Mental Matters Podcast

Mental Matters Podcast

In the world, there are so many people, especially males, who suffer from mental illnesses for a multitude of reasons. Mostly because it is just uncomfortable to talk about or they are ashamed. Join us (Jerrell and Richard) as we start the discussion and help shift the culture's perspective and mindset on mental health. What's On Your Mind?

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September 19, 2022 61 min
This summer has been BUSY - But sometimes that’s a good place to be. Rich and Jerrell discuss what’s been going on with traveling, latest events, matching shoe things and what is to come on the Mental Matters Podcast.
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The Doctor Checks In with the Mental Matters Podcast. We get into our favorite self care topic of discussion - our shoes including one of the nation’s first sneaker laundry companies, The Shoe Doctor. The Highland Park native, Kenneth Taylor, talks about his journey into entrepreneurship how sneaker culture isn’t the same since the raffles started, and how Jerrell finally catching up to his high school sneaker rival. You can fi...
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Not self-checking in is bad for your health. Jerrell and Richard discuss 5 Questions you should be asking yourself daily for your mental health as we power through Minority (now BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month. Also - how July has been a heck of a time, birthday things, did you say Mental Wellness Ambassador and Panelist? Check the recap on YouTube at Black Mental Wellness How t...
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Hood Terms of Endearment Pt 1 - Giving Back ft. Denzell T by Richard W, Jerrell M
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Episode 84: Beyoncé, Jay-Z Made Mental Matters? by Richard W, Jerrell M
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They can’t F with the light. America the Great…? Meh. The air feels lighter today after sitting with our sis THEE Dr Patrice Douglas aka DR P! From discussing her shoe love like us, to breaking down the latest events in New York, California and now Texas, and how to deal with the grief that Rich recently experienced, Dr. Patrice Douglas is here to help us to identify our lights in dark spaces. And how Rich is ahead of the cultur...
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Diddy Boppin with Curtis Roach! Jerrell and Rich sit down with Detroit’s rising talent, Curtis Roach We discuss his musical journey, how Bored in the House became America’s Pandemic Anthem, how his latest album (The Joy Tape - Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/204110675) tells his journey out of a dark space, and why his mental matters to him. Listen to Curtis Roach on all streaming platforms Tidal: https://tidal.com/artist/8284...
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Jerrell and Richard are back to reflect on what 4 years in pod feels like, settle the score on who truly has the most shoes in their closet, what DJ KaySlay meant for some of your favorite hip hop artists, and more. Link for all things Mental Matters: https://linktr.ee/mentalmatterspodcast Including Merch Collab with F1rst Creations! - https://f1rstcreations.com/collections/mental-matters-x-f1rst-creations Mental Matters Podc...
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From “West Philadelphia: Born and Raised” to the Oscars, from “College Dropout” to winning a Grammy, yet the negative define us. Maybe Will and Kanye had some bad days? Jerrell and Richard discuss accountability within our community, why it is important to understand the full picture, and how/when to address things.
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Winter and all it’s blues are over. As we decompress from a very cold winter, the loss of an hour’s time as well as loved ones and more, a much needed bro talk was needed from sports we are watching, why Belair just hasn’t missed, why the latest release of Jordans is it for 2022 and what we believe spring has in store.
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Our guest, Brittney Channer, helped us tackle a much needed conversation about how we as a culture should heal internally before we engage in dating. Shoutout: Cuffin Season - https://youtube.com/channel/UCTGMoZVdJaYmJzAkz-RUVLw Brittney Channer - Instagram- @_brittchan https://instagram.com/_brittchan Twitter- @_brittchan https://twitter.com/_brittchan?s=21 Intro Music x @hysteric Website: www.mentalmatters...
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February 13, 2022 78 min
To all the Ladies in the place with style and grace, allow us to lace this community with some unity. Richard hates when guys ask what women bring to the table. Jerrell has the answers on how Men should set the table instead. New Segment: What’s On Feet? As our podcast is dedicated to Fellow Black Men, one of the things we take pride in is what is on our feet. Jerrell and Richard will breakdown what’s new to their shoe collectio...
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January 24, 2022 58 min
As 2022 begins, we catch up on all the holiday moments, how Cool Grey Jordan 11s played a major role in our Bromance and how Dr King’s dream translates into today’s fight for justice. Shoutout: SoleSavy - https://solesavy.com/ All things Mental Matters - https://linktr.ee/mentalmatterspodcast Intro 🎶 x @Hysteric
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As 2021 comes to a close, this episode was likely our most important of the year. We sat down with Sebastian Jackson - Master Barber and Founder of Social Club Grooming Company in Detroit. We discuss everything including: - why a barber’s chair can be our most vulnerable and safest space, - the journey of Detroit’s young Master Barber in Training - Cameron Tucker, - and how Reggie Bush, Big Sean, and Jalen Rose (amongst many othe...
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Our Friend of the Mental Matters Community, Kevin Dedner MPH, as he talks about his mental health and how his experience with Depression and Mental Illness helped him find Hurdle Health - (originally Henry Health - first Mental Health App for Black Men) as well as his 1st book (The Joy of the Disinherited. - Available wherever books are sold). Link to Kevin’s Website and Book: https://www.kevindedner.com/ Shoutout: Hurdle Hea...
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October 26, 2021 62 min
These kids finally got shoe money! Jerrell and Richard got their Air Jordan 6… *Dr. Evil Voice* Bordeaux. This episode is a deep dive into how Sneakers has turned into a lifestyle, their top 5 Jordans on on their wanted list, and how being Eastbay magazines and being told no has turned into endless scrolling on the Nike app. Shoutouts: Luxury Strikes Bowling - http://luxurystrikebowling.com/ Intro Music x @hysteric
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September 27, 2021 53 min
This episode, we tackle Gaslighting, those out here just existing and trying your best to do so, and why the Sound of Victory helped Rich return you back to where you are. Shoutouts: You - our community!! We love each and everyone of you all, flaws and all!! We have all been through things in 2021 but this is still our year. Thank you for every listen and stream to date. Intro 🎶 x @hystericvl
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September 13, 2021 57 min
“I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie, to the hip hip-hop, and you don't stop the rock it to the bang-bang, boogie say "up jump" the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.” It was these words alone that started decades of self confessional, soul changing, impactful bars. Hip Hop and Mental Health have a special relationship in Black Culture. Jerrell and Richard share how discussions around Mental Health hav...
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September 1, 2021 64 min
“Know ya self, know ya worth.” Much to catch up on - including how Richard’s career has come full circle, how Jerrell has has lived his best life of self care. We discuss how to understand your Self Worth and how it relates to a peace of mind. Shoutouts: Nike stepping up for its Employee’s Mental Health. - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nike-mental-health-employees-break-paid-b1911380.html What is Self W...
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July 19, 2021 60 min
Pride Flags and the Word “Ally” ONLY during June is lazy advocacy that must be stopped. Our Brother Christopher Edgar-Smith LMSW joins us and helps redefine what true advocacy looks like for all our black men - including for the LGBTQIA+ community regardless of who is in the room, how genuinely taking time to understanding pronouns/identities can go a long way, why we as Black Men should address Homophobia in many layers and ...
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