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Get into an Imani State Of Mind with psychiatrist Dr. Imani Walker. Every week, she’ll break down mental illness and mental health through pop culture and news and in the process normalize what getting your mind right really looks like.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Get into an Imani State Of Mind with psychiatrist Dr. Imani Walker. Every week, she’ll break down mental illness and mental health through pop culture and news and in the process normalize what getting your mind right really looks like.

    The Next Thing You'll Hear Is The Sound Of Me Hanging Up

    The Next Thing You'll Hear Is The Sound Of Me Hanging Up

    We all need a little space — even from the people we love — and the best way to make room for your whole self is to set boundaries. With the winter holidays approaching, Imani and Kam are joined by an expert close to home: Imani's own mom, Paula! Learn how to ask for what you need from your friends and family. Plus, Imani, Kam, and Paula help YOU Get Your Mind Right and answer listener questions about mental health. 

     

    Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani. If you have a question for Dr. Imani, email askdrimani@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (424) 235-0064‬.

     

    Imani State Of Mind is taking off next week for Thanksgiving - we'll be back with a new episode on 12/3.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Are You TOO Online? How To Deal With Too Much Social Media

    Are You TOO Online? How To Deal With Too Much Social Media

    We are all doomscrolling these days. What’s all that time on our phone doing to our brains? This week, Imani and Kam explain why social media is so addictive and how they've learned to stop scrolling. Plus, on Pop Culture Diagnosis, find out what Netflix's Ratched gets right - and wrong - about psychiatric hospitals. 
    Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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    • 58 min
    Winter Is Coming

    Winter Is Coming

    Are you dreading those long dark nights of winter? Then this episode is for you. We are all extra-isolated this year because of the pandemic and if you’re prone to the winter blues, this winter might be extra tough on your mental health. Find out how to recognize if you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, ways to cope, and why winter messes with your brain. Plus, this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis takes a close look at Randall Pearson’s anxiety on NBC’s This Is Us.

     

    Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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    • 53 min
    Even Numbers Are To Be Trusted, Odd Numbers Are Not

    Even Numbers Are To Be Trusted, Odd Numbers Are Not

    Obsessive compulsive disorder is not about being a neat freak! Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that stem from anxiety - they can be about things like germs, luck, even death. Imani tells you the truth about OCD and she shares her own experience with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Plus, Imani and Kam answer YOUR mental health questions in our brand new segment to Get Your Mind Right.

    Send your questions to askdrimani@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (424) 235-0064. ‬

    Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How To Cope With Your Parents' Baggage with Jemele Hill

    How To Cope With Your Parents' Baggage with Jemele Hill

    We’ve all got issues, and some of that baggage comes from our own parents. This week, sports journalist Jemele Hill joins Dr. Imani to talk about how they each dealt with their dads' absence from their lives and how it affected their mental health growing up. Follow Jemele on Twitter and Instagram @jemelehill. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why Do We Love Conspiracy Theories?

    Why Do We Love Conspiracy Theories?

    Do you know someone who believes that Tupac is still alive or that the government faked the moon landing? Imani dives into the psychology that attracts so many people to conspiracy theories, and how to set boundaries with people in your life who are in too deep. Plus, Imani takes a look at how Netflix's Jessica Jones depicts PTSD. (Content warning: contains discussion of emotional and physical abuse.) Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani. 

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

JNaenae96 ,

Informative and Relatable!

I love Dr Imani, she’s so down to earth and relatable in the way in which she speaks and the transparency she has with sharing things about her own life which relate to the subject of the podcast. I am now a regular listener and look forward to learning more about mental health!

blissfully leafy ,

Exactly what I need

I’ve just ended a 5 years relationship last week. The latest episode is exactly what I need. I’ve been learning lots about mental health since the beginning of this podcast and I’m loving it! Thank you so much!!

RochDoug ,

Mental health simplified!

This podcast does a great job of breaking down mental health issues in such an effective way. It gives great examples, drawing on personal experiences and portrayals in the media. The tone isn’t serious and heavy throughout and there are fitting moments of humour too! I know Dr Imani from Married to Medicine LA (my favourite cast member) and it’s great to see her doing such important work! Thank you!

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