Submitted by: M.B
Hello all! Welcome to another segment of #WWHHW! : "Mental Health Mondays"
And as ALWAYS, I feel that it was imperative to not only give our artists and business owners a safe space to display their craft on "Featured Fridays!", but mental health advocates and professionals should do the same!
You may find your next favorite book, podcast, or counselor in your area!
This week we have:
Izzy Baker: Creator and Host of: "P.S.A. Mental Health Podcast"
Izzy's platform not only shows you new ways of thinking but also strategies for young millennials to make healthy decisions, and ways to laugh through his podcast. He touches on topics such as relationships, business, music, parental/generational trauma, social and racial Justice/injustice topics, and more!
"I've battled with severe anxiety and depression my whole life. I was diagnosed in college. But it wasn’t until a situation happened in 2016 where I was tired of the same situations repeating themselves. I realized that I was the issue. While going to the counselor and growing my relationship with God, I learned that they were synonymous. I’ve also always had a unique thought process that caused me to be an outcast for the majority of my life. I’ve always been a person that had an interesting perspective that was different than everyone else. So, I started a project where everyone could see each perspective because I feel this generation is stuck in their ways and can be a little closed minded. Although I’m not an expert, I still am a mental health enthusiast and I discuss topics that will teach lessons from my experiences (which is a lot) and from stuff that I’ve witnessed first hand. It’s safe to say that experience is the best teacher."
You can find Izzy on:
For bookings and all other inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
And of course for all content, subscribe and follow him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@_izzybakeoven
Catherine Buccello: "#BlackMenCryToo"
Cat is a content creator, event curator, and social justice advocate based in Queens, New York. Through her commitment to actualizing a thriving Black community, Buccello found a critical need for mental health resources accessible to Black men. It was while on a Mental Health panel for Curated Vibes Group and DazeSummit that the idea began to form. A friend leaned over and said, "I see a lot of focus on mental health these days, but the focus is dominantly on black women, what about the men? Black men cry too..." This inequity incited her to launch BlackMenCryToo, documenting the Black male experience through conversations, community, and support.
Aside from a collection of mental health resources, the platform aims to alleviate the negative stigmas around toxic masculinity and mental health in the Black community. Black Men Cry Too creates the space needed for Black men to feel supported by each other through tough conversations while encouraging and showing what allyship and active listening looks like between Black women and men.
"This space was created as an invitation for black men to feel empowered to share their truth and know it's okay, that they can cry too! "
You can find Cat & #BlackMenCryToo on:
For inquiries, sponsorship, interviews, or collaborations email email@example.com
Episodes are available on all platforms including:
FOR MORE INFO:
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or Text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
You can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service Members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified DVA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text services.
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
Or send a text messages to 838255 to connect to a VA responder.
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*This forum is not a substitute to getting professional help*