The Black community suffers from an increased rate of mental health concerns. When it comes to mental health struggles and traumas, silence gives power to the negative dynamics. It is critical to talk about your mental health issues with someone so that you can shed light on them and dispel the darkness that has taken over your mind.
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In this episode of Hey, I’m listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Helen Hicks about trauma and mental health struggles in the black community
Helen Hicks is a licensed professional counselor with a private practice for over 12 years. Helen has worked in the mental health field for 25 years. She has accumulated a great deal of experience and knowledge in how to connect and work with people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and cultures. She’s an author and she promotes mental health awareness and access via her podcast ‘What Would Helen Say’.
Connect with Helen Hicks | IG: @whatwouldhelensay (tiktok, instagram) @whatwdhelensay (twitter)
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What Would Helen Say (FB group & YouTubechannel) firstname.lastname@example.org
What you can expect from this episode
00:00 Welcome & Introduction
01:40 What gets you out of bed in the morning?
02:22 What is your primary focus in your psychotherapy practice?
03:20 What made you go into this field? | Helen Hicks tells her story
00:07 Helen talks about her relationship with her mom
01:48 Being in denial
03:33 How do you cope as the youngest in the family?
05:49 Did you consider the whole experience traumatic or was your dad able to ease the pressure?
00:07 A verbal terrorization | no escape
00:30 Exposing the trauma and the patterns of responses
01:55 How do we help each other as a black community experiencing trauma?
03:18 How do we protect the children?
04:50 Recognizing the patterns | the mirror
06:30 What played a pivotal part in your journey of recovery?
09:00 Affirmations for Helen
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