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32 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Postpartum Depression: Letting go of the guilt
In this episode is dedicated to all the mothers and aspiring mothers out there! Amoya is joined by her close friend Ashley (Shay) who shares her journey through motherhood, experiencing the grey cloud of postpartum depression and how she found herself again.
41 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Clinical Mental Health: Keeping it real
First episode of 2021! In episode 9, Amoya collaborates with Tina*, Supervisee in Social with and Lucy*, resident in counseling. Together they discuss their experiences, sacrifices as well as how working in the mental health field has influenced them professionally and personally.
17 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
In this episode Amoya is joined by Clif who shares his childhood experiences and provides insight regarding how he coped with depression, PTSD and suicidality.
22 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
You can't spell therapy without RAPE
In this follow up episode, Amoya is joined by a special guest who refers to herself as EndRapeKulture. EndRapeKulture shares her experience with trauma, CPTSD, seeking therapy and how art has helped her towards a journey of healing. *This episode was recorded via Zoom, some of the audio may be muffled or echoed*
9 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
It's not you... it's your trauma.
In this episode Amoya discusses the importance of trauma informed care, recognizing and understanding how traumatic experiences impacts an individual’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Amoya also discusses signs of childhood sexual abuse, warning signs as well as adverse effects of trauma.
28 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Mental Health: The Male Perspective
In this episode Amoya and her friend Zaire discuss mental health, specifically depression as it relates to men. Amoya provides insight on symptoms and discusses the factors that influence depression being undiagnosed in men. While Zaire provides insight on why it’s hard for men to open up about their mental health struggles.References https://www.medscape.com/answers/286759-14692/what-are-the-dsm-5-criteria-for-diagnosis-of-major-depressive-disorder-clinical-depression#qna https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/male-depression/art-20046216
37 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
In this episode Amoya discusses her personal experience with anxiety & how she learned to cope. Amoya also provides insight on anxiety disorder, specifically generalized anxiety. Follow @listentotheunseen & elevyntwo on Instagram for further information and resources.Reference https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. The basic in-text citation should look like this: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Trauma, Privilege & RAGE: The Slaying of Black People
The state of our country and it’s continued display of racism is so disgusting that I literally can’t breath. In this episode Sunny and I discuss black trauma, white privilege & the rage we feel for the slaying of our black brothers and sisters. Follow @listentotheunseen & @elevyntwo on Instagram for further information and resources.Reference: https://www.hvtn.org/en/community/community-compass/vol18-issue1/historical-trauma.html https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/projects/infantmortality/session2.2.pdf
32 minutes | May 22, 2020
Damned if you do, Damned if you Don't
In this episode, Amoya & Sunny dive into the history of black mental health, mistreatment/mistrust as well as representation. Episode 2 also brings light to the black male experience and the efforts we can make to help promote black mental health.*AUDIO IS LOW ON THIS EPISODE* References https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/mental-illness-in-black-community-1700-2019-a-short-history/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/suicide-attempts-increasing-among-black-children-and-teens/ https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Diverse-Communities/African-American-Mental-Health NAMI African American Mental Health https://commons.trincoll.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1074/files/2016/11/Sumner_2000.pdf Francis Cecil Sumner https://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/11/prosser Inez Beverly Prosser http://www.namisa.org/uploads/5/0/7/8/5078292/africanamerican_mentalhealth_nami_factsheet_2009.pdf NAMI AA Mental Health Fact Sheet
24 minutes | May 21, 2020
Mental Health & Homelessness
There is a significant correlation between individuals who experience homelessness and psychiatric disorders. The inability to secure permanent housing and untreated mental illnesses contributes to the overall deterioration of health.
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