36 episodes

Welcome to BeingMe, a top teen mental health and wellness podcast brought to you by BeMe Health, the creators of the BeMe app designed specifically for teens.

Join us on the BeingMe podcast as we delve deep into the world of teen mental health, engaging in conversations with a diverse range of individuals, including mental health experts, celebrities, athletes, & other teens. Together, we will explore their personal mental health journeys, seek valuable advice, & gain insights into how they successfully navigated the challenges life threw at them. There's a lot to talk about, so let's talk!

BeingMe: A Teen Mental Health Podcast BeMe

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to BeingMe, a top teen mental health and wellness podcast brought to you by BeMe Health, the creators of the BeMe app designed specifically for teens.

Join us on the BeingMe podcast as we delve deep into the world of teen mental health, engaging in conversations with a diverse range of individuals, including mental health experts, celebrities, athletes, & other teens. Together, we will explore their personal mental health journeys, seek valuable advice, & gain insights into how they successfully navigated the challenges life threw at them. There's a lot to talk about, so let's talk!

    Episode 36: Teen Mind Matters: Prom Night Unmasked: Real Talk on Navigating High School's Biggest Bash

    Episode 36: Teen Mind Matters: Prom Night Unmasked: Real Talk on Navigating High School's Biggest Bash

    Dive into the glitter and drama of prom night with hosts Ruthie Tessler and Juan Bendana on the latest Teen Mind Matters podcast episode.



    Whether you’re stressing about dates, dresses, or dance moves, we’ve got you covered! Join Ruthie and Juan as they tackle tough questions and offer expert advice to help you navigate the highs and lows of one of high school’s most anticipated events.

    Date of Recording: April 12, 2024

    About BeMe

    ⁠BeMe⁠ is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of digital media, live support, and clinical care.

    The BeMe app is ⁠available for download⁠ on Google Play and the App Store.



    Teen Mind Matters is a BeingMe podcast and a BeMe Studios Production for BeMe Health. | All Rights Reserved. © BeMe, Inc 2024

    • 18 min
    Episode 35: BeingMe Podcast: From Struggle to Strength: Jorge Alvarez Inspiring Journey in Youth Mental Health Advocacy

    Episode 35: BeingMe Podcast: From Struggle to Strength: Jorge Alvarez Inspiring Journey in Youth Mental Health Advocacy

    In this episode of the BeingMe: A Teen Mental Health podcast, join host Dr. Taiwo Alonge as he sits down with Jorge Alvarez, a remarkable mental health activist, creator, and visionary.

    Discover how Jorge transformed his struggles into a powerful platform for change, breaking cultural barriers and destigmatizing mental health conversations.

    Prepare for an insightful discussion that will motivate you to embrace your journey and make a difference in the world.

    Key takeaways from this episode:


    Jorge's mental health journey and the challenges he faced as a college freshman at Rutgers University


    Confronting cultural stigmas and misconceptions surrounding mental health in the Latino community


    The transformative power of therapy and the lessons Jorge learned about coping with mental health challenges


    How Jorge uses TikTok to create safe, empowering spaces for youth to discuss mental health openly


    Jorge's impactful collaborations with MTV and other organizations to promote mental health awareness and advocacy


    Practical advice for teens looking to get involved in social impact and mental health advocacy

    About BeMe

    BeMe is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of digital media, live support, and clinical care.

    The BeMe app is available for download on Google Play and the App Store.



    Teen Mind Matters is a BeingMe podcast and a BeMe Studios Production for ⁠BeMe Health⁠. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved. © BeMe, Inc 2024

    • 33 min
    Episode 34: Teen Mind Matters: Surviving the Winter Semester Slump ft. Juan Bendana and Ruthie Tessler

    Episode 34: Teen Mind Matters: Surviving the Winter Semester Slump ft. Juan Bendana and Ruthie Tessler

    Dive into the heart of winter with "Teen Mind Matters," a vibrant podcast from BeMe Health, produced by Derek E. Baird and co-hosted by the dynamic duo of BeMe Youth Ambassador Juan Bendana and teen sensation Ruthie Tessler.

