56 episodes

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

Guns and Mental Health by Walk the Talk America Walk the Talk America

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

    Episode 56: Locked & Loaded Latinos

    Episode 56: Locked & Loaded Latinos

    Rolo and Jo are a husband-and-wife team working to expand and normalize the fiream and freedom movements through education, entertainment, and exposure After Florida's Republican-led government enacted gun control laws in 2018, they knew they needed to become advocates for their rights and the Locked & Loaded Latinos came to fruition.

    Each week on their live podcast they discuss topics from the 2nd Amendment advocacy, politics, pop culture, gaming, current events, and also have bilingual discussions about our rights and Founding Documents.

    Find Rolo and Jo on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as wherever podcasts are found.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 55: Sharyn Hinchcliffe

    Episode 55: Sharyn Hinchcliffe

    Sharyn works in IT by day, but by night she is a civil rights advocate, mental health proponent, and fits neatly in no boxes of any kind.  Prepare to have your worldview expanded.

    IG: s.a.hinchcliffe
    Twitter: @sacrebleu141

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 54: Kevin Berry

    Episode 54: Kevin Berry

    Kevin Berry joins the Guns and Mental Health Podcast to discuss how social media is affecting our mental health. We also discuss how firearm content and individuals working in the industry are purposely suppressed on social media.

    Kevin is a father of one and husband who enjoys getting outdoors and sports. He has been working in marketing for over seven years and started his small marketing agency in 2018 to help smaller businesses. He works in multiple areas, including advertising, branding, digital marketing, and website design. Kevin is passionate about educating people about marketing and social media. 
    Follow Kevin on Twitter or LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 53: David Yamane

    Episode 53: David Yamane

    David Yamane is Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For the first 20 years of his academic career, he specialized in the sociology of religion, a field in which he authored, co-authored, or edited 6 books and 2 major scholarly journals. Since 2011, Professor Yamane has studied guns, especially the new self-defense oriented core of American gun culture that Michael Bane calls Gun Culture 2.0. Among his publications in this area is a short history of concealed carry in the U.S., Concealed Carry Revolution: Liberalizing the Right to Bear Arms in America, and a review essay on “The Sociology of US Gun Culture.”
    As he continues to work on a book combining his personal experiences and sociological observations of Gun Culture 2.0, Professor Yamane shares his thoughts on two blogs, gunculture2point0.com and guncurious.com, and on Twitter at @davidyamane and @gunculture2pt0. In 2022, he launched a YouTube channel, “Light Over Heat with Professor David Yamane,” on which he posts weekly short videos about issues related to his scholarship.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 52: Tony Simon

    Episode 52: Tony Simon

    Tony Simon is United States Marine Corps veteran, certified firearms instructor and certified range safety officer. He founded and hosts  the 2nd is For Everyone: Diversity Shoot and the 2nd is For Everyone podcast. 
    The 2nd is for Everyone is dedicated to welcoming people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientation and backgrounds into the firearms community, educating them on their civil rights and on the human right of self defense while introducing them to 2A advocacy organizations.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 51: Samantha Mann

    Episode 51: Samantha Mann

    Samantha is a practicing psychologist and professional counselor in West Virginia who actively writes for the NRA, along with being a certified firearms instructor. Living in both worlds gives her a unique perspective on both cultures and in this episode, she discusses the role and evolution of women in the gun community, the concept of "gun bunnies," and of course, mental health.

    For those who are curious about how clinical practitioners handle suicidal firearms owners, this episode should help shed some light on the often-misunderstood process.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

glenn boies ,

Rational voices

Thank you for the varied, and passionate stories and observations.
Im trying to catch up and listen to all the past episodes

Glenn Boies

Michael Sodini ,

Something different!

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

SlowFacts ,

Get your head on straight

Perspective and context are everything. WTTA brings so many voices to the table that it has sharpened my thinking.

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