Chill Spot Radio
  • jmo0615
7 episodes
The Chill Spot Podcast, a safe spot for people of color to discuss topics that affect our mental health and identity. We’ll explore strategies to support mental wellness, examine the ways in which various things impact our mental health, and process how to manage it all. Mental health, especially amongst people of color, has long been stigmatized, inadvertently keeping our people from accessing and reaching mental well being. This podcast aims to transform stigma into strength. Your hosts work in the mental health field, varying in their experience within the mental health profession.

Episodes

The Process
2020 Sep 1247m 55s
Today we're holding space and providing opportunity to traverse the experience of being black. We begin to see what "healing enough" looks like.
A Space for Blackness
2020 Aug 1447m 6s
Leroy, from BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental-Health shares his wisdom, insight and magnetic energy as we discuss black wellness, wholeness and healing. We learn about ways to create healing organizations and culturally responsive mental health practices and spaces. He also defines and unpacks "black masculinity". https://www.beam.community/
Decolonizing the Mind
2020 Jul 2454m 46s
Jose Paez joins the Chill Spot to discuss how colonialism impacts the mental health of people of color. We also explore decolonization of American social constructs and review liberation practices.  References from Decolonizing the Mind
The Ballot or the Bullet
2020 Jul 1749m 49s
Dr. Boris Ricks, whose expertise is in urban politics, joins the Chill Spot today. We examine the psychological burden of being black, marginalized and undermined in America. We also explore the physiological and psychological impact of police brutality and Dr. Ricks talks about economic and political transformation and the barriers we currently face in achieving progress.
How do we heal?
2020 Jul 0142m 36s
Continuation from last episode's conversation around police brutality, trauma and how it impacts individuals, families and communities. How do we heal, and what is healing-enough? We also begin to unpack implicit bias.
Hunted: The Black Male Psyche
2020 Jun 1646m 2s
In this episode, we talk about the trauma black males experience when seeing other black men murdered. We examine trauma, it's impact on communities of color, and dive deeper into Dr. Lipscomb's research on black male grief. We also look at resilience, and what to do after the trauma experience.
What the F*ck is Mental Health?
2020 Jun 0935m 49s
Today’s topic is intended to explore the meaning of mental health. First, through exploring the difference between mental health and mental illness. Then looking at how mental health/wellness has affected communities of color.