How Sweet the Sound – BEHIND THE MUSIC podcast is back and is being presented by The Ad Council as a part of the 2023 partnership. Listeners will hear interviews on various topics from their favorite gospel artists and select interviews will be more focused on mental health topics given the important need in the Black community, which will contain informative information on Ad Council mental health campaigns and resources.
Love, Your Mind…Supporting Black Men's Mental Wellness
To support the launch of the new adult mental health campaign called Love, Your Mind, this episode will focus on key themes from the campaign to support Black men’s mental health. It will also tap into how music and other art forms can help us express our emotions and support our overall mental health. Music, especially gospel, can comfort the distressed soul and bring moments of hope. By deeply engaging with such uplifting tunes, we find an avenue to foster well-being, especially during challenging times.
During this podcast, we will discuss men’s mental health and encourage everyone to prioritize their mental wellness. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to taking care of one’s mental health and one’s approach can change over time, this podcast will share different resources and activities men can use to start prioritizing their mental health.
With Dr. Corey Yeager as our subject matter expert, we will delve into the core messages of the new "Love, Your Mind" campaign. Dr. Yeager, with his vast experience in addressing the mental health needs of Black men, will offer valuable insights and resources to support men's emotional well-being. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he’s also a Sports & Entertainment Life Coach, and will connect well with the gospel artist chosen to join him during this podcast. Kelontae Gavin will share his mental health journey and how music has played a pivotal role, emphasizing the transformative power of gospel music in supporting his mental health. Together, they aim to foster a safe space where men feel empowered to seek help, nurture their mental well-being, address stigma within the faith community, and share valuable resources to help other Black men.
Bishop Hezekiah Walker
Latrice Pace & Dr. Alduan Tartt
As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, it's important to remember that mental health is essential for all, especially young people. As parents, it's crucial that we recognize the signs when something is wrong with our children and do regular check-ins with them on their emotional well-being, even if we see nothing is wrong. Dr. Tartt and musical artist, Latrice Pace, will be sharing ways to improve your mental health and stay on top of your child’s mental health during this podcast episode.
J.J. HAIRSTON & DR. CORALANNE GRIFFITH-HUNTE: Make 2023 the Year of Being Well for Families….Spiritually, Mentally, & Physically
At the start of a new year, many of us reflect on how to improve our physical and spiritual health, but we often neglect the importance of our mental wellbeing. Mental health is essential for all, especially young people. And as parents, it is important that we know how to recognize the signs when something is wrong with our children and do regular check ins with them on their emotional well-being even if we see nothing is wrong. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental illnesses in kids and it can be challenging to communicate with a child who struggles with anxiety and/or depression, but it is vital for caregivers to try.
Music is a powerful tool that gospel artists and musicians use to praise God, express our emotions, and bring comfort to people, including those who might be struggling. Through the use of music in the church, we are able to express our emotions, heal, and find peace. Gospel artists and musicians understand the importance of vocalizing emotion to help others in times of distress. Music has the ability to soothe the soul and bring joy to those in need of comfort. By using gospel music as a tool, we can connect with each other on a deeper level and spread joy in times of difficulty.
This podcast will help educate parents and provide valuable resources, including ones from the Ad Council’s Sound It Out campaign. It will also include real-life stories shared by Pastor JJ Hairston and show how he and his family have worked through their daughter’s challenges with mental health. Furthermore, he will share more about his new album, his new church building, and how his church and others are helping those that struggle with mental health issues. We will also feature Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte to help educate the community on mental health and share resources parents can utilize to help them have better conversations with their children about their emotional wellbeing. It’s important to reinforce the importance of checking in with our kids when they aren’t (or don’t seem to be) struggling as well.
HOW SWEET THE SOUND - RETURNS
How Sweet The Sound is back, returning for 1 Live show ONLY at The Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Come and celebrate with Grammy and Stellar awarding winning National Gospel Artist as they Perform and Judge Americas best choirs, soloists and dance ensembles.