Black Mental Health Podcast-logo

Black Mental Health Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts >

The black mental health podcast is dedicated to understanding and unraveling the mental issues in the African American community. It showcases real life stories to bridge the gap between people who feel alone in their struggles. With the stigma of therapy being a "white people thing' coupled with the cost of therapy, black people are left to deal with mental health issues on their own The black mental health podcast is here not as a replacement to therapy but as an alternative. therapy is necessary, but sometimes hearing someone else's story is therapeutic enough. it's topics range from stress, suicide, anxiety, depression, and a host of other topics. the podcast is spearheaded by reginald a. howard who has had and is still having his own battle with mental health. from cutting himself to almost jumping over a bridge he knows first hand the mental suffering that black people go through internally. he uses the podcast to deal with his own issues by helping, healing, and hearing others.

The black mental health podcast is dedicated to understanding and unraveling the mental issues in the African American community. It showcases real life stories to bridge the gap between people who feel alone in their struggles. With the stigma of therapy being a "white people thing' coupled with the cost of therapy, black people are left to deal with mental health issues on their own The black mental health podcast is here not as a replacement to therapy but as an alternative. therapy is necessary, but sometimes hearing someone else's story is therapeutic enough. it's topics range from stress, suicide, anxiety, depression, and a host of other topics. the podcast is spearheaded by reginald a. howard who has had and is still having his own battle with mental health. from cutting himself to almost jumping over a bridge he knows first hand the mental suffering that black people go through internally. he uses the podcast to deal with his own issues by helping, healing, and hearing others.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

The black mental health podcast is dedicated to understanding and unraveling the mental issues in the African American community. It showcases real life stories to bridge the gap between people who feel alone in their struggles. With the stigma of therapy being a "white people thing' coupled with the cost of therapy, black people are left to deal with mental health issues on their own The black mental health podcast is here not as a replacement to therapy but as an alternative. therapy is necessary, but sometimes hearing someone else's story is therapeutic enough. it's topics range from stress, suicide, anxiety, depression, and a host of other topics. the podcast is spearheaded by reginald a. howard who has had and is still having his own battle with mental health. from cutting himself to almost jumping over a bridge he knows first hand the mental suffering that black people go through internally. he uses the podcast to deal with his own issues by helping, healing, and hearing others.

Language:

English


Episodes

Black Mental Health Podcast 020: I Had To Get Over My Book Writing PTSD

12/20/2018
More
Checkout Reginald’s new book Suffering into Success: www.reginaldahoward.com On today’s episode I discuss the process of getting Suffering Into Success in the hands of readers. I have few guest on to share their contribution to the book getting finished. Debbie L. London(@debbiellondon) and Mike Mazzoni(@mazz_ofall_trades) Some of the other things that gets discussed are: - The mental struggles of becoming an author - Where the Title of book came from - Reaching out for help...

Duration:01:30:41

Black Mental Health Podcast 019: Cocaine Messed Up My Life

12/13/2018
More
Checkout Reginald’s new book Suffering into Success: www.reginaldahoward.com On today’s episode we have minister, rapper, father and husband Kenneth “D-Lou” Sikes @sikeministries and some of the things we discussed were: - How black mothers impact their sons - Being raised by the streets - Battling with Drug Addiction - Emotional issues manifesting as anger - How Gang Banging effects black men - Jail being fun until you’re serving life - Religion saving lives We like to thank...

Duration:00:48:37

Black Mental Health Podcast 018: Therapy Saved My Life

12/3/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Tasnim Sulaiman MFT, LPC @_taztalktherapy_ and Shariff Blackwell CBT, DBT, FFT @straight_talk_no_chaser of Black Men Heal @blackmenheal and some of the things we discussed were: - What is Black Men Heal - Why therapy can save your life - Why being vulnerable isn’t weak - Why heal men heal men - How to discipline your child without whoopings - Medicine and Mental Health - The psychology behind black men and mental health - Bringing men to...

