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?

Episodes

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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“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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“Pink gators, my Detroit players Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn”. Brandon Frame w/ Jerrell and Richard and talks The Black Man Can, why seeing positive black images is good for our mental , and much more. Detroit Residents Affected by June 25-26 Rain Event: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/water-and-sewerage-department/dwsd-customer-service/dwsd-damage-claims-sewage-backups 🎶 x @hystericvl
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June 16, 2021 66 min
Mental Health Awareness is 24/7/365. We joined our Friend of the Show, Ty the Pod Guy of The Opinionated Bruhtha Podcast about why Mental Health Matters for us as Black Men, why we need our safe spaces, and Ty states his opinion on where Mental Matters Podcast stands in historical terms. 🎶 x @hystericvl
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Film Director and fellow Jerk Chicken enthusiast Charles Kennedy Jr. tells us how his Mental Health journey led him to directing the film, Affliction. Shoutouts: J. Cole - The Off-season on Tidal: The Offseason x J. Cole Charles Kennedy Jr: https://instagram.com/ckennedyjr Affliction Film: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/afflictionmovie/ 🎶 x @hystericvl
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May 8, 2021 65 min
May is for Mother’s Day and Mental Health Awareness month - however, everyone’s view or definition on celebrating their moms may be different. We get into the real parts of what relationships with mothers may look like and the ways in which your mom can impact your mental health. Intro 🎵 : Your Mental Matters by @Hysteric Shoutouts: Piff Marti - Boys Do Cry on Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/155752525 National Alli...
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Our cohost Richard joins Dr Bridget Leonard (known as Dr. B) In her panel series “Let’s Talk Grown Folk Style” when it comes to raising Black Sons in 2021 with everything going on in the world.
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April 15, 2021 59 min
One of the ways we can eliminate stressors in our life is to identify what positively or negatively impacts us, or our triggers. Jerrell and Richard discuss what triggers them and what to do when you know you know. 🎶 x @hystericvl Links to Articles: Minnesota Police murder Daunte Wright - Https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/12/minnesota-police-shooting-daunte-wright 9 Helpful Tips When Working from Home Tri...
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The only thing worse than our current day trauma is Black Generational Trauma. Join us as we go back to our discussion on Black mental health, our trauma and how we work together to make things better for the next generation with Dr. Donna Coleman as apart of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated of Southfield Michigan and their Black History Month week of events. 🎶 x @hystericvl Shoutouts: Alpha Phi Alpha Frate...
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Many people have turned to cooking from home and trying new recipes as their stress reliever of choice since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Culinary Influencer and Host of “Cooking with Friends”, Alex Hill, joins us to discuss how creations in the kitchen can improve our mental health and why cooking can be your self-care activity. Contact Info Alex Hill @justaddhotsauce_ https://linktr.ee/justaddhotsauce_ Ἳ...
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Apologies require action: Mr. Nate Carela LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)helps us learn the difference of Being Sorry vs. Apologetic, how your apologizing takes two, and knowing the correct apology language makes all the difference. Contact Info G. Nathanael "Nate" Carela, LMFT (313)279-8034 nate@crcdd.com counselingandresourcecenter.com 🎶 x @hystericvl Shoutouts: Links to info from epis...
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“Some of that RAISE UP THE ROOF, 90 PROOF Religion” Bishop Daryl Harris helps us clear up the history and stigma of “Pray It Away” when it comes to your mental health as well as where the divide of your faith and mental health comes from in the Spiritual sense.
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Let’s go into the New Year with Good Intentions and No Regrets. This episode is our Goodbye to all things 2020 and how we want to step with purpose and intent in 2021. 🎶 x @hystericvl Shoutouts: Celine Christine Skincare and Clothing 👕🧼 - https://www.etsy.com/shop/celinechristinebrand Black Fire Winery and Brewery 🍷🍻- http://blackfirewinery.com/ Links to articles from episode: htt...
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After the year we experienced, we head into the new year and plan to leave somethings in the past: systemic racism, COVID19, the number 45 (y’all know the orange reason why) and gaslighting. We cover how gaslighting is toxic, why vaccines keep us all safe, and why “Frazier” needs to make a comeback. 🎶 x @hystericvl Links to articles from episode: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/12/19/18140830/gaslighting-rela...
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November 24, 2020 46 min
When Summer turns into Fall, you look up and POOF: It’s 5:15pm. The Winter Blues don’t just come from out of thin air - it’s Seasonal Affective Disorder and we are discussing how we will fight it during the Holiday Season. 🎶 x @hystericvl Links to articles from episode: 1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651 2. https://blog.genomind.com/10-ways-to...
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November 9, 2020 61 min
As 2020 rolls along, it seems like we just need to get our things in order, grab our snacks, some comfy socks. We may be working and living at home through the holiday season. Jerrell and Richard talk through the ways to prepare for spending Thanksgiving season in the midst of COVID-19. 🎶 x @hystericvl . . Shoutout - @traderjoes @mcbridesisters Links to articles from episode 1. Separating Work-life from Hom...
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We held our live recording during the first ever Virtual @nsbeconvention and discussed the importance of having REAL friends to establish transparency and conversations that you need to have. 🎶 x @hystericvl
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September 21, 2020 60 min
We back!! Sorry for the wait as we have been All ZOOMed out. @Zoom is a very reliable tool and proven to be a helpful during 2020. However, if one more person schedules a Zoom “anything”!? Let’s talk about Establishing Boundaries while we Work From Home and how crucial it is maintaining our sanity, and the tools so you can do just that. 🎶 x @hystericvl Article Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90518168/6-reasons-w...
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