24 episodes

Many people have questions about the mental health crisis affecting them and their families today and don't know where to turn. In this three-part series on addiction, depression and suicide, Dr. Balin A. Durr, a Board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience, offers clear, simple, insightful understanding of: · Causes of brain illness, including a pandemic and chronic stress· Risk factors and warning signs of mental illness· Holistic treatment options· Resources for treatment referrals and support Discover useful, straightforward solutions that empower you to create and sustain brain health. When you heal your mind, all things are possible!

Balin A. Durr, MD Balin A Durr, M.D.

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Many people have questions about the mental health crisis affecting them and their families today and don't know where to turn. In this three-part series on addiction, depression and suicide, Dr. Balin A. Durr, a Board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience, offers clear, simple, insightful understanding of: · Causes of brain illness, including a pandemic and chronic stress· Risk factors and warning signs of mental illness· Holistic treatment options· Resources for treatment referrals and support Discover useful, straightforward solutions that empower you to create and sustain brain health. When you heal your mind, all things are possible!

    S1 E8 Unlock Black Men’s Healing Power in Safe Community Spaces | Dr. Obari Cartman | Balin A. Durr, MD

    S1 E8 Unlock Black Men’s Healing Power in Safe Community Spaces | Dr. Obari Cartman | Balin A. Durr, MD

    Typically, men don’t want help for mental health problems due to stigma; and for those who want help, it can take months to get in to be seen by someone. So, what are they supposed to do in the meantime? 


    With my special guest, Dr. Obari Cartman, PhD, a psychologist and author, we discuss:
    taking therapy to black men where they are in the communitytransforming their familiar, safe spaces to healing spaces that engage them more deeply, facilitate their healing, and connect them with othersutilizing the familiar in order to remember their Infinite potential, regain pride in their racial and cultural identities, recover their power, and demonstrate their innate brilliance. 

    #blackmen #blackmentalhealth #mentalhealth #safespace #blackmentalhealthmatters #blackhistorymonth #empowerment #DDLSS #blackhealth #blackhealthmatters #blackman #man #therapy #wellness #blackwellness #blackpower #power #blackmenshealth #africanamerican #blacklivesmatter #blackexcellence #emotionalwellness #black #melanin #blackpeople #blackboyjoy #blackculture #blackisbeautiful #blackhealing #blackpride #blm #explorepage #Healingjourney #explore #deeplistening #mentalwealth #PersonalGrowth #Inspiration #blackdoctors #psychology 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2 E13 Divorce Doesn’t Have to Suck | Cherice N. Carter | Balin A. Durr, MD

    S2 E13 Divorce Doesn’t Have to Suck | Cherice N. Carter | Balin A. Durr, MD

    The divorce rate in the U.S. is still greater than 50% for first marriages and greater than 70% for third marriages. While divorce is painful and may bring up feelings of loss and grief for some, it’s a train wreck for others!

    My special guest, Cherice N. Carter, CDC aka the Divorce Coach, discusses approaches and tools to navigate this oftentimes difficult process in a way that leaves everyone feeling as safe and whole as possible. So, while you might not get through divorce unscathed, divorce doesn’t have to suck!

    #divorce #divorced #mentalhealth #DDLSS #DrDurrsLivingInTheSweetSpot #divorcesupport #divorceadvice #divorcecommunity #divorcehelp #divorcelife #divorcetips #divorcecoach #loveafterloss #secondchanceatlove #liveafterdivorce #divorcerecovery #movingon #movingforward #loss #grief #parenting #parentingtips #communication #commitment #relationship #relationships #relationshipadvice #forgiveness #empowerment #resilience #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #accountability #love #blacklove #therapy 

    • 57 min
    S1 E7 Your Human Network is a Function of Your Net Worth | Frank Goss III

    S1 E7 Your Human Network is a Function of Your Net Worth | Frank Goss III

    It’s tough to win the game when you don’t know what the game is or what the rules are. You can succeed despite barriers and setbacks when you know the rules and have the right mindset and tools. 

    My special guest, Frank Goss III, an entrepreneur, executive producer of the Bronzeville Neighborhood Jazz Festival, award-winning documentary director, and former international banker discusses evolving expressions of your Infinite Potential, refusing to give up even in the face of adversity and failure, redefining your failures to fuel your success, and the importance of relationship management to access opportunities and achieve personal and financial success. Also, discover how you are always successful! 

    #success #mindset #entrepreneur #business #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurmindset #DDLSS #DrDurrsLivingInTheSweetSpot #successmindset #mindsetmatters #mindsetiseverything #motivation #NextLevelMindset #NextLevel #mentalhealth #mentalwealth #brainhealth #healthy #inspiration #empowerment #motivation #BronzevilleNeighborhoodJazzFestival #personaldevelopment #businessowner #network #networking #relationships #growthmindset #successfulmindset #listening #Believe #inspirational #life #motivations #positivity #positivevibes #positive #motivationalspeaker #thoughts #inspire

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S2 E12 Power over Pain: An Empowering Black History Narrative | Dr. Obari Cartman | Balin A. Durr, MD

    S2 E12 Power over Pain: An Empowering Black History Narrative | Dr. Obari Cartman | Balin A. Durr, MD

    The history of African-Americans is complex, nuanced, rich and full—one of courage, strength, and resilience side by side an ugly, painful history of a proud, diverse people’s unyielding struggle for liberation against the yoke of inhumanity. Our resistance and refusal to submit to oppression beckon us to embrace black history as a journey of power over pain.


