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Can we be empowered through adversity? Each week, join Pamela Smith, licensed professional therapist & advocate for the mental health and well-being of black and brown females, as she interviews professionals from all walks of life who have overcome tremendous adversity and succeeded in the midst of struggle. Tune into these powerful conversations that explore why it’s all mental.

It's All Mental Pamela Smith

    • Health & Fitness
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Can we be empowered through adversity? Each week, join Pamela Smith, licensed professional therapist & advocate for the mental health and well-being of black and brown females, as she interviews professionals from all walks of life who have overcome tremendous adversity and succeeded in the midst of struggle. Tune into these powerful conversations that explore why it’s all mental.

    How to Truly Support the Man in Your Life (Mental Note)

    How to Truly Support the Man in Your Life (Mental Note)

    I wanted to talk to you about one of my favorite quotes. “It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men”. What does this mean? How can we support the men in our lives?
    I work with a lot of women in my practice who are trying to “fix” the man in their life. Although it may feel instinctual, we have to remember that everyone’s healing journey is their own and it is not your responsibility. If we know someone who needs help, we need to encourage them to get professional help.
    Also, one of the best things we can do is to spend our time and energy investing in this next generation by focusing on spending quality time with our children and investing in them. 
    This is a wrap on season three! We are looking forward to connecting back with you for a powerful new season coming soon. In the meantime connect with our community by clicking the links below. 
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    Topics Discussed:
    How to TRULY help the man in your life (it’s not what you think!) Finding the right professional to support you and the man in your life The importance of engaging with your kids and making them a priority --
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/  --
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  
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    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255
    USA Crisis Text: 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566
    United Kingdom: 116-123
    Australia: 13-11-14
    International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

    • 5 min
    Pursuing Your Dreams (Mental Note)

    Pursuing Your Dreams (Mental Note)

    We are coming to you today to talk about pursuing your dreams. I have been talking to a variety of people over the last couple of weeks and have heard a common theme. They are in a career but do not feel like they are pursuing their passion. Have you ever felt that way? You deeply want to pursue a certain path but feel like you have invested so much time in something else?
    I want to challenge you today to take a look at your life and be honest with yourself, what is truly your passion? What would you choose to do as a career if there were no barriers? In this episode, I share with you a simple practice that will help you take small steps to make your dream a reality. 
    Life's too short to work our entire lives and be unhappy. Even if you are just pursuing your passion as a hobby, you might be surprised how implementing just a little of what you love into your day can help your mental health and even slowly move you towards a career you are in love with. 
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    Topics Discussed:
    Rediscovering your passion A simple exercise that will help you write out your vision Encouragement to go the unbeaten path --
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/  --
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  
     
    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255
    USA Crisis Text: 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566
    United Kingdom: 116-123
    Australia: 13-11-14
    International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

    • 3 min
    Standing Up for Your Mental Health (Mental Note)

    Standing Up for Your Mental Health (Mental Note)

    Do you sometimes feel ashamed when talking about your own mental health? Do you worry what other people will think and does this fear keep you back sometimes from pursuing the support that you need?
    Today I wanted to share how proud I am of Naomi Osaka for standing up for her own mental health. She is very much in the public eye but still took a stand (at her own expense) to talk about her own mental health journey.
    I applaud her thousand times over. I hope this act of courage did not go over your head but you were able to see that it is okay to stand up for yourself. I also hope it encourages you to see mental health as a part of your overall health and that it is okay to talk to someone.
    There are so many options available for therapy. If you need any kind of support or direction on where to find the right therapist for you please use the links below to connect with us- we are here to support you!
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    The importance of therapy and finding the right therapist Using your platform to normalize mental health Seeing mental health as a part of your overall health --
     
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/  --
     
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  

    • 4 min
    Do It Scared (Mental Note)

    Do It Scared (Mental Note)

