM.

[51:59] USING THE TECHNIQUE OF REVERSE AFFIRMATIONS.

[56:38] HOW YOUNG WOMEN GET THEMSELVES OUT OF A SLUMP.

[59:06] INVEST IN YOURSELF AND DO SOMETHING THAT SERVES YOU.

previous episodes

EP. 14 MEET LARA REAVES MOFIDI, EATING DISORDER COACH AND HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

EP. 57 MEET KATIE WEE, DANCER, AND FILM/TELEVISION ACTRESS

EP. 72 ALEXA PHELECE, MODEL, ADVOCATE, NON-PROFIT FOUNDER

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