Podcast

Ep. 2 – Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

This episode was recorded a few hours after news spread about the death of Kate Spade. What was supposed to be a 30 minute interview turned into a 1 hour interview. I hope this episode causes you to reflect on your mental health and that you will share this information provided. If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (1-800-273-8255).

This week, Dr. LaKeitha Poole joins us to discuss all things mental health and her path to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Student Athlete Mental Health at LSU. She also discusses her numerous business affiliations:

  • Small Talk Counseling and Therapy (therapeutic and social support services)
  • Ebonies In The Ivory (an empowerment and lifestyle brand that aims to support women of color prior to, during, and beyond the Doctoral process)
  • The Emerald Couch (her weekly mental health podcast)

We also discuss topics including, but not limited to:

  • Finding the best therapist for you
  • Therapist vs. Psychiatrist
  • Mental health resources for those with little to no income
  • Why the topic of mental health has been taboo within the black community
  • The relationship between faith and mental health
  • Why some people prefer a therapist who looks like them
  • What you should do when you don’t like the meds prescribed to you

To learn more about Dr. Poole and her businesses affiliations, please visit www.smalltalkcounseling.com

To learn more about My Apple Tree, please visit myappletree.org

This episode was produced by RGB Production.

*This episode was recorded a few hours after news spread about the death of Kate Spade. What was supposed to be a 30 minute interview turned into a 1 hour interview. I hope this episode causes you to reflect on your mental health and that you will share this information provided. If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (1-800-273-8255).

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