Keith, Kate and Renee bring mental health conversations to your home in ways that will make you laugh, make you cry and change the way you see the world.
E22 Kate's Curvy Scarfs
Keith, Kate, John and Renee decide to take on the popular opinion that 2020 stinks (or worse!) in this year-in-review episode. The bottom line: sometimes it's healthy to step away from comparing this year to other years and just appreciate 2020 for what it has been in its own right - even if all those scarfs you crocheted this year have curves.
E21 Not about COVID-19
Returning to their roots as hosts of "a mental health podcast with personality," the It's Okay Crew takes a break from talking about current events to address a broader mental health topic: schizophrenia. Keith, Kate, John and Renee use depictions of mental health in movies to underscore what's true (and what's not) about delusions, hallucinations and other realities typically associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
E20 Right on funny
The Johnson County community has been talking recently about the ways that mental health and public health intersect and compete in the time of COVID-19. Keith, Kate, John and Renee decide to take up this conversation for themselves, considering the two ideas from their professional and personal perspectives. They wrap up the episode by sharing practical skills and practices for self-care in the midst of the pandemic. Of course, the episode can't get too serious with this crew.
E19 The Podcast turns one
Happy Birthday! The It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast turned one year old this week! The hosts believe that every single person can learn, change and grow. In this episode, the four hosts reflect on how they've experienced this personally in the last three months of the pandemic with increased awareness of racial injustices. Of course, it's been a bit, so Keith, Kate, John and Renee were a little rusty on the intro.
E18 Keith the coffee thief
Keith, Kate, John and Renee keep things lighter with a conversation on the meaning of hope. This episode was recorded several weeks ago, so it does not include references to current events. The hosts hope that listeners can take the themes of this episode and apply them to the struggle against systemic racial injustices. Also, don't tell anyone, but Keith might be a coffee thief.
E17 Different than sketchy
The It's Okay Crew keeps it light in this episode, sharing some favorite books, shows and songs that have been meaningful in these days.
It’s Okay if you’re not okay
I’m biased but you guys are doing a great job. Keep it up!
Great mix of insight, humor, and vulnerability. Can’t wait to hear more episodes!
A mental health podcast that’s actually FUN!
Such a breath of fresh air to hear someone talking about mental health in a positive, uplifting way. The hosts clearly love what they do and are passionate about the mission of this podcast and they have a great sense of humor while conveying an important message. Looking forward to many more great episodes!