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Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea is a weekly podcast from the perspective of individuals thriving with a mental illness created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies), encourage people of color to seek treatment and end the stigma and raise awareness. 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. Podcast episodes are available every Monday. Join the conversation and get social! Facebook Closed Group-Fireflies Unite: Healthy MindsFacebook Fan Page: @firefliespodTwitter: @firefliespodInstagram: @firefliespod

Fireflies Unite With Kea Fireflies Unite

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 61 Ratings

Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea is a weekly podcast from the perspective of individuals thriving with a mental illness created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies), encourage people of color to seek treatment and end the stigma and raise awareness. 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. Podcast episodes are available every Monday. Join the conversation and get social! Facebook Closed Group-Fireflies Unite: Healthy MindsFacebook Fan Page: @firefliespodTwitter: @firefliespodInstagram: @firefliespod

    Six Myths About Bipolar Disorder (Part Four)

    Six Myths About Bipolar Disorder (Part Four)

    On this week's episode, Kea shares six myths about bipolar disorder.Therapist Shout-Out: Eliza Boquin in Houston, TXResources:Online Therapy With BetterhelpTake an assessment and get matched with a therapist, click here.Online therapy via video, phone,...

    • 13 min
    REPLAY: Living In Your Truth With Bipolar Disorder Featuring Jenifer Lewis (Part Three)

    REPLAY: Living In Your Truth With Bipolar Disorder Featuring Jenifer Lewis (Part Three)

    On today's episode, Kea speaks with amazing Jenifer Lewis who shares her story of living with bipolar disorder. Resources:Online Therapy With BetterhelpTake an assessment and get matched with a therapist, click here.Online therapy via video, phone, chat...

    • 34 min
    Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Episodes Part Two

    Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Episodes Part Two

    In this week's episode, Kea speaks to bipolar disorder with mixed episodes. What is it? How is it treated? She also encourages us to write affirmations to help us through this COVID-19 pandemic.Bipolar Disorder With Mixed Features ArticleTherapist...

    • 12 min
    Bipolar Diaries Part One

    Bipolar Diaries Part One

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kea is shedding light on bipolar disorder with a four part series. In this week's episode, Kea reflects on her new diagnosis and what its like to blame yourself for not noticing the signs. She also encourages...

    • 11 min
    Mental Health & Self-Care In The Barbershop Featuring Eric 'Kleancut' Dixon

    Mental Health & Self-Care In The Barbershop Featuring Eric 'Kleancut' Dixon

    More than a barber, Eric 'Kleancut' Dixon is an advocate for mental health and self-care. Eric became a barber after a tragic situation that left his scalp deformed and gave him anxiety. He has conquered both, started his own business and is using his...

    • 31 min
    Breakthrough Sold Separately: How To Get Out Of The Boat Of Mediocrity & Walk On Water Featuring Brandi Harvey

    Breakthrough Sold Separately: How To Get Out Of The Boat Of Mediocrity & Walk On Water Featuring Brandi Harvey

    Do you feel stuck in your brokenness? Have you obtained success in your career but not in your personal life? In this week's episode, Brandi Harvey of Beyond Her teaches us that breakthrough is sold separately from professional success and the...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

LavondaCamelia ,

Transparency at its finest!

I don’t recall how I came across this podcast but I’m so glad I did. It is an awesome mental health resource for survivors as well as caregivers. The transparency that is shown from Kea and her guests is very needed and appreciated. Thank you, Kea for being open and continuing to spread mental health awareness.

Misha.Nicole ,

It's Like Having Company From a Non-Judgmental Friend

I can't remember how I ran into T-Kea's podcast, but I know that it stemmed from Twitter. Her support, encouragement and praise for individuals pushing and getting through and to the otherside of darkness has been so pure on social media. We've even messaged back and forth when I questioned going back to medication. The dark place got darker just before my 27th birthday... I saught the highest level of support and that was hospitalization. Imagine feeling so low that you can't tolerate listening to music. On my commute to my program after being discharged from the hospital, I would listen to her. It felt as if she was in the car with me. My loneliness was so strong that I didn't want to be around others, but T-Kea really got me through and her amazing guests.

Send this pod to a friend, they might need it or they can even help someone else in need with the information and resources.

CelesteTheTherapist ,

Love this podcast

Thank you for dismantling these hard topics

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