    In this energizing episode, we tackle the all-too-familiar Winter Semester Slump, sharing laughs, insights, and invaluable advice to keep your spirits high and your motivation fired up.



    Episode Highlights:


    BeMe Ice Breaker & Entertainment Roundup: Kick off with a fun ice breaker followed by the latest in music, movies, and TikTok trends that are keeping us glued to our screens.


    Voices of BeMe Teens: Ruthie and Juan address burning questions from our Teen Advisory Board. From breaking out of shyness to navigating parental expectations, get ready for some eye-opening discussions.


    Surviving the Winter Slump: Understand the science behind the winter blues and discover practical tips to overcome them. Learn why celebrating small wins could be your secret weapon to bouncing back stronger and more motivated than ever.


    BeMe Self-Care Shoutout: Wrap up with exclusive self-care tips from Juan, our BeMe Coaches, and the creative minds behind the BeMe app. Discover more tools for wellbeing in the free BeMe app, available on Google Play and the App Store.

    Join Juan, Ruthie, and Derek Baird for a heartfelt journey through the challenges and triumphs of teen life. Whether you're battling the winter doldrums or just looking for a dose of positivity, this episode is your go-to source for inspiration and advice.

    Until next time, keep being you. Teen Mind Matters is a BeingMe podcast and a BeMe Studios Production for BeMe Health.

    • 20 min
    Episode 33: BeingMe Podcast: Navigating the Waters of Student Athlete Mental Health with Stanzi McGowan

    Episode 33: BeingMe Podcast: Navigating the Waters of Student Athlete Mental Health with Stanzi McGowan

    Episode 33: Navigating the Waters of Student-Athlete Mental Health with Stanzi McGowan

    In this compelling episode of BeingMe: A Teen Mental Health Podcast, we're thrilled to host Stanzi McGowan, a distinguished former USA Junior National Team swimmer, four-time Junior National Champion, and international medalist.

    At the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, her athletic excellence was highlighted by her prowess in sprint freestyle events and critical contribution to the historic win of the 2020 SEC Championship Team- 1st Time in Lady Vol History. Her 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year nomination further attests to her remarkable achievements in and out of the pool. 🧠💪

    From her days as a USA Junior National Team swimmer to empowering the next generation of athletes, Stanzi shares her journey and insights on balancing the waves of competition with mental health. 

    Now making waves beyond the pool as an Athletics Compliance Specialist at CSU Bakersfield and founder of Elevate Athletics Consulting, Stanzi joins Dr. Taiwo Alonge to share her invaluable insights into the world of student-athlete mental health.

    What's Inside This Episode:


    Stanzi's Journey: From her early days diving into competitive swimming to her memorable achievements with the University of Tennessee Knoxville and her transition to a vital role in student-athlete welfare.


    Youth Athlete Mental Health: Strategies for young athletes to balance the demands of academics, intense training schedules, and personal growth.


    Transitioning to Collegiate Sports: Real-world advice for high school athletes aiming for collegiate and Olympic levels, focusing on preparation, awareness of common pitfalls, and the importance of mental health.


    Supporting Student-Athletes: Effective communication of mental health needs, navigating relationships with coaches, and fostering a supportive community within schools and universities.


    Final Words of Wisdom: Stanzi's message of encouragement to student-athletes facing pressures and challenges, reminding them of their strength and resilience.

    Produced by Derek E. Baird and hosted by Dr. Taiwo Alonge for BeMe, this episode is a must-listen for student-athletes, parents, coaches, and anyone interested in the intersection of sports, mental health, and youth advocacy.

    Join us as Stanzi McGowan dives deep into her experiences and shares her passion for elevating the next generation of athletes.

    • 29 min
    Episode 31: BeingMe Podcast: Empowering Voices: Meyiya & Jermal's Journey with Communities United

    Episode 31: BeingMe Podcast: Empowering Voices: Meyiya & Jermal's Journey with Communities United

    Episode 31: BeingMe Podcast: Empowering Voices: Meyiya & Jermal's Journey with Communities United

    1️⃣ Introduction of Guests:


    Meyiya Coleman & Jermal Ray from Communities United.
    Meyiya: High school youth leader, now a full-time organizer and trainer.
    Jermal: First-gen college student, youth organizer and leader.

