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Mental Health Matters with Marty
29 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 40: The Importance of a Mentor (Interview with Mentee - Brandon McDaniel)
Life can be confusing for children growing up in broken and blended families. Kids feel caught in the middle of trying to please both Dad and Mom when separation and divorce happens. But who can our children turn to? What do they do? I understand. I was once there too. Listen to my latest episode as interview my mentee, Brandon McDaniel as he shares REAL life situations that have occurred in his life. Brandon, I applaud you candidly sharing your experiences of growing up in the Mid-West in a splintered family. Thank you for expressing the need for Black Male Role Models! You have a bright future ahead of you!
27 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 39: Remaining Calm in a Restless World
44 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 38: Surviving a Stroke - Interview with Jeff L. Walker
Strokes are one of the leading causes of death for most Black Men. Strokes are 80% preventable!!! We have to pay attention to the warning signs from our bodies. Join me as stroke survivor, Jeff L. Walker, shares his powerful story! It is life changing. For additional information of the signs and symptoms of a stroke, please see the American Stroke Association at: www.stroke.org.
22 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 37: June is Men's Health Awareness Month
June is Men's Health Awareness Month. Why is this so critical to focus on Men's Health Awareness? The truth of the matter is that we as men fail to take care of of ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. During this episode, I discuss some of the challenges that men face and why we continue to have a fight or flight mentality when it comes to our mental and physical health. Enjoy.
23 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 36: A Conversation With My Brother, Part 2 - Rob Sellers
28 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 35: A Conversation With My Brother, Part 1 - Rob Sellers
21 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 34: Demented Deja Vu
Have you ever felt like you have been living in this nightmare of pain that simply won't go away? You have said to yourself, "I've been here before. I've already experienced this trauma and I'm tired of reliving it." Yes... not simply deja vu, but DEMENTED DEJA VU! So many of us are having symptoms of Vicarious Trauma when we are constantly reminded of the violent deaths of so many who have suffered unjustly at the hands of systemic racism. Please listen as I explain the signs and symptoms of Vicarious Trauma that many of us are experiencing this past year due to devastating events that has occurred in too many of our communities.
27 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 33: Child Abuse Prevention
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Too many children continue to suffer in silence in their homes, especially during this horrible pandemic, called COVID-19. Although child abuse reporting has decreased due to the coronavirus, hospitalization over the past year due to child abuse and neglect has NOT decreased - but has INCREASED!!! This is a problem. There is healing. There is help. There is hope. Child Abuse Prevention Hotline Number: 800- 4-A-Child; 800.422.4453
22 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 32: Bro...You Good?
Let's admit it, 2020 was a difficult year for so many of us. With that being said, too many of us were secretly suffering in silence in the shadow of shame due to political, social, economical, educational, cultural, racial, psychological, and medical disparities that so many experienced during the pandemic. One of the things that we can do to facilitate psychological change is to simply ask, "Bro, you good?" In other words, let's check in on each other. It is a simple thing, yet so powerful.
35 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 31: Black Fathers, Part 2
Join me in part 2 of our discussion on Black FATHERHOOD in Blended Families with three of my best friends: Stephen Dolphin, Brent Jones, and Vendon Smith. We share the sacrifice, the struggle, the strength, and the changing situations of blended families.
35 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 30: Black Fathers, Part I
Join me in this two part discussion on Black FATHERHOOD in Blended Families with three of my best friends: Stephen Dolphin, Brent Jones, and Vendon Smith. We share the sacrifice, the struggle, the strength, and the changing situations of blended families.
18 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Episode 29: Mental Health & the Vaccination
28 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 28: Coping With Lockdown Stress
Coping with stress is difficult, especially during this pandemic. Many of us have been exposed to complicated anxiety, depression, grief, and posttraumatic stress. Listen to the five (5) coping skills tips that I share during this podcast to better manager your mental health and wellness.
38 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 27: Mental Health & Finances featuring Vladimir Adonis
During this session, discover the mental pressures that we often carry due to the negative financial whoas that we all experience. Join me and Vladimir Adonis as we address three basic principles for financial and business success. He can be found at: www.vladimirmarketing.com.
24 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Episode 26: Just Breathe - Inhale and Exhale
It is time to BREATHE! We have experienced so much in 2020 that we need to BREATHE. Inhale and Exhale. Discover the five steps to taking a breath this year in releasing all the anxiety and frustrations from your past.
25 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Episode 25: Making the Most of a Fresh Start of a New Year
It is a NEW year and a NEW opportunity for a FRESH START. Too many are bogged down with the weight of the past, dragging the 100 pound negative weight into the FRESH START of this NEW YEAR. Discover the 5 key points on Making the Most of a FRESH START of a New Year.
60 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Episode 24: Mental Health, Black Men & Higher Education with G. Trey Taylor, LCSW
Listen to this very compelling interview with fellow therapist, G. Trey Taylor, LCSW, discuss mental health and black men. G. Trey Taylor is the host of Everybody, Relax...Podcast! Trey shares with host, Marty Sellers, his journey and challenges in the Mental Health Field. Too often, therapists don't look like Trey and myself. However, we do exist. As black men, we have to stop suffering in silence in the shadow of shame. There is help. There is hope. There are BLACK MALE THERAPISTS.
34 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Episode 23: Being Positive in Difficult Times with John Daniel, MFT Trainee
Remaining positive during times like these is a difficult thing to do. We are in COVID. We have had a some financial challenges. We are in stay at home orders. We are wearing masks. And now, we are about to approach the Holiday Season with all of this and some going on in our lives. What do we have to do to find light at the end of the tunnel? I'm glad you asked. Join me as I interview, Mr. Positivity - John Daniel. You will be inspired and uplifted all at the same time. For additional information, go to my website at: www.mentalhealthmarty.com. IG - @mental_health_martyFB - Mental Health Matters with Marty IG for John - @thewayywithjayy
21 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Episode 22: Beating the Holiday Blues during COVID
Holiday Blues are real, but add COVID and it is magnified. Discover some important tools to help you manage your anxiety and depression during this "different" holiday experience. Also, I share some vital tips for those who are trying to maintain their sobriety during this COVID Holiday as well. Please share with those who could use support and hope during what appears to be unhopeful times. You are NOT alone! There is HOPE. There is HELP. There is HEALING.
53 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Episode 21: HIV & Mental Health - Interview with Donta Morrison, Community Change Agent
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Join me as I welcome special guest, Donta Morrison, Community Change Agent from Los Angeles. Donta shares his personal story in being a Black man living in America with HIV. Check out his complete story not only on this episode, but at his website: www.dontamorrison.com. The theme for the 2020 observance is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact”. World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.
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