Mental health pt. 2

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE CONTINUE OUR DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH, DELVING INTO THE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS SHARED BY OUR AMAZING LISTENERS. LAST WEEK, IN PART 1 OF OUR SERIES, WE EXPLORED THE STIGMATIZATION AND DEFINITIONS SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH. WE TOUCHED UPON VARIOUS SOCIETAL ISSUES, INCLUDING THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE POST-PANDEMIC MINDSET. WE ALSO SHARED PERSONAL ANECDOTES AS PARENTS, DAUGHTERS, AND PARTNERS.

THIS WEEK, WE’RE SHIFTING GEAR. WE WANTED TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM OUR AUDIENCE, LEARN ABOUT THEIR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEYS, AND ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS AND TOPICS THAT THEY FIND MOST RELEVANT. WE BELIEVE THAT BY CREATING A SAFE SPACE FOR OPEN DIALOGUE, WE CAN FOSTER UNDERSTANDING, PROVIDE SUPPORT, AND EMPOWER ONE ANOTHER.

MENTAL HEALTH IS A SUBJECT THAT TOUCHES US ALL, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR BACKGROUND. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE ITS SIGNIFICANCE AND ENSURE THAT NO ONE FEELS ALONE IN THEIR STRUGGLES. TOGETHER, WE AIM TO SHED LIGHT ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH, EXPLORE EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS, AND ULTIMATELY PROMOTE WELL-BEING.

SO, GET READY TO DIVE INTO A CONVERSATION THAT’S ALL ABOUT YOU, OUR INCREDIBLE LISTENERS. WE’RE HERE TO SHARE INSIGHTS, OFFER GUIDANCE, AND PROVIDE ACTIONABLE ADVICE. LET’S CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER, ONE STEP AT A TIME.

**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:

[03:24] COMMUNICATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, NOT AS A CLINICAL RESOURCE, BUT AS A NARRATIVE.

[04:40] FEELING GUILTY ABOUT CHOOSING WHERE TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME.

[10:28] LEARNING HOW TO SET BOUNDARIES.

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

[15:33] HOW TO WORK ON BEING A CHRONIC OVERACHIEVER.

[18:29] THERE IS SUCH A POWERFUL PLACE FOR GOOD COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH.

[21:30] HOW TO APPROACH OTHERS IN NEED OF HELP, ESPECIALLY MEN.

[27:32] COPING MECHANISMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH.

[37:17] “POSITIVITY IS SO CONTAGIOUS AND THOSE LITTLE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE, EVEN IF IT’S SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW, IF YOU JUST HAVE ONE OF THOSE POSITIVE INTERACTIONS, IT CAN TOTALLY SWITCH THE WHOLE DAY.” – ASHA

[42:03] BEING AWARE OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

[49:03] CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A BAD DAY.

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

[52:21] SHIFTING FROM WORKING THINGS OUT ON OUR OWN TO HAVING A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT.

previous episodes

EP. 2 MEET ASHA AND KESHIIA

EP. 51 BOUNDARIES & RELATIONSHIPS

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