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The Process

The Process

September 12, 2020

Today we're holding space and providing opportunity to traverse the experience of being black. We begin to see what "healing enough" looks like.

A Space for Blackness

A Space for Blackness

August 14, 2020

Leroy, from BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental-Health shares his wisdom, insight and magnetic energy as we discuss black wellness, wholeness and healing. We learn about ways to create healing organizations and culturally responsive mental health practices and spaces. He also defines and unpacks "black masculinity".

 

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Decolonizing the Mind

Decolonizing the Mind

July 24, 2020

Jose Paez joins the Chill Spot to discuss how colonialism impacts the mental health of people of color. We also explore decolonization of American social constructs and review liberation practices. 

 

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The Ballot or the Bullet

The Ballot or the Bullet

July 16, 2020

Dr. Boris Ricks, whose expertise is in urban politics, joins the Chill Spot today. We examine the psychological burden of being black, marginalized and undermined in America. We also explore the physiological and psychological impact of police brutality and Dr. Ricks talks about economic and political transformation and the barriers we currently face in achieving progress.

How do we heal?

How do we heal?

July 1, 2020

Continuation from last episode's conversation around police brutality, trauma and how it impacts individuals, families and communities. How do we heal, and what is healing-enough? We also begin to unpack implicit bias.

Hunted: The Black Male Psyche

Hunted: The Black Male Psyche

June 16, 2020

In this episode, we talk about the trauma black males experience when seeing other black men murdered. We examine trauma, it's impact on communities of color, and dive deeper into Dr. Lipscomb's research on black male grief. We also look at resilience, and what to do after the trauma experience.

What the F*ck is Mental Health?

What the F*ck is Mental Health?

June 8, 2020

Today’s topic is intended to explore the meaning of mental health. First, through exploring the difference between mental health and mental illness. Then looking at how mental health/wellness has affected communities of color. 

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