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Talk About It: The Mental Health Podcast
56 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Episode 28: Tired of Talking About Mental Health: The Finale
On this week's episode, are Asia and Mario saying goodbye? Our hosts go in-depth about the highs, lows, joys, and challenges of Season 2 including behind the scenes insight. Asia reveals her plans for the future while Mario gives a peak into his thoughts on his upcoming fatherhood and what it all means to the future of the podcast. Big changes to come in 2020. 3:15 - Give It Up 4:40 - Season 2 Recap 6:00 - Mental Health Overload 11:35 - Boundaries and Changing Minds 18:50 - Giving All Of Your Authentic Self 36:55 - One Hard Truth 53:18 - Closing Out
32 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Did Ya Bring Ya Lil Friend Too Soon? Thanksgiving and Mental Health
On this week's episode, Asia and Mario answer the important question of when is the best time to bring your partner to Thanksgiving for the first time. Plus our hosts share Thanksgiving stories and, of course, what they are most thankful for this year. 3:15 - Give It Up 6:11 - Asia and Mario's Thanksgiving Adventure 14:03 - Ya Lil Friend 16:28 - The 'Take A Walk Break' 18:03 - Consider The Characters 22:41 - Choosing The Family Visit 29:30 - Expectations of This Thanksgiving 31:10 - Close out and well wishes
39 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Episode 26 (S2E8): Hope Is Not A Strategy
On this week's episode of Talk About It: The Mental Health Podcast, Asia and Mario give tips on how to turn hope into action by executing SMART Goals. Never give up hope but hope without a plan is like running a marathon on a treadmill. 4:10 - Give It Up 8:51 - Hope Does Not Equal Action 11:20- Pursuit of Happyness/Jaden Smith 12:28 - S.M.A.R.T. 14:06 - Measurable 15:10 - Achievable 18:40 - Are You Afraid To Set Goals For Yourself 22:15 - Failure is Feedback 24:50 - Falling Short Doesn't Freeze Me 28:15 - How Far Would You Drive Without Street Signs
44 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Episode 25 (S2E7): Why Am I So Tired From Doing What I Love?
Have you ever heard the saying "I want a life that I don't have to take a vacation from." How about "do what you love so it never feels like work." But are these realistic for your mental health? This week Mario and Asia discuss being tired from and, sometimes, tired of doing what you love. Marshawn Lynch. Summer Walker, and mental fatigue. 2:00 - Give It Up 5:00 - I am TIRED 19:00 - Leave it at the door? 21:05 - Summer Walker 25:16 - Drake got booed 37:00 - Action steps to re-energize yourself 42:13 - Wrap up
43 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Episode 24 (S2E6): How To Experience A Scorpio
Happy Scorpio season! This week, our very own Scorpio hosts, Asia and Mario talk about the impact of Scorpio season and the ways to best experience a Scorpio close to you. We also shout out some of our favorite Scorpio celebs and athletes!
25 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Episode 23 (S2E5): 10 Things To Do Before 2020
Must do list before the end the decade. Asia and Mario give 10 tips to set yourself up for a healthy end to 2019 and a clearer start to 2020.
36 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
Episode 22 (S2E4): Fighting In The Open ft. Mental Health America
This week, Asia and Mario connect with our friends at Mental Health America to talk all the ways Mental Health America contributes to supporting those struggling with mental illness and increasing mental health awareness.
39 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
Episode 21 (S2E3): When Giving Love And Light Is Trash
Have you ever felt like your trauma is dismissed? This week, Mario and Asia talk about moments when receiving extreme positivity can be detrimental when struggling with mental health.
32 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Episode 20 (S2E2) Losing A Son, Gaining A Community
National Alliance on Mental Illness (MI) Executive Director Kevin Fischer joins us to tell the story of learning of his son's mental illness diagnosis resulting in a loss he could not prepare for. Kevin is our first guest in our Expert Of His Story series during NAMI's Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
39 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Episode 19 (S2E1): That's How I Am: Struggling With Growth
Have you ever said 'That's just how I am?' In this season 2 premiere, Asia and Mario talk growth, challenges of growth, and how to find ways to identify that you are growing.