    2️⃣ Communities United Overview:


    Focus on racial justice in Chicago.
    Global recognition in Kellogg Foundation’s Racial Equity 2030 Challenge.
    Highlighting their Healing Through Justice initiative.

    3️⃣ Topic: Community Mental Health:


    Discussions on personal experiences with mental health.
    Advice for mental health providers on supporting youth.

    4️⃣ Root Causes of Mental Health Challenges:


    Identifying and addressing root causes for teens and young people.

    5️⃣ Achieving Mental and Racial Equity:


    Strategies for equity among marginalized groups.

    6️⃣ Communities United and Healing Through Justice:


    Initiatives like Voices of Youth, Survivor’s Rights, Bikes N’ Roses.
    Plans for the future with the Healing Through Justice award.

    7️⃣ Special Aspects of Communities United:


    Discussing unique elements that differentiate the organization.

    8️⃣ Topic: Social Justice and Culture:


    Influences and inspirations in activism and justice work.
    Advice for teens wanting to engage in justice work.

    9️⃣ Mental Health Care for Activists:


    Personal strategies for maintaining mental health in activism.

    🔟 Final Advice for Teens:


    Parting wisdom from Meyiya and Jermal for teen listeners.

    🌐 More about Communities United at communitiesunited.org

    About BeMe

    BeMe is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of supportive media, human coaching, and clinical care.

    Our Host


    Dr. Taiwo Alonge, BeMe Health

    Producer


    Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health

    Date of Recording

    December 22, 2023

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    • 53 min
    Episode 32: Teen Mind Matters: Embracing Your Identity and Navigating Challenges ft. Juan Bendana and Ruthie Tessler

    Episode 32: Teen Mind Matters: Embracing Your Identity and Navigating Challenges ft. Juan Bendana and Ruthie Tessler

    1️⃣ Let’s Check-In:

       - 🧊 BeMe Ice Breaker: Discussing holidays, New Year's resolutions, and whether they've been broken yet.

       - 🌟 2024 Vibe Check: Chat about January experiences and what everyone looks forward to in 2024.

       - 🎶 What RU Watching/Listening to?: Sharing thoughts on music, movies, TikTok, and streaming content.



    2️⃣ Questions from BeMe Teens:

       - 💭 Question 1: "Why track emotions in the BeMe app?" - Declan, 17.

       - 🤝 Question 2: "Overcoming social anxiety and making friends?" - D’nella, 14.

       - 🏆 Question 3: "Handling a difficult coach?" - David, 16.



    3️⃣ Coming Out:

       - 🐑 Discussing feelings of isolation even in a supportive community.

       - 🌈 Navigating identity pressures.

       - 🚪 Insights on coming out, personal impact, and the right time to do it.

       - 💬 Reminder about support from BeMe Coaches and The Trevor Project.



    🔚 Closing Reminders:

       - 📱 Encouragement to check out self-care tips in the BeMe app.

       - 🙏 Thanks to Sofia, Juan Bendana, Ruthie Tessler, and podcast producer Derek Baird.

       - 🎉 Motivation for making the rest of this school year the best.

    About BeMe

    BeMe is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of supportive media, human coaching, and clinical care.

    Our Host

    Dr. Taiwo Alonge, Clinical Advisor, BeMe Health

    Producer

    Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health

    Date of Recording

    January 19, 2024

    Closed Captions are auto-generated | BeingMe: Teen Mind Matters is a BeingMe podcast and a BeMe Studios Production for BeMe Health. All Rights Reserved. © BeMe, Inc 2024

    • 31 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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I love this podcast!! I am a teen and when I go on walks this is a great podcast to listen to. It is very insightful and I love the diversity of people that talk on it. If you are a teen, please listen to this- it has helped me and I know it will help you!!

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Amazing and helpful !

This podcast is so great! The topic was relevant to me. Great job !

Darleen Dixie ,

Really terrific for tweens.

I was looking for a mental health podcast for my tween daughter and after listening to the first episode, I suggested she listen to BeingMe too. She really enjoyed it. She liked hearing from other teenagers—it really resonated with her. And Dr. Nehha is wonderful at asking questions and has the most welcoming voice.

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