14 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!

    Season 3: Ep 2 "Blacktivist: Activism in the Black Community and How it Affects Our Mental Health"

    Season 3: Ep 2 "Blacktivist: Activism in the Black Community and How it Affects Our Mental Health"

    Episode TWO of The Black Mental Health Alliance’s Real Talk: Black Minds Matter podcast is HERE! This episode titled, Blacktivist: Activism in the Black Community and How it Affects Our Mental Health includes Mr. Dayvon Love as our guest speaker alongside co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones and this discussion leaves minds BLOWN. This episode unpacks Black Liberation, politics, Black leadership and SO MUCH MORE! We are getting to the nitty-gritty of what really could be holding us back as a people and how we can move forward. You do not want to miss this one! BRING A PEN AND PAPER BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO NEED IT! 



    Links/Information discussed in this episode:
    Massacre Monday: Reconstruction Era 1865-1876https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cwga-qsKEqz/?igshid=NzgyYTk0Y2YyNg==Michael Eric Dyson vs Eddie Glaude on Race, Hillary Clinton and the Legacy of Obama's Presidencyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=oc0l69JRdNoWe Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movementhttps://www.amazon.com/Will-Shoot-Back-Resistance-Mississippi/dp/1479886033Be on the lookout for Dayvon’s new upcoming project!!https://lbsbaltimore.com/about/leadership/dayvon-love/


    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community @BlackMindsMatter1 https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @bmhaofficial and @youngblkmindsmatter

    Tune into our Community Conversations: Sawubona LIVE discussions every month! Our foundation for our Community Conversation series will be in discovering what it means to honor one's humanity: Sawubona. This year the conversations will be based around how we are not our trauma, addressing something regarding trauma each month. It is through the power of community connection and conversation that we counter the narrative, ignite healing and restoration around the many things that often cause Black folks to feel unseen as we navigate life. Check out the BMHA social media platforms for more information.

    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. 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.

    Love our podcast intro? We have you covered! Our podcast theme music is available for streaming on Spotify!  https://open.spotify.com/album/62hg1jmLRVv8dLvxxNltev?si=XpY2m6VAQ9G52kw2KGYBVw

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Season 3: Episode 1 "Don't BIPOC Me!"

    Season 3: Episode 1 "Don't BIPOC Me!"

    The Black Mental Health Alliance’s Real Talk: Black Minds Matter podcast is BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! What better time to kick off season three than in July, during BLACK Mental Health Awareness month AND on The Year of Transformation/ Road to 40! In this episode, co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are back with the topic “Don’t BIPoC Me!”. This discussion unpacks issues in relation to reclaiming our importance as Black people, making mental health and wellness a priority in our community and so much more! You might want to take some notes for this one, it gets GOOD!  


    Links/Information discussed in this episode:
    The Real Little Mermaid Storyhttps://americanliterature.com/author/hans-christian-andersen/short-story/the-little-mermaidThe Road to 40! (Year of Transformation)Thursday, December 7, 2023

    BMHA 2023 Youth SummitSaturday, October 28, 2023


    How can you get involved?
    Join the BMHA Social Media Community @BlackMindsMatter1 https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @bmhaofficial and @youngblkmindsmatter

    Tune into our Community Conversations: Sawubona LIVE discussions every month! Our foundation for our Community Conversation series will be in discovering what it means to honor one's humanity: Sawubona. This year the conversations will be based around how we are not our trauma, addressing something regarding trauma each month. It is through the power of community connection and conversation that we counter the narrative, ignite healing and restoration around the many things that often cause Black folks to feel unseen as we navigate life. Check out the BMHA social media platforms for more information.

    Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. 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.

    • 34 min
    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

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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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