    Dr. Obari Cartman, a psychologist and author, discusses the importance of which black history narrative we tell, the perspective from which we tell it, and the intention to share the power of blackness in our chosen stories that empowers listeners. Expand your mental perspective, and celebrate the power, strength, resilience, and achievements of the African-American community found in an empowered black history narrative. 


    #blackhistorymonth #PainOverPower #empowerment #mentalhealth #DDLSS #blackhistory #freedom #resilience #blackpower #power #resistance #narrative #redemption #africanamerican #blacklivesmatter #blackexcellence #emotionalwellness #black #OvercomingAdversity #blackpeople #blackgirlmagic #blackculture #blackmen #blackisbeautiful #explorepage #blackpride #blm #Healingjourney #explore #history #mentalwealth #PersonalGrowth #StrengthInStruggle #SelfEmpowerment #Inspiration #SocialJustice #RacialEquality 

    • 58 min
    S1 E6 The Art of Degriefing Part 2 | Dr. Lyn Prashant

    S1 E6 The Art of Degriefing Part 2 | Dr. Lyn Prashant

    Loss is a part of the human condition, and grief can occur around any kind of loss, not just the loss of a loved one. So, why do we have so much difficulty accepting death, even when we know it’s expected from an existing illness, even though we know everyone dies. Why are so many stuck in grief? 

    Lyn Prashant, PhD is CEO and Founder of Integrative Grief Therapy. In the Art of Degriefing Part 2, Dr. Prashant and I discuss non-death losses and approaches to transform your grief and get unstuck. Again, according to Dr. Prashant, "Love is not the reason we grieve... IT'S ATTACHMENT."

    Learn: 
    • What are non-death losses? How are children and adolescents affected differently than the elderly?
    • Your heart knows in addition to feeling. What are embodied losses? How are they experienced in the body? 
    • Why Life’s temporary existence makes it a constant “catch-and-release” of what was in order to embrace what is. 
    • Everyone dies. So, why do we go into shock about expected deaths?
    • Grief about divorce is really grieving the loss of the fantasy of the marriage
    • How do we learn self-care in a world full of loss? 
    • Solastalgia – How global grief exacerbates personal loss/grief?
    • How the energy of chronic, negative thoughts and feelings including grief becomes physical illness?
    • A variety of approaches to transform your grief including: integrative mind-body therapies, self-skillful questioning, self-compassion, and self-care. 
    • Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ 5 Stages of grief is for people confronting their own mortality, not loved one’s mortality 


    #DDLSS #DrDurrsLivingInTheSweetSpot #Degriefing #LynPrashant #grief #mourning #mentalhealth #mindbodyconnection #mindbodyspirit #attachment #acceptance #mind #mindfulness #healing #healingjourney #love #MedEd #thanatology #thanatologypsychology #integrativetherapies #divorce #selfcare #selfcompassion #consciousdying #relationships #empowerment #personaldevelopment #spirituality #COVID19socialisolation #activelistening #metacommunication #solistalgia #EMDR #integrativetherapies

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S2 E11 The Spiraling Crisis of African-American Male Teachers and Students | Dr Lamarr Darnell Shields | Balin A. Durr, MD

    S2 E11 The Spiraling Crisis of African-American Male Teachers and Students | Dr Lamarr Darnell Shields | Balin A. Durr, MD

    There is a spiraling crisis of African-American male teachers and students in this country. African-American boys and young men are suspended and expelled at much higher rates than their peers of other races, and up to 50% of children expelled from preschool are African-American boys, even though they’re only 20% of the students. 

    My special guest, Lamarr Darnell Shields, PhD, the Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation at the Cambio Group, and former professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education discusses this shocking trend, causes, and solutions that help African-American boys and young men express their brilliance, including the necessity of recruiting and retaining African-American male teachers.

    Learn: 

    •How the game is designed for black and brown people to lose
    •About the devastating impact upon African-American boys’ future when they don’t learn to read by the end of 2nd grade
    •How educational approaches are designed for girls’ learning styles, causing boys to be treated as defective girls
    •Boys don’t need fixing! Move away from fixing boys to fostering resiliency
    •Effective communication for boys involves helping them develop an emotional vocabulary and giving them simple, straight-forward bullet point instructions, not complex, layered instructions
    •What is turning boys off and tuning them out? 
    •10 Successful Strategies for teachers and parents to engage black and brown boys before psychological, spiritual, and physical suicide. 
    •About the necessity of African-American male teachers as role models because boys can’t become what they don’t identify with and because of the significant improvement in African-American boys’ success 
    •How chronic stress including from racism and discrimination causes illness

    #blackboys #education #BlackHistoryMonth #mentalhealth #DDLSS #DrDurrLivingInTheSweetSpot #DrJawanzaKunjufu #saveoursons #blackchildren #blackmaleteachers #teachingstrategies #BlackLivesMatter #mentalwealth #empowerment #psychology #confidence #humanity #racialequality #mindbodyspirt #trashtalking #racismandmentalhealth #stressrelief #success #rolemodels #resilience #personaldevelopment #rosesandthorns #mindfulness #meditation 

    • 57 min

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