Mind Ya Mentals Podcast: featuring Tim and Mal

Mind Ya Mentals Podcast: featuring Tim and Mal

Mind Ya Mentals Podcast is all about equipping black people with the tools they need to manage and understand their mental health. We work to undue the stigma that surrounds mental health, and address different issues that are prevalent in our society. Join us every other Sunday and always make sure to MIND YA MENTALS!

Episodes

August 16, 2023 44 mins
In this episode hosts Tim and Mal sit down to chat about the importance of a positive self image, and the work that goes into really getting to know yourself. Tim shares his expert opinion on how people can go about building a positive self image, while also exploring his own journey to self worth and love. So please make sure to tune in, subscribe, share the episode, and mind ya MENTALS!!
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal continue their conversation with Dr. James Norris, therapist and community activist from Los Angeles, California. Dr. Norris is a 38-year-old black man who grew up in the inner city of Los Angeles, California, in a single-parent household. Gun violence was a frequent occurrence in his neighborhood. Even though Dr. Norris was exposed to many negative experiences, his mother stressed to him that educ...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with Dr. James Norris, therapy and community activist from Los Angeles, California. Dr. Norris is a 38-year-old black man who grew up in the inner city of Los Angeles, California, in a single-parent household. Gun violence was a frequent occurrence in his neighborhood. Even though Dr. Norris was exposed to many negative experiences, his mother stressed to him that education would be the ave...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with Dr. Taunya Tinsley, owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program that includes a ministry division, Love and Basketball Ministries, where she provides individual, marriage, family and group counseling and consultative services. Dr. Tinsley has over 25 years working in the secondary and college/university academic, athletic and sporting environments. Her experien...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal talk about the importance of doing not only the physical work/maintenance but also extend that effort to our mind and spirit. With a renewed and updated outlook on life, it's possible to see our current challenges in a different way to overcome them more easily. As always Tim does and excellent job of providing the technical context and expertise from a clinical perspective. So please make sure to ...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal continue their talk about existentialism, and the role we play as individuals in our own happiness and success. Tim and Mal also get deeper into the importance of having personal core values, and working to align those values with the world around you. This is a great philosophical conversation with real life applications, so as always make sure to tune in, subscribe, share the episode, and mind ya...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect to talk about existentialism, and what it means to be an individual person versus weighing our decisions against the good of all people. Mal and Tim get DEEP into this conversation and dive into some pop culture incidents that have taken place, and the importance of always making sure you take care of your mental health so you can view things through their proper lens. This is part one of a...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with singer, musician, educator, and activist Al-Jabril Muhammad for part two of his interview. Al continues his conversation about intersectionality, being non-binary, and his journey to becoming a renowned opera singer. As always tune in, subscribe, share the episode, and mind ya MENTALS!!
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with singer, musician, educator, and activist Al-Jabril Muhammad to talk about intersectionality and how he has managed to navigate being his full authentic self in a world that doesn't accept certain components of his identity. Al talks about his path to understanding his intersections, the importance of showing up as his whole self, and his journey to identifying as non-binary. Al has a r...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect to talk about the overlap between mental health and media. The hosts dive deep into the responsibility of the media in the US, how we as consumers play a role in the media coverage we see, and how to control our social media intake. This episode is an important one to listen to, especially if you struggle to manage your mental health with the influx of coverage of the mass shootings and vio...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with Nicole Blackson, public speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant with the Ladipo Group. Mal, Tim, and Nicole answer the question of "what is intersectionality?" and deep dive into the importance of understanding it and how it is applicable to the work we do and how we present ourselves. This episode was a great one and Nicole shares personal experiences and anecdotes that help to dem...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal follow up on their grief and loss conversation and connect with Jeanne Gaines to talk about her own grief and loss cycle after her mother passed away. Jeanne talks about pleasant experiences that she relfects on, how people sometimes tried to hurry her process up for her, and how friends and family have been supportive. As always Tim provides his profound technical insight, and Jeanne adds her pers...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal talk about grief and loss, going into what the grief cycle is, and how to spot it within yourself or others. They also discuss their own personal experiences with grief and loss, what complicated grief is and how they were able to eventually more forward. As always Tim provides his profound technical insight, and adds his perspective on how he's seen grief and loss play out in his private practice....
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with Dr. Irving Fryar former NFL wide receiver and current pastor to talk about his experience playing in the NFL and his own journey with mental health. Dr. Fryar talks about his upbringing in New Jersey and how it played a role in his relationships as an adult. This is the second part of our two part series, and much like part one, this is an episode that will bring a lot of value to you ...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect with Dr. Stephany Coakley, Dom Curry, and Des Wynn to talk about the importance of mental health within college and pro athletics. Dr. Coakley talks about her work with student-athletes and how she helps them cope with injuries and their aspirations to turn pro. Des, Dom, and Tim talk about their time as college athletes, when they realized they could turn pro, and how injuries and mental h...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect to talk the homie Marc Brooker to talk about his mentoring work through his business Iron Prep Academy, why he chose mentoring as an avenue for leadership development, and how boxing is interwoven into the lessons he teaches. Marc drops jewels about how to start your own mentoring initiative, and also sheds light on how so many mentoring initiatives end up failing to meet the lofty goals th...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect to talk the homie Steve Jackson to learn more about his company JacksonCor, how he and his business partner Ricardo Calderon keep advocacy and social awareness the focus of the work that they do. We go into the personal issues that ultimately led to some of the breakthroughs for Steve, and what projects he has on the horizon. This is another great episode so make sure to tune, subscribe, sh...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal connect to talk about trust, the importance of trust, and how trust is hard to build but easy to lose. They talk through trust from different perspectives, and Tim offers his professional opinion on how people can build trust in an authentic way and the importance of going through the process. This is another great episode so make sure to tune, subscribe, share the episode, and as always mind ya ME...
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In this episode hosts Mal and Tim connect with Mai Spann-Wilson to talk about his experiences working with people that have suffered through traumatic events and how they cope. We dive into the different forms of PTSD, how to heal from the experiences, and how gun violence specifically continues to plague our communities. Mai brings a very unique perspective from his work so make sure to tune, subscribe, share the episode, and as a...
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In this episode hosts Tim and Mal talk about the uptick in gun violence in Philadelphia and across the country, how trauma plays a part in continuing the cycle, and they also share their thoughts on the gun violence epidemic in general. This is an issue that's prevalent all around the US and it's something that needs to not just be talked about, but actually SOLVED. Tim and Mal also discuss their future plans to talk with people th...
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