The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast

The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast

Dr. Erlanger "Earl" Turner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, psychology professor, author, and nationally recognized mental health expert. He has been seen in numerous outlets such as Oprah Magazine, New York Times, and Washington Post. Join Dr. Earl as he shares his perspective as a Black male psychologist on the Breakdown with Dr. Earl Podcast. The Breakdown is a Mental Health Podcast that focuses on topics related to Black boys and men such as wellness, mental health, parenting, and personal development. Follow the podcast on instagram @thebreakdownwithdrearl or Dr. Earl on twitter @DrEarlTurner

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April 27, 2021 39 min
In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed trauma and adverse childhood experiences with Dr. Raquel Martin. Raquel Martin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist that holds her PhD in Medical and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Martin completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Martin has published research regarding mental health disparities and health equity. Her research ...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed coaching and therapy with Pervis Taylor III, M.A. We discussed life coaching, how coaching differs from therapy, and how life coaching can benefit men. Mr. Pervis Taylor III is an award-winning celebrity life coach, speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed Surthrival Mode, a book for men of color that teaches them how to process their emotions & mental health. He received his Master’...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed Imposter Syndrome (IP)with Stevon Lewis, LMFT. We discussed IP, what contributes to imposter feelings, and ways to manage. Stevon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker, and corporate consultant. In his private practice, he specializes in working with adults struggling with Impostor Syndrome. He has been a featured expert for various major television and media platforms, including...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed resilience among Black youth with Dr. Farzana Saleem. Dr. Saleem shared tips on racial and ethnic socialization and why it's important to discuss race. Dr. Saleem is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She earned her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the George Washington University and completed an APA accredited internship, with a spe...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed research on COVID-19 and substance use. He is also joined by a special guest, Charles Catchings. Charles is an addictions counselor focusing on motivational interviewing and group therapy for adult clients dealing with alcohol and other drug difficulties in a private residential and outpatient environment. He is also the founder of The Barbershop Group, an advocacy organization for men’s health a...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses anger and coping skills with Chris Jones, LMSW. Chris is a licensed therapist and owner of Fully Connected Counseling, LLC in Wichita, KS. His passion is to help people grow and to become more connected, and hopeful about living in today's disconnected society. Chris specializes in inner city male adolescents and men who suffer from depression, and anger. Guest: You can connect with Chris ...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed overcoming grief and loss with Dr. Damon Silas. Dr. Silas is a clinical psychologist, published author, speaker, teacher and coach. He is currently in private practice in the Charlotte, NC area, specializing in anxiety and trauma. He is also, along with Alyson Stoner, the co-developer and co-facilitator of Body Language, the holistic fitness program that reconnects mind-body-being through creativ...
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In the season 4 premiere, Dr. Earl discusses the benefits of gratitude on mental health and happiness. He also discusses the latest research on gratitude and identifies tips on applying gratitude in your daily life.  Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:  Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner Twitter: @DrEarlTurner Email: thebreakdownwi...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed the importance of finding a Black therapist with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Joy is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and host of the podcast Therapy for Black Girls. We discussed the importance of cultural competence, challenges faced by non-Black therapists, and tips on questions to ask to help find a good match when seeking therapy. Guest info: You can connect with Dr. Joy on Instagram at ...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl talks about being a Black man in America, racial identity development, systemic racism, #BlackInTheIvory, and offers some coping strategies. Take a listen and be sure to share your thoughts on social media at #TheBreakdownWithDrEarl. Therapists can purchase Dr. Earl's book on Amazon for more on Black mental health titled "Mental health among African Americans: Innovations in research and practice...
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In this episode, Dr.Earl discusses Black men and depression with Patrice N. Douglas, LMFT. Ms. Douglas is a licensed marriage and family therapist and she has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Allure, Vice, and other outlets.  In this episode, we discuss depression and Black men. Patrice shares her experience as a therapist working with Black men and helps us understand how depression may look different in men compared to women.   ...
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In the wake of the killings of Ahmed Arbury, Dreasjon Reed, and Breonna Taylor many are experiencing intense emotions. In addition to stress with COVID-19, increases in racism may lead to added difficulties. In this episode, Dr. Earl talks about racial trauma and offers some tips for coping.   Therapists can purchase Dr. Earl's book on Amazon for more on Black mental health titled "Mental health among African Americans: In...
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In this episode, Dr.Earl discusses Black boys and emotional intelligence with Avery Rosser, LPC.  Mr. Rosser is a board certified counselor in Atlanta and owner of We Climb Counseling and Consulting.    In this episode, we discuss issues impacting Black boys, masculinity norms, and how we teach boys what is acceptable about expressing emotions. Mr. Rosser also discusses his experience as a counselor and offers tips for parents on ...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses self-care and coping with COVID-19. Practicing self-care is important during this time given the self-isolation, stress, and working from home. In this episode, Dr. Earl invited some of his friends to join as a panel of mental health experts. Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, PhD shares her tips as a working mom, Dr. DéLon Isom, PhD discusses how music is helpful for coping, and Dr. Angela L. Harris, P...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses ADHD with Dr. Nekeshia Hammond. Dr. Hammond is the host of BWE Mental Health Moment with Dr. Hammond, Amazon international best-selling author, international speaker, and psychologist. She is the Founder of Hammond Psychology & Associates and the former President of the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Hammond has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and a variety of magazine and radi...
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In this bonus episode, Dr. Earl offers 4 tips for coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety. COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the world and many people are changing their behaviors. Listen as he provides his perspective as a psychologist. Links to Resources World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Dr. Earl's mindfulness tool: http://w...
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In this episode, Dr.Earl discussed therapy use among Black youth with Rashad “Bow Tie” Mills. Mr.Mills is a licensed professional counselor, radio host, and speaker in Baltimore,Maryland.  We discuss his journey to becoming a therapist, his work with Black youth, and how parents can encourage conversations around mental health.   Guest info:  You can connect with Mr. Rashad Mills on Instagram at Rashad_Bowtie_Mills. To learn mor...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses practicing self-care with Dr. Robyn L. Gobin. Dr. Gobin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is a nationally recognized expert on interpersonal trauma, women's mental health, and the cultural context of trauma recovery in the African American community. In this episode, we discuss types of self-care, common challe...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses Black men, mental health, and emotional vulnerability. How has the death of Kobe Bryant impacted men? Is society being more accepting of men being emotionally healthy? Listen to hear his perspective. Purchase Dr. Earl's book on Amazon: Mental health among African Americans: Innovations in research and practice NAMI treatment locator: https://www.nami.org/learn-more/treatment Connect w/ D...
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In this episode, Dr. Earl discusses mental health in the Black community with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble. Dr. Alfiee is an internationally recognized psychologist, author, speaker, and founder of The AAKOMA Project. We breakdown stigma in the Black community and how social media is changing opinions about seeking therapy.   Guest info:  You can connect with Dr. Alfiee on social media at dralfiee or aakomaproject. Learn more about ...
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