12 episodes

On this podcast we provide a safe, loving space advocating for diverse mental health dialogue in the community for people of color, educating about marginalized mental illnesses, and providing resources for mental health recovery. So, if that's what you’re looking for, welcome home.

(New episode releases every other Monday morning)
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/TheNogginPodcast/support

The Noggin Podcast (A Cozy Mental Health Advocacy Podcast) with Kyarra Keele Kyarra Keele

    • Mental Health

On this podcast we provide a safe, loving space advocating for diverse mental health dialogue in the community for people of color, educating about marginalized mental illnesses, and providing resources for mental health recovery. So, if that's what you’re looking for, welcome home.

(New episode releases every other Monday morning)
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/TheNogginPodcast/support

    Episode 11: A Message of Love/Encouragement to Black Dads & Advocacy for Their Mental Health

    Episode 11: A Message of Love/Encouragement to Black Dads & Advocacy for Their Mental Health

    In honor of Father's day, a special message of support particularly for black dads and other fathers of color and my words of advocacy for their positive mental health. We love you. We need you. You are divine. 

    Please help this message reach the ears of more valuable dads of color you care about by sharing the link with them or posting the link on your social media! 


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    • 19 min
    Episode 10: Finding a Job + How to Cope and Maintain Mental Health with Financial Troubles and Job Loss

    Episode 10: Finding a Job + How to Cope and Maintain Mental Health with Financial Troubles and Job Loss

    Welcome Home! Bienvenidos a casa! Did you lose your job recently? Feeling broke and stressed? Trying to stay sane while you search for jobs? Just need more money? This is definitely the episode for you. Today, I just want to start out by acknowledging the fact  that many of us are just flat out stressed and strained financially as of late. So, I want to start out by suggesting a few powerful websites for landing a new side gig and or new jobs during this situation. Then we’ll discuss some practical ways to reduce your cost of living/expenses and ultimately we’ll cover how to cope and maintain mental health/sanity while we navigate our financial troubles, job losses, and wait for our first paychecks or stimulus checks to roll in. 




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    • 21 min
    Episode 9: I Tested/Rated Free Popular Mental Health Apps for Improving Stress, Depression, Bipolar and Anxiety

    Episode 9: I Tested/Rated Free Popular Mental Health Apps for Improving Stress, Depression, Bipolar and Anxiety

    Welcome home! Today is an exciting day because I’m doing a part 2 of an episode from a few months back that many of you LOVED which was Episode 4: I Tested and Rated Mental Health Hotlines + Why and How to Give Mental Health Hotlines A(nother) Chance. This is my episode with the second highest number of listens and it was requested directly from you all.

     Now, in part 2 of the I Tested and Rated Mental Health Hotlines episode, there is a slight plot twist...I’ll be testing a bunch of free mental health apps and free online mental health chat rooms today instead of text hotlines. So, I’ll be giving you a detailed tour of the interesting highlights of each app or chat room, share the good, bad and the ugly and ultimately rate the best ones. 




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    • 30 min
    Episode 8: Lonely? How to Deal With Loneliness and Emptiness During Social Distancing and How to Be Your Own Friend

    Episode 8: Lonely? How to Deal With Loneliness and Emptiness During Social Distancing and How to Be Your Own Friend

    In this highly requested episode today we’ll be talking about a relevant pandemic that is affecting many communities, families, and individuals right now. But... not the pandemic you’re probably thinking. Today we’ll be talking about the loneliness pandemic that has been occurring even before COVID19 existed and I believe has gotten substantially worse for many of us since this virus began to affect our communities. In this episode I’ll first briefly share some fascinating research about the staggering effects of loneliness on the body and mind and then we’ll explore how to cope with loneliness and emptiness during these times of social distancing. Last but not least we’ll be discussing how to learn to be your own close friend and be comfortable in your own company.


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    • 21 min
    Episode 7: Tips for Feeling Better on Low Energy and Bad Mental Health Days

    Episode 7: Tips for Feeling Better on Low Energy and Bad Mental Health Days

    Today’s episode will be offering some of my very best tips for low energy and bad mental health days ("Sadboy" days), straight from my heart. Anyone can have a “Sadboy” day, whether you’re young, older, male, female, anywhere on the spectrum, or nonbinary. I was inspired to create this video not only because of my personal experiences and what I’ve observed in the struggles of those around me, but also because I know that it is finals week for many of my listeners and many of you are under extensive stress or dealing with coronavirus adjustments, and probably near your wits end. I was also inspired to create this post because I noticed that most advice you can find online for self care on bad mental health days or low energy days recommends actions that can potentially require a ton of energy for some people like me either mentally or physically.  Even taking a shower, brushing your teeth or putting on lotion can feel like too much for some people in the depths of paralyzing mental illness. And thus, I bring you a set of lovely tips that I hope will help you navigate through feeling better on a bad mental health day without using up all of your precious finite energy.


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    • 22 min
    Episode 6: What ASMR Really Is and How to use ASMR for Better Sleep and Soothing Anxiety and Depression

    Episode 6: What ASMR Really Is and How to use ASMR for Better Sleep and Soothing Anxiety and Depression

    Today’s episode will be all about what ASMR really is and how you can use ASMR for better sleep and soothing anxiety and depression. For all of you skeptics who are under the impression that ASMR is only people whispering weird things or chewing ice in your ears, I bring you this episode that I hope will be fascinating and informative, so that we can explore together through both a personal and scientific lens how this tool can improve our mental health. 

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    • 15 min

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