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10 Mental Health Podcasts For Black Women


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10 Mental Health Podcasts For Black Women

By Niesha S via

For years, mental health issues have long been stigmatized in the Black community. And for Black women specifically, we have been taught to keep quite about the pain, anxiety, and anguish that often eats at us on the daily. It’s only been in recent years that Black people as a whole have stepped out of the mental illness closet in an attempt to not let past demons keep control of us. The fact that there are so many more resources available to inform us definitely helps. Here is a list of 10 mental health podcasts that are helping to empower and uplift Black women as we navigate the murky waters of psychological struggles.

The Black Girl Healing Project

A relatively new podcast on the block, this self-help audio show is hosted by Jennifer Sterling, a holistic nutritionist who speaks on anxiety, depression, and more. Not only providing resources related to traditional therapy solutions, Sterling is also an advocate of unconventional methods such as dance and movement therapy, visual art therapy and sleep. She says getting enough rest is imperative in fighting against mental illness.

Naming It

Social justice, pop culture, and current events are explored though the lens of this male and female psychotherapy team. Blessed with the gift of gab, Doctors Bedford Palmer II and LaMisha Hill discuss everything from the #metoo movement and the negative psychological ramifications of the policing of African hair types, to ways in which to further destigmatize mental health issues.

The Black Girl Bravado

Tune in as friends Germani and Brittany have girl talk over issues that affect the average young Black woman’s everyday life. Receive tips on how to communicate more effectively, ways in which to


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