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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

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

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.

    Intuition Vs. Insecurity

    Intuition Vs. Insecurity

    How do you differentiate between intuition and integrity?  Intuition is that inner voice that we sometimes try to ignore and as a result of ignoring it, that voice continues to prod us until we listen and only then do we start to gain peace.
    When we start to feel fear, it is usually insecurity creeping its head out.  Usually insecurities come from past experiences we have gone through.  When it comes to being able to discern between intuition and insecurity it requires us to have a pretty good level of trust, so we can step back and evaluate what is really happening rather than responding from a place of fear and not being able to really evaluate.
    When we throw other relationships in the mix and are asking ourselves whether we are following our intuition or giving in to insecurities, it is very important to have honest discussions with the other person, and to actively listen so we really hear what is being told us, not what we assume is happening.
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    How to know if you are listening to your intuition. The signs of insecurity. Where insecurity comes from. --
     
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    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

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    Accountability in Relationships for Females

    Accountability in Relationships for Females

    Responsibility is more along the lines of action.  Responsibility can be shared, but when it comes to accountability it is the primary responsibility of the individual.  It is important for us to be accountable in all our relationships, whether they are intimate relationships, friendships, or work related. What we realize is when we begin to take ownership for our wrongs, and our mess-ups, things become better relationally.  
    Accountability comes into play when we first listen to understand instead of listening to react, or waiting for the other person to finish so we can say what we want to.  It requires us to accept the fact that maybe what the other person is saying is right, which is not alway easy to do.  And sometimes it consists of us asking for forgiveness.  It’s easier to say we are sorry than it is to cause a fight over something that may not be too big of a deal.
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    The difference between accountability and responsibility.   Ways to stay accountable in relationships. Why forgiveness is so important --
     
    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

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    You Cannot “Fix” Someone Else (Bonus Episode)

    You Cannot “Fix” Someone Else (Bonus Episode)

    When it comes to fixing others, we can have strong instinctual feelings that we need to help and ultimately fix the broken places in others. But we have to realize that we can’t fix others and it is not our place.  We can help guide, and help direct if we are invited into that healing process, but it is not our place to step in without being inviting, even if we see reason to do so. 
    Everyone’s healing is their own journey.  The best way to start helping others is to pour positivity into our children.  We say that our children are our first priority, and we provide for them, but pouring into our children involves more than just providing for them.  Are they heard?  Are they being shown attention, and are we giving our time to them.  This is the biggest thing we can do in order to prevent them growing up and being broken.
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    What to do with the feeling we need to fix someone else. What our children need from us. How to help broken people. --
     
    Quote from the Show:
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass
     
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    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 Hotline

    • 4 min
    Manifestation and Positive Mindset

    Manifestation and Positive Mindset

    When I think I can’t achieve something I stop myself and switch my thinking to, I can achieve this.  Our words and our thoughts have so much power to affect not just our mindset, but to affect the physical around us.  I truly believe there are three parts to manifestation.  The first is thinking about it.  We have to think it in our minds.  The second is believing it.  We have to believe it will happen.  And third we have to say it, to actually speak it.  These three things can help make things a reality.  
    This is a process and it takes time to develop the habits of manifestation.  In this episode I want to introduce to you the idea of manifestation and walk you through how to begin making it a reality in your own life.  I personally practice this and can assure you that manifestation brings amazing results.  
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    How speaking things helps them to happen. How our responses and attitude can change with our mindset. The steps to manifestation. --
     
    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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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/its-all-mental/id1477750773 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7muFvGy3pdSuNj3W4ieudH Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pamela-smith/its-all-mental Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXDNfncAtzyeumZsNz5tzQ?reload=9 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Irte4mt2a4rty5rzve3nshpkjpu  
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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

    • 3 min
    Taking a Step Back During Difficult Times

    Taking a Step Back During Difficult Times

    In this episode we dive into the importance of taking a step back and being real with ourselves of how we feel.  We often close off our emotions, thinking we need to hide them.  But allowing ourselves to feel the emotion, to cry if needed, and to be okay with not being okay is crucial to maintaining our mental health.
    When we bottle up the emotion it can build up and lead us to feeling far worse than if we admit to ourselves how we are feeling.  We do ourselves a disservice as well as those around us by not allowing ourselves to be honest with our feelings. If you take anything from this episode, let it be to allow yourself to feel and to be honest with those feelings.
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    Taking a step back and coping when things are difficult Making sure you are taking time for you. Why your emotions matter and you should take time for them --
     
    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
     
     

    • 3 min
    Gaslighting and Addiction (Mental Note)

    Gaslighting and Addiction (Mental Note)

    Addiction and gaslighting can go hand in hand. In fact, addicts are experts at methods of gaslighting.  If you are unfamiliar with the term gaslighting is when a person manipulates someone else mentally, and can lead to the point where the victim begins to question their own sanity.  One of the many methods addicts can do this is by wearing people down with continual harassing.  Much like water dripping on a rock will eventually wear away at the rock, so the persistence of addicts or gaslighters can wear us down mentally.
    In this episode I dive into the four main tactics addicts use to gaslight the people around them and how we can be on the lookout for these tactics.  It is crucial to understand how addicts work, because often we are too close to the situation to see the big picture of what is going on, or why they are treating us the way that they are.  I hope to shed light and make sense of an often difficult subject in today’s episode.
    Please connect with us in our private Facebook Group: It’s All Mental Podcast. We would love to get to know you and support you on your mental health journey! Also if you have any questions or requests on future topics, send us an email at media@itsallmentalpodcast.com. 
    Article Mentioned: Stephanie A. Sarkis, PhD article in Psychology Today titled, “Here, There, and Everywhere.
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    Topics Discussed:
    How gaslighting is a manipulation tactic. The four tactics of gaslighting. How addicts wear you down. --
    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 hav

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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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