    Have you ever wanted to pursue something but were unsure if it was the right time, or if you had what it took? How many times do we allow fear to keep us from going to the next level?
    Today we are going to talk about doing it scared. I have been on a journey the past several months challenging myself to do things that scare me. I have been using the hashtag #TeamDoItScared on social media and decided to look and see if that name had been established online...it has not.
    I knew this was an invitation for me to step into this space and create a community around those who are wanting to level up in their life and relationships by doing the things that they have been avoiding. Want to join us? Ready to go on a journey with others who will do it scared?
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    Need support to “Do It Scared”? Join us!
    #TeamDoItScared
    TeamDoItScared@gmail.com
    https://www.instagram.com/TeamDoItScared/
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    Announcing an exciting new adventure and a special invitation Why mistakes are okay and how they truly are learning opportunities.  The power of community to push you to the next level --
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/ --
     
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  
     
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    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255
    USA Crisis Text: 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566
    United Kingdom: 116-123
    Australia: 13-11-14
    International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

    • 4 min
    Sickness While Single (Mental Note)

    Sickness While Single (Mental Note)

    Being sick is never any fun, it’s miserable.  When you add onto being sick the fact of being single and not having anyone there to help take care of you it can be even harder to get through.  It’s important to realize that when we feel sick we will feel down mentally, and that’s a normal thing.  
    During those times it’s very important for us to reach out for help. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness and often it can be extremely important not just for our physical health, but our mental health as well.  In addition when we are sick we don’t know if things may take a turn for the worse, and if they do it is crucial we have someone available that we have reached out to who knows what we are going through.
    Talking through or writing down your mental thoughts during this time can be especially beneficial as it helps us process through the loneliness and emotions that we go through during these times.
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    Topics Discussed:
    Reaching out for help. Dealing with sickness on your own. The emotions that come with being sick. --
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/  --
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  
    --
    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255
    USA Crisis Text: 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566
    United Kingdom: 116-123
    Australia: 13-11-14
    International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

    • 3 min
    Traits of Highly Sensitive Person (Mental Note)

    Traits of Highly Sensitive Person (Mental Note)

    We are coming to you today to talk about a character trait called “Highly Sensitive Person” (or HSP). The word “sensitive” is not negative, it simply means someone who is highly attuned. It means that your emotions run deep.
    The other part of HSP is that the person’s body (or nervous system) becomes a little more attuned as well-meaning you become sensitive to your surroundings, like fabrics or the light or temperature in a room.
    I wanted to give this brief explanation because this personality is more prevalent than you may think, and is common within the black community. So if you feel misunderstood sometimes, or feel like there is something wrong with you, I wanted to take the time to assure you that you are not. 
    As a fellow HSP and a trained clinician trained specifically in Highly Sensitive People, I can help you navigate through the unique way you move through the world. I understand that it can feel like you are a square peg in a round hole- but the personality you have is okay. If you have questions or need additional support, please connect with me using the links below. 
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    Topics Discussed:
    The characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person Why it is important to understand HSPs Redefining what “sensitive” means.  --
    Connect with us!
    Website: http://itsallmentalpodcast.com/ Email: media@itsallmentalpodcast.com Blog: https://www.pamelasmithlpc.com/blog  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsALLMental_Podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@itsAllMental2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495592024600893/  --
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    Disclaimer
    The information presented  is NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information has been obtained from various sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Pamela Smith, LPC nor itsALLMental Podcast makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on and through itsALLMental Podcast is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
    If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911. 
    Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
    Our medium include[s] information and instruction relating to wellness topics, such as relationships, stress, depression, personal growth, etc. collectively, (“Our Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content.
    Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our blog, or received from us.  
     
    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis Text: 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotline

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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MomOfEighteen ,

Love this woman

Great information and energy. I love the content of the podcast!

LLBerlin&Beyond ,

Empowering and real

I really enjoy the vulnerability and honesty of both the interviews (the Superwomen interview was fantastic) an comments (visiting the Civil Rights Museum). These are stories that can benefit everyone.

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The Superwoman episode was very interesting and the part where you discuss piling more and more on our plate really resonated with me. My big takeaway- I can come back for seconds, or maybe I’m not even hungry! I need to think about that as I focus on 2020!

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