Duration:00:50:22

Black Mental Health Podcast 017: Mental Health Is Impacting The Black Family

11/1/2018
More
On today’s episode we have William Batts MSW @williambattsmsw and some of the things we discussed were: - How physical abuse as a child effects you mentally - Discipline vs Whoopings - How coparenting effects children mental health - What role does your environment play in your child’s life - The role that church plays in the black community - Mental Health professionals vs. Advocates We like to thank our guest: @williambattsmsw Please follow them on social! Thank you for tuning...

Duration:00:50:04

Black Mental Health Podcast 016: I Wanted To Kill Myself As Peaceful As Possible

10/21/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Trainer, Mentor and Speaker Sharif Jones @2cocky2care92 and some of the things we discussed were: -What jail does to someone who never been institutionalized - How starting over takes a toll on you mentally - The impact your child makes on you as a black father - The influence a mentor can make on the black community We like to thank our guest: @2cocky2care92 Please follow them on social! Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast....

Duration:00:36:13

Black Mental Health Podcast 015: I Became Comfortable With My Sexuality

10/14/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Jerome Walker @jusrome12 and some of the things we discussed were: - How moving into a new environment helps your mental health - Being comfortable in your sexuality - How lack of conversations divide black men - How black fathers should deal with their sons sexuality - The struggles of being a parent as a black man - Fraternities vs Homosexuality - Mental Health at a PWI vs HBCU We like to thank our guest: @jusrome12 Please follow...

Duration:00:50:31

Black Mental Health Podcast 014: I Was Ejected Out Of The Car On Interstate 95

10/7/2018
More
On today’s episode, we have Anthony Walker @yolo_cush and some of the things we discussed were: - Putting yourself back together piece by piece - The true meaning of marriage - Emotional Trauma vs Mental Trauma vs Physical Trauma - Being afraid to unpack your emotions We like to thank our guest: @yolo_cush Please follow them on social! Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the love and support for our weekly mental health discussions within...

Duration:00:51:35

Black Mental Health Podcast 013: Don't Let Your Childhood Trauma Effect Your Kids

9/30/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Author, Speaker and Survivor Debbie London @debbiellondon and some of the things we discussed were: -How dysfunctional families help teach you -Being the alpha female in relationship -Thinking certain traumas are normal -Making mental health digestible for kids -How trauma from slavery still exists We like to thank our guest: @debbiellondon Please follow them on social! Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the...

Duration:00:58:25

Black Mental Health Podcast 012: I Wanted To Commit Suicide At 11 Years Old

9/23/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Blogger, Survivor and Founder Shaynekqua Foster @baldini__ and some of the things we discussed were: - Black Women coming together - Stress of Adulting - Carrying Baggage from your childhood into Adulthood - The impact of a positive black male role model - Having depression at 11 years old - Not giving love because you didn’t receive it - Religious parents dealing dealing with Gay children - Is being Gay Nature vs Nurture - Heterosexual community vs...

Duration:00:40:24

Black Mental Health Podcast 011: Stop Putting Blankets Over Trauma

9/17/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Author, Traveler and Founder Dr. Alixis S. Rhodes @drrhode_to_success and some of the things we discussed were: - How Being a burden makes you feel invisible - Why Black Women need each other - How Social Media is taking away being soical - Associating Mental Health with craziness - Mental Health Looking different for everyone We like to thank our guest: @drrhode_to_success Please follow them on social! Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental...

Duration:00:52:45

Black Mental Health Podcast 010: Black Male Therapist Are Unicorns

9/8/2018
More
On today’s episode we have therapist, businessman, husband and father Arron Muller LMSW @theblack_therapist and some of the things we discussed were: - Counseling people when your shy - Black male therapist being rare - How Black males respond to seeing a black therapist - The real reason why the black man is missing from the black family - The struggle of balancing helping people and entrepreneurship - Black men and their relationship to the police - Why...

Duration:00:41:14

Black Mental Health Podcast 009: After My Show I Tried To Commit Suicide

9/1/2018
More
On today’s episode we have activist, poet, mother and businesswoman Evita Colòn @poeticsoulqueen and some of the things we discussed were: - What is speak to my soul - Staying connected with kids in your community even when you don’t relate - The importance of the arts in the black community - Allowing kids to express their emotion for mental health - the mental fatigue of balancing following your dream and keeping a job - The struggle of wanting to help your people but...

