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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 • 62 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

    Grief Other Than The Death Of A Loved One With Dr. Bee

    Grief Other Than The Death Of A Loved One With Dr. Bee

    On this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Bee, a Wellness and Strengths Coach, Journalist, Transformational Speaker, and Photographer. She discusses grief besides the loss of a loved one and self-care tips while grieving. Connect with Dr. BeeWebsite...

    • 17 min
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    On this week's episode, Kea talks about seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD. Learn more about SAD. Connect With Kea on Instagram

    • 4 min
    It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

    It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

    After an eight week break, Kea comes back with some sad news for the fireflies family. Connect With Kea on Instagram

    • 3 min
    Wellness Check-In (Time For A Break)

    Wellness Check-In (Time For A Break)

    On this week's episode, Kea encourages us to check in with ourselves and evaluate the changes we need to make to support our mental and physical health. Send all suggested topics and pitches to info@firefliesunite.comOnline Therapy With BetterhelpTake...

    • 11 min
    EXHALE, An Emotional Well-Being App for Women of Color Featuring Katara McCarty

    EXHALE, An Emotional Well-Being App for Women of Color Featuring Katara McCarty

    On this week's episode, Katara McCarty joins the podcast to discuss her app Exhale, why she created it and the benefits of it.From out of the realities of abandonment by her biological mother, being bi-racial and growing up in a Black home, Katara...

    • 26 min
    Healing From Sexual Abuse Featuring Lakitia Woodard

    Healing From Sexual Abuse Featuring Lakitia Woodard

    On today's episode, Lakitia shares how she healed from sexual trauma and how it has pushed her into purpose.LaKitia Woodard is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, International Author, and Sexual Abuse Survivor empowering  women  to transform their...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Tatum3401 ,

Raw, Real, Relatable

I remember meeting you maybe 4 years ago now. When I met you, you began to tell me your story, at the time, I didn’t realize the importance of mental health, nor did I know what mental health was. I also didn’t believe just anyone could fall victim to a mental illness/episode, etc. God redirected me to your podcast at the beginning of this week. Your story is compelling! Listeners are given that tunnel of hope by relating to you and your story. I love that you have real, raw conversations about your life-experiences. I hope you are able to keep the podcast going on a biweekly basis!

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.

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