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Since the latest episode of La Vida Más Chévere was about Latines and therapy, how about some podcasts around the same topic? Consider this my continued effort to destigmatize psychotherapy and the need for more mental health resources, especially for brown people like us.
One of these might seem familiar, and from time to time you’ll see a repeat recommendation because the podcast is just that good. And if actual therapy is unavailable to you at this time, these free resources may help bridge the gap for now:
Buena Vibra Podcast with Doctora Ortiz
Description: Episodes offering information, insight and takeaways related to mental health and the field of psychology. Your host, clinical psychologist, Dra. Mildred Ortiz (psy28287) has over thirteen years of clinical experience and has helped many children, families, adults and couples offering psychotherapy services in English and Spanish. She continues to offer services and is Founder/CEO of Buena Vibra Psychological Services, Inc.
Episode recommendation: If you’ve already listened to the episode I was a guest for, I’d also recommend the latest one before la doctora went on a bit of a hiatus. It’s on healthy boundaries with Janisha Mickens-Ingram, LMFT & Shawnnell Pugh, LCSW.
Description: Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.
Episode recommendation: given my own recent brushes with grief, I gravitated towards an older episode in the Latinx Therapy catalog: Grief and Loss in the Latinx Community
First Gen Healing
Description: Hola! This podcast was made con mucho amor and is on Latinx healing and awakening journeys. My name is Priscilla I am the host and a First Generation Latina mujer who has been on her healing & awakening journey for over 5 years. Each week I invite fellow Latinx creators who like you, are going through their own version of healing and awakening. I hope their stories inspire you, help validate your experience, and remind you that you are not alone! First Generation . Latina . Latino . Latinx . Healing . Spiritual Awakening . Despertar Espiritual . Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/firstgenhealing/support
Episode recommendation: as a huge proponent of self-care and self-love, the episode CEO of Self Dates: Self Love and Self Care As a First Gen Latino was a winner.
Which podcast is your favorite? Know of any other Latine-led or focused podcasts? If so, share them in the comments. ⬇️⬇️⬇️