Last week I had the pleasure of being featured on TheRoot where I wrote an article about the importance of Black & Brown individual's needing to seek mental health care in these times. To my surprise, my commentary was well received and I even had one person reach out to me to ask what I have been doing to maintain my wellness during these last few weeks.
As you all may or may not know, I am very vocal about having a therapist. I schedule at least 3 appointments per month, but lately I have only been able to make it bi-weekly. In the meantime, I try my best to surround myself with positive energy and positive affirmations and one way of doing this by listening to podcasts. I listen to several (I commute to work so I need them to keep me sane in traffic), but the one that not only helped me to actually get up and go see a therapist (and even inspired me to start this website) is the podcast titled, "The Friend Zone".
Weekly, Dustin, Fran & Assanté talk about anything and everything related to to mental health because honestly, "Who in the hell want's a musty brain?"
I owe a lot to all three of them because during a really tough time in June 2016, something Fran said spoke to me. Like I seriously had to pull over in my car because her words had me in a downpour of tears.
While the show is fairly new to the podcast circuit, I believe that this is one of the best podcast out. From topics of self-care to how to come to terms with toxic relationships, The FriendZone is exactly that: A place where you can honestly feel like you have friends who care about your mental wellbeing.