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Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea was a weekly podcast from 2018 to 2021 created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. While the podcast has ended, T-Kea leaves the episodes live with hopes that it will continue to erase the mental health stigma and provide resources. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies) and encourage black people to seek treatment. We want to show that mental illness does not have "a look"; it includes everyday high-functioning people. The podcast is also designed for people to see how everyday decisions impact their mental health and overall wellness such as finances, relationships, and nutrition. For more information about T-Kea, please visit www.t-keablackman.com.

Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea was a weekly podcast from 2018 to 2021 created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. While the podcast has ended, T-Kea leaves the episodes live with hopes that it will continue to erase the mental health stigma and provide resources. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies) and encourage black people to seek treatment. We want to show that mental illness does not have "a look"; it includes everyday high-functioning people. The podcast is also designed for people to see how everyday decisions impact their mental health and overall wellness such as finances, relationships, and nutrition. For more information about T-Kea, please visit www.t-keablackman.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea was a weekly podcast from 2018 to 2021 created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. While the podcast has ended, T-Kea leaves the episodes live with hopes that it will continue to erase the mental health stigma and provide resources. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies) and encourage black people to seek treatment. We want to show that mental illness does not have "a look"; it includes everyday high-functioning people. The podcast is also designed for people to see how everyday decisions impact their mental health and overall wellness such as finances, relationships, and nutrition. For more information about T-Kea, please visit www.t-keablackman.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

9084141468


Episodes

It's Not Goodbye...It's See You Later

3/1/2021
During the last episode, Kea says her final goodbye to the podcast and hello to the other opportunities for Fireflies Unite. Read Article On Top 20 Suicide Survival Podcast and see Fireflies Unite With Kea Feature Connect With Kea On Instagram

Duration:00:03:57

Helpful Living Feature Jamie Rockymore-Bess

2/22/2021
On this week's episode, we are joined by Jamie Rockymore-Bess, Editor in Chief of Healthful Living Magazine, who discusses why she created her mental health magazine. Learn more about Healthful Living Magazine! Jamie Rockymore-Bess is the Founder of Helpful Living Magazine, a mental health magazine that educates readers about mental health/wellness. She recently launched the 4th issue focusing on social injustice and the coronavirus. Her goal for Helpful Living Magazine is to provide...

Duration:00:14:43

Are You Practicing Self-Love Featuring Tyshiana Johnson

2/15/2021
On this week's episode we are joined by Tyshiana Johnson and she discusses self-love and self-care while offering tips to become the best version of ourselves. Articles By Tyshiana: How To Practice Self-Love How To Practice Self-Care For Beginners Connect With Tyshiana On Instagram Connect With Kea On Instagram

Duration:00:14:34

Burn-Out Featuring Evolve Benton

2/7/2021
On this week's episode, Evolve joins us to talk about burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. More About Evolve: Evolve Benton, MA, MFA is a speaker, educator and curator who inspires audiences to think about questions of performance, diversity, inclusion, transformation, climate, and equality. They are the founder of MAR...

Duration:00:10:34

Grief Other Than The Death Of A Loved One With Dr. Bee

1/11/2021
On this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Bee, a Wellness and Strengths Coach, Journalist, Transformational Speaker, and Photographer. She discusses grief besides the loss of a loved one and self-care tips while grieving. Connect with Dr. Bee Website (Dr. Bee) Website (Raw Honey) Instagram Connect with Kea on Instagram

Duration:00:17:25

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

12/28/2020
On this week's episode, Kea talks about seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD. Learn more about SAD. Connect With Kea on Instagram

Duration:00:04:41

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

12/23/2020
After an eight week break, Kea comes back with some sad news for the fireflies family. Connect With Kea on Instagram

Duration:00:03:52

Wellness Check-In (Time For A Break)

10/5/2020
On this week's episode, Kea encourages us to check in with ourselves and evaluate the changes we need to make to support our mental and physical health. Send all suggested topics and pitches to info@firefliesunite.com Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook

Duration:00:11:41

EXHALE, An Emotional Well-Being App for Women of Color Featuring Katara McCarty

9/28/2020
On this week's episode, Katara McCarty joins the podcast to discuss her app Exhale, why she created it and the benefits of it. From out of the realities of abandonment by her biological mother, being bi-racial and growing up in a Black home, Katara McCarty realized early in life that the color of her skin mattered. After becoming a single mother at 19 and finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship, Katara became an entrepreneur holding leadership positions in both non- and...

