Too few of us grew up hearing sermons that mentioned things like depression or mental health. Instead, we were told to pray about it and leave it at the altar. But what if you followed all the proper protocol but still find yourself dealing with depression or bipolar disorder? Our special guest, Ashley Hobbs shares how her shame of depression stopped her from reaching out to her church community, fearful that a spiritual deficit would be identified as the cause. Listen to her story and how she found a supportive faith community.
We're all dealing with highs and lows in life. But sometimes, we need someone to check in and be there as we juggle life, work, and our mental health. Today's episode explores how to show up for friends & family and discuss the "elephant in the room."
It's easy to hide our shame and hurt in the shadows as we grow accustomed to wearing masks to convince others that we're "fine." All the while, we're carrying pasts of abuse, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness. But Ka'Lyn Banks-Coghill isn't silencing her pain any longer. Check out her interview about how she addresses her childhood trauma and leads a full life with mental illness.
Technology continues to transform activism and bloggers like Nyla S., from Thoughts Caught In My Fro, are using their platforms to evoke change. We'll explore how activism shows up differently in our lives and demands that we take care of ourselves with intention. Listen to the 12th episode as we discuss everything from Standing Rock to Black Lives Matter and the 45th administration.
You recognize that mental health is real but you're not sure if you really need therapy. How do you know when it's time to meet with a therapist? In episode 11, Davia highlights some of the best reasons to begin counseling so you can experience the benefits of psychotherapy. Take a listen!
Amanda Nicholson, a licensed therapist specializing in sexual trauma, joins AFFIRM to give a Sex Ed Crash Course on everything we missed from our awkward 'abstinence only' health classes. Amanda shares her knowledge about consent, different forms of intimacy, and steps to begin healing from a past sexual assault. Take a listen.