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"Mental Health In Minnesota" is a podcast produced by NAMI Minnesota and consists of interviews with NAMI Minnesota members, volunteers, staff members, board members, and advocates as they share their personal stories of hope and provide information about mental illnesses, treatment and mental health policies.



NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy we strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.

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"Mental Health In Minnesota" is a podcast produced by NAMI Minnesota and consists of interviews with NAMI Minnesota members, volunteers, staff members, board members, and advocates as they share their personal stories of hope and provide information about mental illnesses, treatment and mental health policies.



NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy we strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.

    Resistance In Color, Part 1: “Being Part of the Movement” (Cameron Parker)

    Resistance In Color, Part 1: “Being Part of the Movement” (Cameron Parker)

    Cameron Parker is an Activist, writer and organizer. He has been vocal about the black experience as evidence of systemic racism in the workplace, Organized around gathering voters in Atlanta for the electoral process. He shares some of the experiences that led to his understanding of racism as a black man and how this bore the zeal to engage in activism work. He invites us to think about the ways we too can participate in resistance in whichever forms are most accessible that we can contribute our voices to advocating for change.



    This episode was recorded on 5/14/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song "The Way" produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.

    Loops were created from various sections of "The Way."  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:

    "The Way" song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental

    Mike Leite's additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite

    Mike Leite's YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about

    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 58 min
    Resistance In Color, Part 2: “Recovery in Community” (Farhia Budul)

    Resistance In Color, Part 2: “Recovery in Community” (Farhia Budul)

    Farhia Budul a Muslim Somali woman who is an advocate for treatment in her community and breaking stigma around mental illnesses, specifically Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD). As the founder of a new emerging first Recovery community organization, Farhia addresses the unique needs of the East African community. As someone with lived experience of substance use and mental health disorders, she shares about her recovery story and advocacy as her act of resistance. The aim is to help reduce the shame and stigma particularly in cultural communities, to empower others with education and advocate for recovery from the community to the legislative level. She invites us to think about the process of recovery in contrast to shame but as a journey of incredible resilience that requires all our support.



    This episode was recorded on 6/11/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song “The Way” produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.



    Loops were created from various sections of “The Way.”  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:



    “The Way” song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental



    Mike Leite’s additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite



    Mike Leite’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about



    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 44 min
    Resistance In Color, Part 3: “Self Preservation is Not Self Indulgence ” (Ayaan Natala)

    Resistance In Color, Part 3: “Self Preservation is Not Self Indulgence ” (Ayaan Natala)

    Ayaan Natala is a community member turned Independent Organizer. We explore how different individuals can explore their journeys and processes of finding ways of resistance that are accessible. Away from organizing on the front lines Ayaan shares the importance of knowing and finding the balance between taking care of ourselves as we hope to take care and resource other members of our community. The title borrows words form a quote from Audre Lorde who pioneered the term self care that says “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”  Find her work Forgotten Youth Elders (https://preview.shorthand.com/0SAQ3lpKkUoRP46G) among other BIPOC storytellers on the Reckoning with Race: A Storytelling Initiative by Living Cities + Living Media.



    This episode was recorded on 6/22/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song “The Way” produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.



    Loops were created from various sections of “The Way.”  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:



    “The Way” song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental



    Mike Leite’s additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite



    Mike Leite’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about



    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 44 min
    Resistance In Color, Part 4: “Activism isn’t Complete Unless it’s Intersectional” (Shubhi Yadav)

    Resistance In Color, Part 4: “Activism isn’t Complete Unless it’s Intersectional” (Shubhi Yadav)

    Shubhi Yadav shares perspectives as an international student from India who identifies as a pansexual woman. She speaks to the reality of other immigrants and having their first dialogues about race and ethnicity in America, mental health and therapy. Identifying as an activist, we engage in different ways to participate in social and political issues as a non resident. At the core she believes activism isn’t complete if it isn’t intersectional and discusses how to create nurturing spaces for intersectional identities within spaces and movements.



    This episode was recorded on 6/11/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song “The Way” produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.



    Loops were created from various sections of “The Way.”  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:



    “The Way” song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental



    Mike Leite’s additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite



    Mike Leite’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about



    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 48 min
    Resistance In Color, Part 5: “Healing as Resistance” (Cydi Yang)

    Resistance In Color, Part 5: “Healing as Resistance” (Cydi Yang)

    Cydi Yang is a content creator, artist and healer. Her interests and work centre around creating safe spaces and workshops for the girls and women in using art as a medium of healing. She speaks about different facets of her work that are forms of resistance including, physical and emotional healing practices, cultural expression, learning and unlearning the role of culture in upholding mental health and wellness.



    This episode was recorded on 5/26/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song “The Way” produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.



    Loops were created from various sections of “The Way.”  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:



    “The Way” song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental



    Mike Leite’s additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite



    Mike Leite’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about



    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 52 min
    Resistance In Color, Part 6: “Artist of Colour, You Are the Act of Resistance” (Mai Moua Thao)

    Resistance In Color, Part 6: “Artist of Colour, You Are the Act of Resistance” (Mai Moua Thao)

    Mai Moua Thao is an artist passionate about filmmaking as a digital art form to imagine and create a world unlike the one we live in. She speaks on her art as a double hit on aesthetic and importantly as social commentary. She shares her artistic journey as resistance to gatekeepers in creating space to highlight voices not often heard, bodies not often showcased and stories that need to be told louder and in greater numbers. Find her work and piece she explores at Projectopenwords.com. 



    This episode was recorded on 6/29/2021.



    “Mental Health In Minnesota” is produced by NAMI Minnesota. Visit us online at https://namimn.org/.



    All music used in this episode came from the song “The Way” produced by MIKE LEITE and made available via a Creative Commons license.



    Loops were created from various sections of “The Way.”  Find the full song by MIKE LEITE via the following links:



    “The Way” song page on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite/the-way-instrumental



    Mike Leite’s additional music on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite



    Mike Leite’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43d6_zlCOZUWz42z5asZkQ/about



    Creative Commons license info:  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 53 min

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