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For over 30 years, the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc. has provided a trusted culturally competent forum on the topic of mental health and related issues. We are bridge builders. From the Psychiatrist to the Grassroots Community level worker, Politicians to Educators, we provide an unapologetically Black space for those who work with marginalized communities across the United States and the world. Provocative, engaging, and thought provoking. The Black Mental Health Alliance is prepared to provide a bi-monthly podcast opportunity for all who understand (or are ready to learn) that #blackmindsmattter, first. We go live Friday August 28, 2020 at 3pm EST!
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Ep. 6 Black Love

Ep. 6 Black Love

2021-03-0601:05:15

February’s episode of Real Talk: Black Minds Matter is entitled Black Love. What does Black Love look like to you? Black love is a key element in building up our communities. Love looks different in different households throughout the Black community. It is our job to promote healthy Black Love for all relationship dynamics, including self love. In this podcast we will discuss what Black love looks like, the importance of healthy Black love and how we can change the narrative behind it. Our Co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Dr. Chanta Blue, Dr. Donna Oriowo and Author Bree Gordon  and will be discussing how theses women are educating and having a REAL impact on their communities around love.  Links/Information discussed in this episode:Dr. Oriowo social media: @annodrightDr. Blue social media: @nj_sextherapistBree Gordon social media: @breegordon_How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatter.BMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional.Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
Politics can often be guided by ethics drawn from religion. December’s episode of Real Talk: Black Minds Matter is entitled Your Righteous and Political Black Mind. Religion influences what political party many stand by and what political viewpoints they agree with based on their religious upbringing. There is a power within the church that can shift the narrative of politics for many Black people and also guide them in their times of darkness. Our Co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Rev. Brenda D. White and will discuss the role religion plays in politics and the REAL impact that religious leaders have on the righteous and political Black mind! Links/Information discussed in this episode:Paula White ( Trump's Spiritual Advisor) message: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/us-election-trump-paula-white-house-prayer-b1616014.html How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatterBMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional.Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
Politics can often be guided by ethics drawn from religion. December’s episode of Real Talk: Black Minds Matter is entitled Your Righteous and Political Black Mind. Religion influences what political party many stand by and what political viewpoints they agree with based on their religious upbringing. There is a power within the church that can shift the narrative of politics for many Black people and also guide them in their times of darkness. Our Co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Rev. Brenda D. White and will discuss the role religion plays in politics and the REAL impact that religious leaders have on the righteous and political Black mind! Links/Information discussed in this episode:Paula White ( Trump's Spiritual Advisor) message: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/us-election-trump-paula-white-house-prayer-b1616014.html How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatterBMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional.Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
Oh Black Church...Where art thou? is November’s podcast for Real Talk: Black Minds Matter. Historically, our churches have been the cornerstone of the black community for everything from the civil rights movement to public health awareness (i.e. Red Dress Sunday). It has been said that black people are more likely to look to their Pastor for advice, counseling, and political commentary as it relates to these challenging times. Our Co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Rev. Bryce Jones, Co-Pastor and BMHA Chaplain. This episode discusses the importance of collaboration and the absence of such  between mental health professionals and spiritual leaders as we understand the REAL strengths and limitations of the faith community as it relates to Black mental health.Links/Information discussed in this episode:Hood Feminism (Book):https://www.amazon.com/Hood-Feminism-Notes-Movement-Forgot/dp/0525560548 Reading While Black (Book):https://www.amazon.com/Reading-While-Black-American-Interpretation/dp/083085486X How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on Instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatterBMHA membership offers an opportunity to connect with a premiere mental health organization of clinicians, educators, researchers and change agents all focused on emotional healing and whole health for the global Black community. Our members enjoy the benefits of: 1) having their articles and position papers published on our online platforms; 2) free promotion of their events, book launches, and other initiatives on our social media accounts; 3) free or discounted tickets to our workshops and events offering VIP access to invited national thought leaders; 4) opportunities for mental health providers to earn CEUs free or at a discount; and 5) receiving member-only invitations for wellness and self-care activities. BMHA also offers a special benefit for clinicians who become members - their contact information in our database of providers interested in being connected with those in need of a mental health professional.Give to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
This podcast will discuss how police brutality disproportionately affects Black people and people of color, the link between experiences of police brutality and the collateral mental health affects. In this episode, co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones discuss what we need to teach our sons and daughters (and ourselves) if we are stopped by the police, what to expect, and what we should do. This is the REAL 411 on the 5-0!Links/Information discussed in this episode:Dare to be King Project by David Miller:Get Home Safely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiAVjVc8NGM&t=1sWeb: www.daretobeking.netTwitter: @uchangenowEmail: info@daretobeking.netTel: 410.215.8167 The Hate U Give (Book) Author: Angie ThomasPost Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Book) Author: Dr. Joy DeGruy How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community @BlackMindsMatter1 https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatterGive to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
Based upon Audre Lourde’s quote, Our Silence Won't Protect Us is the Black Mental Health Alliance’s inaugural podcast for Real Talk: Black Minds Matter. In this episode, co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Stefanie Brown James, co-founder of The Collective PAC. This timely discussion unpacks issues in relation to the upcoming local and national elections, the Black vote, the impact of systemic racism at play in the elections and our current political climate. It gets REAL! Links/Information discussed in this episode:The Collective PAC: A consortium of organizations including The Collective PAC and Collective Future – dedicated to recruiting, training, funding and supporting black candidates to run for office on the local, state and federal level. https://collectivepac.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collectivepac/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepacCensus 2020: While you have some extra time at home, please be sure to fill out your #2020census. This decides where federal money and resources are sent. We need to make sure that #bmorecounts this year more than ever. https://my2020census.gov/Your Silence will not protect you (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Your-Silence-Will-Not-Protect/dp/0995716226How can you get involved?Join the BMHA Social Media Community @BlackMindsMatter1 https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatterRegister Now for National Black Voter Registration Day: https://votetolive.orgGive to what matters #BlackMindsMatter We appreciate all donations and no amount is too small. Support us through GoFundMe Charity or when shopping on AmazonSmile Your contribution allows BMHA to change the conversation about mental health in the Black community, transform lives by connecting with culturally-affirming clinicians and leaders, and renew minds with insightful information from the village for the village.
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