33 minutes | May 7, 2019
Season 1 Finale: Mental Health Awareness Month
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Do you prioritize your mental health? Awesome! We do too! In Episode 18 (the season finale!) Mario and Asia recap the highlights from episodes 1-17. The hosts pay gratitude to the audience and give a preview of what to expect in season 2. Tune in and discuss the topics w/ loved ones to decrease the stigma of mental health.
49 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Boundaries In Professional Relationships
Russell Wilson's record setting pay day came with some boundaries he had to set with the Seahawks. Do you deserve more money or more time to complete that task? Establishing boundaries in any relationship can provoke overwhelming emotions. In episode 17, Mario and Asia provide 3 ways to establish boundaries in the work setting in-order to decrease stress, become your most productive self and to receive the pay that you deserve.
43 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Black Mental Health Pt.2: Therapy for Beginners.
Seeking mental health treatment for the first time can be an anxiety provoking process. In episode 16, Mario and Asia talk D Wade's retirement and entry to therapy and provide the top 5 things to expect in your first therapy session. Mario shares his experience from a clients perspective and Asia discusses beginning therapy with clients as a black mental health professional.
46 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Handle With Care: Practicing Vulnerability
According to Dictionary.com: Vulnerability is the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed either physically or emotionally. In Episode 15, Mario and Asia discuss the relationship between vulnerability, risk factors and resilience. They give examples of how to determine when and when NOT to put yourself in a vulnerable situation.
57 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
SPRING CLEANING: Letting Go
With Rob Gronkowski and Connor McGregor retiring, Let's talk letting go. Spring is a time for growth! But in order to grow, we have to let go. In Episode 14, Mario and Asia provide steps for releasing whatever keeps us from expanding and moving forward. By offering different scenarios of real-life experiences, we build on what it means to set boundaries for self-care and self-growth.
41 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Exposed: Trust Issues and Insecurities
When do we begin to develop trust issues? In Episode 13, Mario and Asia discuss what that really means and the difference between trust issues and the need for protective boundaries. We dive into healthy mechanisms for guarding ourselves from harm while sharing personal experiences and ways to overcome trust issues.
52 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
The Cut Off: Setting Boundaries
Setting boundaries allows us space to heal. In Episode 12, Mario and Asia discuss how self awareness and consistency are key to setting boundaries. The hosts share personal examples of setting boundaries in relationships. Although some will have the audacity to double dutch over your boundary line, remember this is about you and only you.
55 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Self Care In Real Time
Who knows you better than you? How long will you put off what you need right now? In Episode 11, Mario and Asia are transparent about encountering hurdles in their personal lives and prioritizing self-care.They express their love for each other as best-friends and extend support while discussing how they overcome mental health challenges and reference NBA Forward Michael Beasley’s post regarding his feelings towards his mother’s death. This episode is about autonomy and taking responsibility for your own well-being.
60 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
3 Months and Done? Mental Health in Relationships Pt. 1
Connecting with people can be easy, but building healthy romantic relationships takes INTENTION. In episode 10, Mario and Asia went on IG Live for an interacting experience with the audience about relationships. Along with viewers, they identify the key components to a healthy romantic partnership. Are we being honest about our motives and needs? What does it take to grow together and individually within a relationship? Join us in this ongoing conversation by following @tlkaboutitpodcast, @itsuhme_mario and @pettypix on Instagram!
51 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Less Friends, More Support Systems
Is there a difference in considering someone a ‘friend’ as oppose to a ‘support system’? In episode 9, Mario and Asia explore the differences, share NBA player Keyon Dooling’s perspective, and share the responses provided by individuals on Instagram when asked that question. In addition, they share their beliefs on what a support system is and the shared responsibility of creating and being a support system. Are you someone's support system? How do you know?
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