#ThatBlackCouple Ep 7 – #MentalHealthMatters

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren discuss how mental health has played a role in their lives. They talk through anxiety attacks, childhood trauma, medication, and long term therapy.

In the second segment, they lay out a litany of stats to discuss the seriousness of mental illness within the Black community.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren go over ways to seek help and be helpful to those in our lives who may be working through mental illness issues.

Articles for reference:
* Clubhouse International: Key Facts About Mental Illness
http://www.iccd.org/keyfacts.html
* National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mental Health By The Numbers
https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers
* National Alliance on Mental Illness: African American Mental Health
https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans
* Mental Health America: Black & African American Communities and Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/african-american-mental-health
* Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. (Chapter 3)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44251/
* High Rates of Depression Among African-American Women, Low Rates of Treatment
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/nia-hamm/depression-african-american-women_b_5836320.html

* Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Black Depression
http://watercoolerconvos.com/2016/02/24/kendrick-lamar-kanye-west-and-black-depression/
* Okay Amanda Seales, but your race and gender analysis with no class analysis is inherently anti-Black
http://watercoolerconvos.com/2017/10/09/race-gender-analysis-no-class-analysis-inherently-anti-black/
* The loneliness of the Black Millennial Mother

The loneliness of the Black Millennial Mother


* Stop Giving Yourself Away: On Millennials, Depression, and Personal Growth

Stop Giving Yourself Away: On Millennials, Depression, and Personal Growth


* Anxiety, Death and The Moments When ‘This Is Us’ Gets It Completely Right

Anxiety, Death and The Moments When ‘This Is Us’ Gets It Completely Right

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.

Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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