12 episodes

For over 30 years, the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc. has provided a trusted culturally competent forum on the topic of mental health and related issues. We are bridge builders. From the Psychiatrist to the Grassroots Community level worker, Politicians to Educators, we provide an unapologetically Black space for those who work with marginalized communities across the United States and the world. Provocative, engaging, and thought provoking. The Black Mental Health Alliance is prepared to provide a bi-monthly podcast opportunity for all who understand (or are ready to learn) that #blackmindsmattter, first. We go live Friday August 28, 2020 at 3pm EST!

Real Talk: Black Minds Matter Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc.

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For over 30 years, the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc. has provided a trusted culturally competent forum on the topic of mental health and related issues. We are bridge builders. From the Psychiatrist to the Grassroots Community level worker, Politicians to Educators, we provide an unapologetically Black space for those who work with marginalized communities across the United States and the world. Provocative, engaging, and thought provoking. The Black Mental Health Alliance is prepared to provide a bi-monthly podcast opportunity for all who understand (or are ready to learn) that #blackmindsmattter, first. We go live Friday August 28, 2020 at 3pm EST!

    S2 Ep.4: Your Righteous Black Mind

    S2 Ep.4: Your Righteous Black Mind

    Join Andrea Brown, Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance for an interactive discussion with Pastor Veron Blue about Mental Health care and the church. Resources mentioned in the episode are listed below:

    Madness and Grace : A Practical Guide for Pastoral Care and Serious Mental Illness by Matthew Stanford : Madness and Grace: A Practical Guide for Pastoral Care and Serious Mental Illness (Spirituality and Mental Health): Stanford, Matthew: 9781599475790: Amazon.com: Books
    Family Life International Ministries Website: Church | Family Life International Ministries | San Antonio

    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @bmhaofficial and @youngblkmindsmatter. 
    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional. 
    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.

    • 44 min
    S2 Ep.3: And How Are the Children?

    S2 Ep.3: And How Are the Children?

    The Masai Warriors of Kenya and Tanzania greet each other with the words “and how are the children?” It is an homage to the wellbeing of the children. The response is “all the children are well”, meaning that life is good. Our children are the barometer for understanding our present and future. The Black Mental Health Alliance believes that it is our duty to work towards a day in which the response is “All the Children are Well”. This programming fits into the greater mission and vision of the organization is to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, training and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. For our children, we provide programming that fits into 4 categories: advocacy, literacy, partnership, and education as it relates to mental health. 


    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatter. 
    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional. 
    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 Ep.2: Strength Needs Support

    S2 Ep.2: Strength Needs Support

    As we prepare to exit Mental Health Awareness Month and enter Men’s Health Month, the month takes on an entirely different meaning for black men and boys.  Black men have the lowest health status and lowest life expectancy of any demographic. 60% of Black men are more likely to die from stroke than non-hispanic and white men, 75% of Black men are less likely to have health insurance than white men. It is no secret that for years structural forces have been in place to the detriment of the health and well-being of Black men. Social conditions like racism, segregation, stress, incarceration affect a high proportion of Black men's health. Being a black man is a high risk factor!  While the month of June seeks to heighten the awareness of preventable health issues and inspire early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys, Black men and boys need more.  Sadly, the startling statistics paints a bleak picture about the hard truth trajectory of black men and boys.  Strength needs support is a template for wholeness and healing among men and boys in the Black community. It could be the answer to the clarion call to reduce isolation and support long-term engagements in communities and build an eco-system unique to sustaining the tribe of black men and boys.  


    Our Guests:
    Richard Rowe, MPH
    Orin Howard, LCSW-C
    Dr. Bruce Purnell
    Mujahid Muhammad


    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @bmhaofficial and @youngblkmindsmatter.

    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. For more information, visit our website www.blackmentalhealth.com 

    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.

    • 51 min
    S2 Ep.1: Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves!

    S2 Ep.1: Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves!

    It's been a long time, but we promise it's worth the wait! Join podcast co hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones for a review of season 1 and what to expect for Season 2. 


    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @bmhaofficial and @youngblkmindsmatter.

    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. For more information, visit our website www.blackmentalhealth.com 

    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 8: She Bipolar

    Ep. 8: She Bipolar

    Bipolar Disorder. A mental illness that causes people to have episodes of mania and depression. All too often a term thrown around in the Black Community...what’s wrong with Aunt Jackie? Oh you know she bipolar! Meaning that she’s moody, unpredictable, toxic, or chaotic. We are here today for the Sistahs. We are alright. Our mental health is impacted by so many factors- body image, imposter syndrome, physical appearance, etc. Our emotional responses have been labeled long enough, and it’s up to us to In the Spirit of Auntie Maxine...reclaim our time, and tell the world who we are before they even attempt to define us. 

    Dr. Rheeda Walker Bio:
    Dr. Rheeda Walker is an award-winning Professor of psychology, a fellow in the American Psychological Association, and a leading scholar who has published more than 60 scientific papers on African American mental health, suicide risk, and emotional resilience. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist who prepares doctoral students for independent careers. 


    Dr. Walker's impact has expanded beyond academia and she has quickly become a fan favorite with the release of her first book, The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health. Delving into the heart of the Black experience, Dr. Walker debunks myths about mental health, builds the case for psychological fortitude, and delivers practical advice for use in everyday life. Her charismatic vision and practical approach to life’s challenges has led to numerous appearances on Good Morning America, The Breakfast Club, and NPR, among others. She is often quoted in major publications like the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, GQ Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle. 


    Dr. Walker’s eclectic mix of experiences positions her well to bring culturally-meaningful insight and emotional health tools to audiences in the U.S. and around the world.
    Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka
    Being in love with hair her whole life, Dr. Afiya grew up as her family’s hairstylist, graduating from lawn chairs at cookouts to eventually holding space in her college dorm room for a mini-salon. Her trait of being a skillful active listener translated smoothly to the field of psychology, earning her degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Howard University. At the age of 26, Dr. Afiya earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and was a full time therapist at Columbia University and then she was a professor at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Afiya is a natural hairstylist and partners with N Natural Hair Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland where she loves creating art with locs, twists, and afros. 

    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatter.

    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a men

    • 47 min
    BONUS Episode: Keeping It A Hundred

    BONUS Episode: Keeping It A Hundred

    Having originated from black culture, streetwear is one of the most hyped commodities in fashion today. The birth of streetwear as we know it started in the 70’s and today it remains alive and well. The Hundreds is no exception and its popularity continues to rise. Today we talk about the ties that bind us to black culture, the role and response of streetwear brands in this moment. Join hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones, LMSW today for a REAL conversation with Hundreds Co-Founder, Bobby Kim aka Bobby Hundreds!
    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatter.

    BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional.

    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.Episode is Live
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A very powerful, moving and neccessary podcast about a very important, but often neglected topic in our society: the mental health of the Africian-American community.

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