Duration:00:26:37

Healing From Sexual Abuse Featuring Lakitia Woodard

9/21/2020
On today's episode, Lakitia shares how she healed from sexual trauma and how it has pushed her into purpose. LaKitia Woodard is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, International Author, and Sexual Abuse Survivor empowering women to transform their life by embracing their difference. On her journey to purpose, she found herself always sharing her testimony of surviving sexual abuse to motivate and inspire women to take action like: ask for a raise, overcome self doubt, rebuild...

Duration:00:31:12

Momma Firefly (Happy 30th Birthday)

9/14/2020
On this special edition episode of Kea's 30th birthday, Kea's mom joins the podcast to discuss her personal mental health journey and what she's learned from her daughter. References/Resources: Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast inquiries to info@firefliesunite.com

Duration:00:23:53

5 Years In Therapy & Four Things I've Learned

9/7/2020
On this week's episode, Kea shares how therapy has changed her life for the better and four lessons she's learned along her healing journey Resources: Five Years In Therapy & Four Things I've Learned Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast inquiries to info@firefliesunite.com

Duration:00:04:48

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? What's Your EQ?

8/31/2020
We all have heard of your IQ? But what is your EQ? What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent? Resources: Take the EQ Test What's Your EQ Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast inquiries to info@firefliesunite.com

Duration:00:11:16

What Happens When We Experience Anxiety

8/24/2020
Anxiety is the name used to describe all feelings and symptoms a person experiences when they feel they are in danger. On today's episode, Kea discusses what happens when we experience. Resources: What Happens When We Experience Anxiety Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast inquiries to...

Duration:00:05:39

10 Tips To Building A Support System

8/17/2020
Who does your support system consists of? What can you do to build a stronger support system? On this week's episode, Kea offers 10 tips to building a support system? Resources: 10 Tips To Build A Support System Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast inquiries to info@firefliesunite.com

Duration:00:05:43

Sis, Stop Contributing To Your Stress (Part Two)

8/10/2020
Some people have certain personality traits that help them overcome stress such as optimism, a tendency to take action and a sense of humor. You can develop these traits. In this week's episode, Kea talks about stress management tips. Resources: Stop Contributing To Your Stress Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send...

Duration:00:11:12

Stress & Warning Signs (Part One)

8/3/2020
Stress is a part of life but too much stress can cause problems. Stress is sometimes referred to as “pressure” or “tension” when you are faced with a new, unpleasant or threatening situation. It can affect your mental and physical health, damage relationships with family and friends. During Kea's time in the hospital, she learned about the different types of stress and how it impacts us. Resources: Stress & It's Warning Signs Article Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find...

Duration:00:07:20

Depression Relapse...It Happens

7/27/2020
On this week's episode, Kea's shares what she learned from her recent depression relapse. She encourages us to give ourselves grace, don't believe the negative thoughts and to learn on your support system. Resources: National Alliance On Mental Illness to find a free support group in your area. Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram...

Duration:00:12:20

Living With PTSD, Dissociative Identity, Biplolar & Borderline Personality Disorders Featuring Kyra Ariana

7/20/2020
Kyra Ariana of the The Self-Care Plug Podcast joins Kea to talk about what it is like to live with more than one mental illness. As a mental health advocate, Kyra Ariana focuses on being a source of encouragement and education. She’s also a podcaster of The Selfcare Plug, public speaker and life coach. On her platform she shares beauty tips, educates women on mental health and speaks and creates events within the mental health community. She loves discussing how women can feel confident in...

Duration:00:30:18

Are You The Martyr, Savior or People-Pleaser?

6/29/2020
Boundaries prevent burn-out and promote healthy relationships with yourself and others. If boundaries aren’t in place, many of us fall into codependent roles. On this week's episode, Kea discusses how the savior, people-pleaser and martyr impact relationships. Resources: Online Therapy With Betterhelp click hereWhere to find Kea on social media and join the mental health conversation? Follow the company on Instagram @firefliesunitemedia Twitter Instagram Facebook Send all podcast...

Duration:00:12:08