In this week’s episode of Psychologize U we invite psychologist Tracey King on the podcast to discuss the tragic suicide of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. We discuss the signs and symptoms of depression, how to seek help, and how to aid someone whom you might fear suffers from depression. High Functioning depression can often look different than what most look for with depression symptoms, and in Black women it can be completely overlooked when they appear successful in every other arena.
Category Archives: Season 1
Who Dey Think Gon Beat Those Bengals?
In this week’s episode of Psychologize U we invite Dr. Troy Moles, Director of Counseling and Sports Psychology at Indiana University, and Louis Ferguson onto the podcast to talk about the Cincinnati Bengals historic return to the Superbowl after 33 years. We discuss how a sports achievement can be so significant to fans, as well as to the players. We also discuss ways to take a healthy approach to the possibility of a win or a loss on the big day.
Why Make New Years Resolutions?
Smith on the podcast to discuss the challenges of being a black woman in In this week’s episode of Psychologize U we invite psychologist Tracey King on the podcast to discuss how we should make S.M.A.R.T. New Years Resolutions. It is hard to know whether to make resolutions in 2022, but it can be valuable to self reflect and set goals for yourself. We also discuss the benefit of setting boundaries with others, and we try to develop new ways of being, and interacting with our systems. It is the first show of 2022, and we sincerely hope everyone’s year is off to a good start.
What is Mental Health Stigma to Black Women?
In this week’s episode of Psychologize U we invite psychologist Kayalnda Smith on the podcast to discuss the challenges of being a black woman in high-performing fields. This discussion was inspired by the mental health needs of Simone Biles, who took a break from the 2021 Olympics. We discussed how it can be challenging to protect an African American identity in the workplace, and how important it is to understand ourselves when trying to traverse the world in black skin.
What is Mental Health Stigma?
In this episode Ritch & Frank discuss the stigmas that affect our view of mental health and how media portrayals and modelling have taught us to fear mental illness and thus avoid seeking help. They discuss how to break down some of those stigmas by seeking support, and challenging these ideas so that you could get treatment that could save your life.
Episode 1 of Psychologize U introduces us to our hosts Ritch Hall & Frank Baker. They tell you who they are, and why they have decided to start a podcast about mental health. They discuss some of the reasons why a person might choose to go to therapy and how they might benefit from it. They also discuss what to expect from the first session with a therapist, and how to know when you have the right therapist.