Duration:01:10:14

Black Mental Health Podcast 008: If He Keeps Whooping Your Ass Then Leave

8/23/2018
More
On today’s episode we have a phenomenal mother, domestic abuse survivor and clothing designer Tanita Powell @nita_x2 and some of the things we discussed were: (03:00) Dating a basketball player (08:00) The difference between a man putting his hands on you vs y’all both fighting each other (14:00) How a mother’s love for her son can turn her son into a monster (21:00) Men wanting to be fathers only under certain conditions (28:14) Overcompensating for your kids because their...

Duration:00:39:11

Black Mental Health Podcast 007: I Don’t See Myself In Tomorrow

8/17/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Clarity coach, author and founder DeAngelo McCoy @deangelogmccoy and some of the things we discussed were: (4:00) What is Black Boy Beautiful (16:00) Not being able to see yourself in your future (22:00) Having a fear of black men because you grew up around women Struggling to find your identity as a man when you don’t fit the “normal“ quota of being a black man (34:00) Creating a persona so that you can hide your true self (39:00) Do black...

Duration:00:51:36

Black Mental Health Podcast 006: I Went From Being A Lieutenant To Being In Prison

8/9/2018
More
On today’s episode we have transformational coach and author, Lieutenant Joe M. Burnett. @joemburnett and some of the things we discussed were: (2:00) Being the child of a parent that has a mental illness (8:00) How one decision can change your whole life (12:00) The Mental struggles of being in jail, while knowing you got kids (26:00) How trauma inspires you (33:00) How faith keeps your sanity (40:00) Why Mental Health isn’t just about mental illnesses We like to thank our guest:...

Duration:00:53:49

Black Mental Health Podcast 005: One Day I Unraveled and Planned My Own Suicide

8/2/2018
More
On today’s episode we have Author, Blogger and Mental Wellness Warrior @withlovefromnina Nina K Blaylock and some of the things we talked about were: How mental health facilities are healthy but feel like jail (04:20) Having high highs and low lows (12:00) Why the government makes you spend more money to stay alive than to die (18:00) What other black people can do to contribute to their community in regards to mental health (24:00) How to teach your kids about mental health...

Duration:00:57:58

Black Mental Health Podcast 004: I Almost Gave My Son Up For Adoption

7/26/2018
More
On today’s episode we have licensed therapist Shara Ruffin LSW, GC-C, CCPT, CFTP and some of the things we talk about are : Being a therapist and struggling with mental health issues (02:23) 13:29 What is the true definition of the word crazy 21:26 The angry black women stereotype 24:22 Women and postpartum depression We like to thank our guest: @Shararuffin Please follow them on social Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the love...

Duration:00:47:06

Black Mental Health Podcast 003: People Confuse Hopelessness with Depression

7/19/2018
More
In this episode you will discover: - Struggling with breaking away from friends and family members to be successful (3:27) - Mental Health being a fade in the black community (9:05) - Why you can’t save everyone struggling (15:25) -Dealing with a death of a parent who was murdered (18:22) We like to thank our guest: @_thegoodguy5 Please follow them on social Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the love and support for our...

Duration:00:27:09

Black Mental Health Podcast 002: You Never Get Over The Loss Of A Parent

7/12/2018
More
In this episode you will discover: How the passing of parent affects you mentally (4:10) Father's role in the black community (9:36) How teachers effect black kids (14:14) Fighting for what's right vs fighting for your people (26:56) How therapy helps you unpack your feelings (29:53) We like to thank our guest: @esteltician Please follow them on social Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the love and support for our weekly mental health...

Duration:00:44:27

Black Mental Health Podcast 001: I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore

7/5/2018
More
In this episode you will discover: The role of the black father in a man’s life (4:06) The mental stress of college for black kids (7:06) Why black men have a hard time being men (13:50) Why black men don’t have conversation about Mental Health (16:38) Struggling with not living up to potential (22:39) We like to thank our guest: @Yungkingfocused Please follow them on social Thank you for tuning into the Black Mental Health Podcast. We appreciate all the love and...

Duration:00:34:37