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Tai Dyer, M.S, aspiring APC/LPC explains "Mental minis", which are mental health concepts that are related to the black community. Made to break the stigma surrounding mental health and wellness and make mental health more accessible. Knowledge is power, but understanding will make us superior. Join me for pop up episodes surrounding depression, trauma and anxiety!

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Tai Dyer, M.S, aspiring APC/LPC explains "Mental minis", which are mental health concepts that are related to the black community. Made to break the stigma surrounding mental health and wellness and make mental health more accessible. Knowledge is power, but understanding will make us superior. Join me for pop up episodes surrounding depression, trauma and anxiety!

    Mental Mini: Trauma & the Brain

    Mental Mini: Trauma & the Brain

    Hello, Hello, Hello ✨  We are back with season 3, with a new day and time. we are transitioning from scheduled episodes twice a month to "POP" up episodes; EVERY "POP" episode will come out on Sundays! So keep your eyes peeled for whats to come next! We are continuing with a focus on Trauma. On todays episode we are going to discuss trauma, the brains functions, how trauma effects the brain and how our body functions and then ill wrap you guys up with a deep breathing exercise. If you are ready grab you cup of coffee or tea, have a seat on the couch and lets start episode 2 trauma and the brain ✨


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    • 11 min
    Mental mini: Trauma

    Mental mini: Trauma

    Happy Saturday Minis✨💛  Today on this mental mini...

    Join counselor in training, Tai Dyer as she discusses different types of trauma as we discuss acute trauma, chronic trauma and complex trauma. We decided to focus this season on understanding the fundamentals of trauma. The first episode of season 3 is focused on getting a better understanding of what different events of trauma can look like. 

    Discussion: Can you relate?  Were you able to identify any incidents of trauma & what do you do to cope with it?

    Next episode will focus on how trauma effects on brain and the symptoms we may feel when we are experiencing trauma.

    Love & Light 

    MBMH 💛

    • 17 min
    Mental Mini: Grounding

    Mental Mini: Grounding

    Hello Minis, I hope your Thursday is going well! Today, I have some some for you all. Il will be going on a short break as the semester comes to an end. but before I go, ill be leaving you guys with a bonus episode on coping techniques, more specifically grounding techniques. 

    Listen as I discuss my two favorite techniques.The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 coping technique and Emotional Freedom Technique. Join the discussion on IG @Myblackmentalhealthpc

    Goodluck to all my future counselorbaes working towards finishing up the semester and practicum hours, may the counseling odds be in your favor. As always the more you know the better you will feel and heal!



    Love & Light 

    MBMH


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    • 12 min
    In session with Coach Ali: Fitness and Mental health

    In session with Coach Ali: Fitness and Mental health

    Hello Minis!

     Happy Saturday! on Today's episode, we have a special guest. Joining us for an wonderful conversation on fitness, spiritual and setting our intentions and patterns for working out. 

    Yes Minis, I know, We want the results & to show off the body we worked hard for. But, as you listen, we dig a little deeper to understanding the root "why" of our fitness goals as Coach Ali speaks on healing our spirit and the impact fitness has on her clients. She show us that fine line between coaching and counseling in how she inspires her clients to checkin with their mind, soul and body.

    Coach Ali's social media: @trainingbtali

    Check out her IG for motivational posts, simple fitness routines and to inquire for more!

    What has quarantining taught you about you physical health? is there room for growth? Continue the discuss on IG: @Myblackmentalhealthpc


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    • 42 min
    Mental Mini: ACEs

    Mental Mini: ACEs

    Happy Saturday Minis! On our mental Mini today we are discussing Averse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). ACEs can have lasting, negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. Listen as we talk, how the black community is at high risk for ACEs what are some of the interventions and how the mental health field is pushing toward prevention of ACEs all together. What do you think? Have you found your ACEs score? How Resilient  are you?

    Below are links to finding your ACEs and reliance score!
    ·  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

    ·  https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/got-your-ace-resilience-scores

    Cites:

    https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/index.html


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    • 25 min
    Mental Mini: Racial Trauma

    Mental Mini: Racial Trauma

    Happy Saturday Minis! 

    This episode is late but it has been a rough couple of weeks, I had to take some time to regroup and get it all together (self-care and a new internship experience has taught me so much in the short month). I posted about this episode last week, and as you'll heard of the episode, this episode concept changed so many ties over the course of the past week and a half. Recent news of George Floyd passing lead me todays episode. Im becoming a mental health professional (hoping to specialize in trauma) because my community is constantly trying to heal from racial trauma and abuse. This conversation that is way over due. 

    News like this takes a toll on the black community as a whole, everyone feels the ramifications. We have seen decades of injustice and deadly force used by police officers and now the community is expressing feelings of rage and anger.

    The community is now trying to heal from racial trauma and the experiences and I just wanted to educate us more on what Racial is. When traumatization is due to experiences of racism it is sometimes called racial trauma.  Racial trauma may merit a DSM-5 diagnosis of PTSD, according to DSM-5 when there is an identifiable index trauma. A traumatic experience may be as  direct as exposure to physical and sexual violence up to and including actual death, repeated exposure to traumatic information in a work setting, and indirect exposure by way of receiving news of a traumatic event involving a close friend or loved one. Racial Trauma effects Black people, People of Color and Indigenous people, now and have been for decades. 

    Racial trauma can result from major experiences of racism such as workplace discrimination or hate crimes, or it can be the result of an accumulation of many small occurrences, such as everyday discrimination and microaggressions. 

    A change is needed; we can act in different ways to support the community, we can protest, donate, sign petitions and use your voice to speak awareness. For the people don't share the same experiences, aren't people of color or black; educate yourself and those around you. Speak up for what you believe in. 

    Florida Bail out Fund:

    Miami - (F)empower Community Bond Fund

    https://www.paypal.me/freethemall

    Orlando - Community Bail Fund

    https://communitybailfund.org/

    Florida LGBTQ Freedom Fund

    https://www.lgbtqfund.org/donate-1

    Donate to Breonna's GoFundme:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor

    Petition for Breonna Taylor:

    https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor

    Listen to hear some of the symptoms to watch and monitor. Remember, I am not a replacement for a licensed mental health or helping professional. 

    Black Lives MATTER. 

    Love & Light

    Williams, M. T., Metzger, I. W., Leins, C., & DeLapp, C. (2018). Assessing racial trauma within a DSM–5 framework: The UConn Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Survey. Practice Innovations, 3(4), 242–260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pri0000076

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