In the Blackseat

S2, Episode 1 | In the Blackseat, Mental Health

March 10, 2021 Liz M. Season 2 Episode 1
In the Blackseat
S2, Episode 1 | In the Blackseat, Mental Health
Show Notes

Welcome back to the Blackseat! It goes without saying that these are stressful times we are living in (and have been living in if you're Black in America). How do Black folks make it through? Some say prayer, some say therapy (I say both). In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Whyte, Dr. Kimani Norrington-Sands and AJ Springer (the Black Men episode) share their personal and professional stories about the state of mental health in the Black community. 

What are the unique challenges we have faced historically that lead to mental and emotional distress? How can we select the right professionals for us? How does dismantling systemic racism benefit our mental health? Why are mental health services for our children so important? As always, my guests share their Black heroes and their definition of Blackness. 

As I say in the intro, my sincere hope is that if you are on the fence about seeking health for mental and emotional difficulties, this episode will be the gentle nudge to get the assistance that you need. There is no shame, and you are worth it!