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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

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 63 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

    It's Not Goodbye...It's See You Later

    It's Not Goodbye...It's See You Later

    During the last episode, Kea says her final goodbye to the podcast and hello to the other opportunities for Fireflies Unite.
     
    Read Article On Top 20 Suicide Survival Podcast and see Fireflies Unite With Kea Feature
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    • 3 min
    Helpful Living Feature Jamie Rockymore-Bess

    Helpful Living Feature Jamie Rockymore-Bess

    On this week's episode, we are joined by Jamie Rockymore-Bess, Editor in Chief of Healthful Living Magazine, who discusses why she created her mental health magazine. Learn more about Healthful Living Magazine!

    Jamie Rockymore-Bess is the Founder of Helpful Living Magazine, a mental health magazine that educates readers about mental health/wellness. She recently launched the 4th issue focusing on social injustice and the coronavirus. Her goal for Helpful Living Magazine is to provide education to individuals as her ultimate goal is to be a part of ending the stigma on mental illness. Jamie graduated with a B.A in Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, post graduating she relocated to Maryland to pursue her goal in the mental health field.  Connect with Jamie on Instagram and Facebook!

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    • 14 min
    Are You Practicing Self-Love Featuring Tyshiana Johnson

    Are You Practicing Self-Love Featuring Tyshiana Johnson

    On this week's episode we are joined by Tyshiana Johnson and she discusses self-love and self-care while offering tips to become the best version of ourselves.

    Articles By Tyshiana:
    How To Practice Self-Love
    How To Practice Self-Care For Beginners
     
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    • 14 min
    Burn-Out Featuring Evolve Benton

    Burn-Out Featuring Evolve Benton

    On this week's episode, Evolve joins us to talk about burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

    More About Evolve:
    Evolve Benton, MA, MFA is a speaker, educator and curator who inspires audiences to think about questions of performance, diversity, inclusion, transformation, climate, and equality. They are the founder of MAR Media, LLC, through which they offer services as an Educational Consultant and their online educational platform called Speaking 4 Profit Academy.

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    Read Article On Top 20 Suicide Survival Podcast and see Fireflies Unite With Kea Feature
    Connect With Kea On Instagram

    • 10 min
    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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