Black People Die By Suicide Too Podcast

Black People Die By Suicide Too Podcast

Black People Die By Suicide Too Podcast (formerly Fireflies Unite Podcast with Kea) is hosted by T-Kea Blackman and Jordan Scott. Their mission is simple; normalize the conversation about suicide in the Black community, provide hope, and resources. New episodes are available bi-weekly on Wednesdays. Follow Podcast On IG & TikTok: @blackpeoplediebysuicidetoo Podcast Website: Email Us: T-Kea's IG: @t_keablackman Jordan's IG: @thelatebluumer If you are in a mental health crisis, dial "988."


September 27, 2023 44 mins

Introduction | T-Kea and Jordan discuss the role of peer support specialists and the positive impact peers have on mental health and substance use recovery.
Spotlight | Don Cornelius, founder and co-host of Soul Train, who died on 2 /1/2012 at 75 years old
Resource | Conduct an internet search for peer support in your state. There is likely a credentialing process or program if you are interested in becoming a Peer.

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 T-Kea and Jordan are joined by Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne, licensed clinical psychologist and author, for a discussion about suicide while being a high achiever.

Spotlight | Jas Waters, screenwriter and journalist who worked on TV shows such as This is Us, died by suicide on June 9, 2020

Kevin Ward, former Mayor of Hyattsville, MD, died by suicide on January 25, 2022.
Lowell Hawthorne, CEO and Founder o...

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T-Kea and Jordan are joined by Alisha Bryant and her daughter Harmony Allen who is the parent of a child currently struggling with on-going suicidal ideation.
Traeh Thyssen, 13-year-old student who died by suicide on Oct 3, 2019.
I Have A Heart is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide information, resources, and support to combat bullying and prevent youth suicide. The ...

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August 15, 2023 46 mins
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Elise Antoine, MSW and Life Coach, joins T-Kea and Jordan to discuss her personal experience with suicide as a social worker, Christian, and Haitian-American. Elise also discusses how her personal experience led to the founding of an organization dedicated to dismantling the stigma around mental health.
Personal IG: eliseiantoineWebsite: www.eliseiantoine.comNon-profit IG: ripthestigma

Attorney, TV Corres...

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Lisa Daughtrey, mental health advocate, motivational speaker, TV & radio contributor and founder of BE Eazy, joins T-Kea and Jordan to discuss the loss of her son who died to suicide as a teenager.

Get your tickets! BLACK & SUICIDAL: The Rise of Suicide in the Black Community


  • Ian Daughtrey (18) of Alexandria, VA 
  • Nah’Jaron Holme...
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Jillian Pelzer, LPC, joins T-Kea and Jordan to share her connection to suicide which influenced her to pursue a career as a therapist. She also discusses the creation of low-cost support groups to provide accessible treatment.
Business: Graceland Therapeutics LLCPersonal IG: _mentallyjillBusiness IG: gracelanddmv

Join us for our first in-person event:
Black & Suicidal: The Rise of Suicide in the Black Communit...

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For today’s topic, we are discussing mental health and suicide as it relates to individuals within the LGBTQIA + community. We are joined by Brittknee Kristin Hanani and she will share her experience with suicide as a member of the community, and a mental health professional. 

Resource: Trevor Project, who’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. You can check them out at ...

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June 7, 2023 42 mins
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Kea of Fireflies Unite launches a new show Black People Die By Suicide Too Podcast. In this episode, Kea shares why she is launching the podcast and introduces you to her co-host.

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During the last episode, Kea says her final goodbye to the podcast and hello to the other opportunities for Fireflies Unite.
Read Article On Top 20 Suicide Survival Podcast and see Fireflies Unite With Kea Feature
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February 22, 2021 14 mins

On this week's episode, we are joined by Jamie Rockymore-Bess, Editor in Chief of Healthful Living Magazine, who discusses why she created her mental health magazine. Learn more about Healthful Living Magazine!

Jamie Rockymore-Bess is the Founder of Helpful Living Magazine, a mental health magazine that educates readers about mental health/wellness. She recently launched the 4th issue focusing on social injustice and ...

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On this week's episode we are joined by Tyshiana Johnson and she discusses self-love and self-care while offering tips to become the best version of ourselves.

Articles By Tyshiana:
How To Practice Self-Love
How To Practice Self-Care For Beginners

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February 7, 2021 10 mins
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On this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Bee, a Wellness and Strengths Coach, Journalist, Transformational Speaker, and Photographer. She discusses grief besides the loss of a loved one and self-care tips while grieving.

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Website (Raw Honey)

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December 28, 2020 4 mins
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December 24, 2020 3 mins

After an eight week break, Kea comes back with some sad news for the fireflies family.

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October 5, 2020 11 mins
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