16 episodes

The To Be Honest podcast provides youth, young adults and families with a platform to talk openly and honestly about all aspects of behavioral health with the goal of reducing the stigma around this often taboo topic.

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The To Be Honest podcast provides youth, young adults and families with a platform to talk openly and honestly about all aspects of behavioral health with the goal of reducing the stigma around this often taboo topic.

    Tending to Transitional Aged Youth w/ the TAY Action Team (Part 1)

    Tending to Transitional Aged Youth w/ the TAY Action Team (Part 1)

    On this episode of the TBH podcast, we talk with Vivian Leon, Mimi Mier-Rosales and Zabreen Shaikh, three members of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco's (MHASF) TAY Action Team (TAT)! In part 1 of the chat with the TAT, we cover what they do as a team, how they each got involved with MHASF and their personal experiences with mental health.

    To learn more about the TAY Action Team or become a member of the team, please email Mimi at maria@mentalhealthsf.org or visit the MHASF website. You can also check out Mimi's art on Instagram!

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: February 25, 2021

    • 29 min
    Transitioning & Seeking Help w/ Pia Cruz

    Transitioning & Seeking Help w/ Pia Cruz

    CW: substance use and suicide

    On this episode of the TBH podcast, we chat with Pia Cruz! Pia is a local student and member of The LGBTQ Youth Space Speakers Bureau. We chat about her mental health during puberty and her transition as well as her experience with seeking professional help. She also shares her past experience with a substance use disorder, how she's doing in her journey to recovery and the importance of finding your own community.

    To learn more about The LGBTQ Youth Space Speakers Bureau, click here.

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: January 21, 2020

    • 33 min
    Exploring therapy w/ Caroline Zhang

    Exploring therapy w/ Caroline Zhang

    On this episode of the TBH podcast, we talk to Caroline Zhang! Caroline is a Palo Alto High School student, artist and creator of Z Magazine. We discuss Caroline's recent decision to start therapy as well as her passion for art and why she started Z Magazine.

    Z Magazine is a digital arts and culture magazine that provides Bay Area youth with an accessible platform to share their art as well as receive recognition for it. Learn more about Z Magazine by following them on Instagram or checking out their website. If you'd like to chat with Caroline or see her artwork, you can follow her on Instagram here or here.

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: December 21, 2020

    • 11 min
    Addressing physical and mental health w/ Katerina Salsman

    Addressing physical and mental health w/ Katerina Salsman

    CW: Eating disorders

    On this episode of the TBH podcast, we talk with Katerina Salsman who is a local artist as well as a Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer. She talks about her experience with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. We also talk about her journey with health and fitness and the importance of taking care of both your mind and body!

    To learn more about Katerina and to see some of her incredible artwork, you can find her on Instagram.

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: December 16, 2020

    • 20 min
    Confronting cultural stigmas w/ Shvethaa Jayakumar (Part 2)

    Confronting cultural stigmas w/ Shvethaa Jayakumar (Part 2)

    CW: Suicide

    On this episode of the TBH podcast we talk with Shvethaa Jayakumar, a Bay Area native and current student of Rutgers University. She is a huge advocate for mental health and women's empowerment and works to break barriers and challenge stereotypes. In addition to her advocacy work, she is a female motorsports content creator, with a specific emphasis on Formula 1 and a supporter of the #womeninmotorsport movement.

    Through Part 2 of the interview with Shvethaa, we cover topics including her passion for Formula 1 content creation and her experience with a friend who completed suicide in high school and how that impacted her life.

    To learn more about Shvethaa or get in contact with her, you can find her on Instagram or check out her YouTube channel!

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: November 20, 2020

    • 28 min
    Confronting cultural stigmas w/ Shvethaa Jayakumar (Part 1)

    Confronting cultural stigmas w/ Shvethaa Jayakumar (Part 1)

    On this episode of the TBH podcast we talk with Shvethaa Jayakumar, a Bay Area native and current student of Rutgers University. She is a huge advocate for mental health and women's empowerment and works to break barriers and challenge stereotypes. In addition to her advocacy work, she is a female motorsports content creator, with a specific emphasis on Formula 1 and a supporter of the #womeninmotorsport movement.

    Through Part 1 of the interview with Shvethaa, we cover topics including the cultural stigmas that exist around behavioral health within Asian (in particular, Southeast Asian) communities and how to approach family members who may not understand what you're going through.

    Stay tuned for Part 2 in which Shvethaa shares more about what makes her passionate about mental health and her journey into the world of F1 motorsports.

    To learn more about Shvethaa or get in contact with her, you can find her on Instagram or check out her YouTube channel!

    Thank you for listening to the To Be Honest podcast! We hope to be an open platform to youth and young adults across the Bay Area who would like to talk about their experience(s) with mental health and substance use.

    If you would like to share your own behavioral health story, please email us at tbh.today@gmail.com.  Learn more about the To Be Honest campaign and discover resources at www.tobehonest.today

    Follow us!
    Instagram: @tobehonest.today
    Facebook: @TobehonestToday
    Twitter: @tobehonesttoday

    To Be Honest is a behavioral health stigma reduction campaign for youth, transitional aged youth and their families in Santa Clara County, created by Momentum for Health and sponsored by District 4 Inventory Funds (Santa Clara County), Republic Urban Properties and Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Community Benefit Program.

    Editors: Avery Cruz & Peyton Dillehay

    Music: Julia Steele

    Recorded: November 20, 2020

    • 28 min

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