233 episodes

This season of the Verywell Mind Podcast will be focused on the power of community and hosted by Minaa B, a licensed social worker, mental health educator, and author of "Owning Our Struggles." Minaa is also a community care expert who helps people build healthy relationships. Every Friday, we'll be speaking with experts, wellness advocates, and individuals with lived experiences about community care and its impact on mental health.
Episodes 1 – 263 were hosted by Amy Morin, psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind.

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This season of the Verywell Mind Podcast will be focused on the power of community and hosted by Minaa B, a licensed social worker, mental health educator, and author of "Owning Our Struggles." Minaa is also a community care expert who helps people build healthy relationships. Every Friday, we'll be speaking with experts, wellness advocates, and individuals with lived experiences about community care and its impact on mental health.
Episodes 1 – 263 were hosted by Amy Morin, psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind.

    276 - Ask Minaa Anything: Creating and Navigating Healthy Friendships

    276 - Ask Minaa Anything: Creating and Navigating Healthy Friendships

    You sent Minaa your most pressing questions, and in today's episode she provides her insight and advice to those questions. You asked about how to handle a friendship you may have outgrown, how to develop healthy two-sided friendships, and when to forgive a friend that betrayed your trust (and how to do it).

    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast

    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B., LMSW - Host
    Kristen Altmeyer - GM/VP, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay - Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 32 min
    275 – How to Build Your Sisterhood With These Small Steps from Dr. Joy

    275 – How to Build Your Sisterhood With These Small Steps from Dr. Joy

    Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist. She’s also a speaker and the Founder & CEO of Therapy for Black Girls, and host of its wildly popular mental health podcast, which received a Webby award in 2023. 
    In this episode, Dr. Joy sits down with Minaa to discuss her new book, Sisterhood Heals: The Transformative Power of Healing in Community. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she specializes in creating spaces for them to have fuller and healthier relationships with themselves and others.

    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast

    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B., LMSW - Host
    Kristen Altmeyer - GM/VP, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay - Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 43 min
    274 - How Black Mental Wealth is Key to Life-long Success and Wellness, with Dr. Raquel Martin

    274 - How Black Mental Wealth is Key to Life-long Success and Wellness, with Dr. Raquel Martin

    Dr. Raquel Martin is on a mission to radically reimagine Black possibility by promoting Black mental health as key to legacy-building and longevity for generations to come. In this episode, she sits down with Minaa B to discuss black mental wealth -- what it is and what it looks like in practice.
    Dr. Martin is an experienced licensed clinical psychologist, devoted professor, acclaimed researcher, and scientist. She deeply believes in the power of Black mental wealth – an affirming, lifelong journey, that encourages Black people to center mental health practices as integral and intentionally linked to success and wellbeing.

    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast

    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B., LMSW - Host
    Kristen Altmeyer - GM/VP, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay - Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 42 min
    273 - Technology and Kids: How to Limit Social Media's Impact on Mental Health in Today's World

    273 - Technology and Kids: How to Limit Social Media's Impact on Mental Health in Today's World

    Julie Scelfo is the Founder/Executive Director of Get Media Savvy, a nonprofit using pop culture to establish a healthy media environment for kids and families. She is an award-winning journalist, a former New York Times staff writer, a media ecologist, an author, and a parent.
    Scelfo was moved to start Get Media Savvy after reporting on the youth mental health crisis and seeing suicidality affect children at ever-younger ages, and recognizing how a multitude of factors—including absent regulations and the lack of widespread media literacy—has created an unhealthy, unsafe media environment. In this episode Scelfo talks with Minaa B about how her coalition works to create a widespread cultural shift so everyone recognizes the existence of the media environment and its central role in human affairs.
    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast
    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B, LMSW -- Host
    Kristen Altmeyer -- VP/GM, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay -- Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 42 min
    272 - No More Suffering in Silence: How to Support and Care for New Parents with Postpartum Depression

    272 - No More Suffering in Silence: How to Support and Care for New Parents with Postpartum Depression

    Paige Bellenbaum, is a LCSW, and the Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer at The Motherhood Center of New York.
    In this episode, Bellenbaum sits down with Minaa B to discuss her experience with severe postpartum depression and how that drove her to fight for education, screening, and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently.

    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast

    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B., LMSW - Host
    Kristen Altmeyer - GM/VP, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay - Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 41 min
    271 - Building Confidence with Model and Self-love Advocate Achieng Agutu

    271 - Building Confidence with Model and Self-love Advocate Achieng Agutu

    Achieng Agutu is a Kenyan-born model, and digital content creator, who has made a name for herself through social platforms by serving us a daily bowl of motivation, daily affirmations, self-love and fearlessness.The positivity became a viral sensation, leading Vogue to name her the “Confidence Queen.” Global attention from major brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Away followed and she was also chosen for this year’s Create & Cultivate Top 100 list for creators.
    In this episode, Agutu sits down with Minaa B to discuss how she developed her confidence, stopped living for other people and what's up next for the "Confidence Queen."

    For more info visit: verywellmind.com/podcast

    The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
    Minaa B., LMSW - Host
    Kristen Altmeyer - GM/VP, Verywell Mind
    Jeremiah McVay - Podcast Producer/Editor

    • 32 min

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645 Ratings

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Find Amy at “Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin”

I was sad to see Amy’s show end but I see it just now has a new name.

Fortunately, Apple recommended it to me. It’s called Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin. She still does the Friday Fix episodes!

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Make friendships as Adults (can’t remember exact title)

This is podcast was very helpful for me. I’ve been struggling making friends…I’m 42 and basically started my life over 16 months ago because I was on the wrong path. I will use these tips.. 1. Finding friends who are like me. 2. Be vulnerable, open, and trusting. 3 Making time for them because it’s important for my wellbeing and the strength our relationship. I also learned it’s important to our health and happiness which with be a life changer for me. Thank you so much for this podcast.

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Therapeutic conversations

As a counselor myself, I really enjoy listening to this podcast! I’m inspired by the lessons about mental health. I encourage others to listen!

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