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Mental Health and Anime

Mental Health and Anime

By Anime for Humanity
Mental health and anime is a podcast where our hosts, Heather and June, dive into conversations highlighting the role mental health plays in the anime and help combat the stigma around mental health awareness. Heather is a project coordinator with Anime for Humanity and June is an associate marriage and family therapist!
You can check out animeforhumanity.org for more information and you can follow June at @pockethealer.therapy on Instagram.
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Mini Episode: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo!
Heather and June are excited to announce that the next episode of Mental Health and Anime will premiere at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo! Check out the panel on Saturday, August 7th at 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM at the Yuzu Stage. Our topic this week is Mental Health and Cosplay, which includes a special guest as well! 
01:26
August 3, 2021
Episode 6: Anxiety [A Silent Voice]
In this week’s episode, June and Heather chat about A Silent Voice! They deep dive into specific characters and events that lead the narrative surrounding anxiety. June - @pockethealer.therapy Anime for Humanity - animeforhumanity.org
01:19:08
July 23, 2021
Episode 5: Minority Mental Health Awareness [with A.J. Beckles]
In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, June and Heather were very excited to chat with voice actor, A.J. Beckles, about his journey and the growth of diversity within the voice acting community. A.J. Beckles - @AJBecklesVO June - @pockethealer.therapy Anime for Humanity - animeforhumanity.org
52:23
July 9, 2021
Episode 4: Queer Identity Development [Pride Month Edition]
Continuing into Pride Month, Heather and June continue the conversation on queer representation, leading into the idea of queer identity development and how anime can play a role in this kind of self discovery. We would love to continue this conversation and hear from other listeners about how anime played this kind of role in your life! If you would like to share on this, follow the link to tell us about the characters and shows that had a lasting effect on you: Click here June - @pockethealer.therapy Anime for Humanity - animeforhumanity.org
47:49
June 24, 2021
Episode 3: Queer Representation [with Kiba Walker]
In honor of Pride Month, June and Heather chat with Kiba Walker about Queer Representation in anime and how it plays a role in the community! Kiba Walker - @justkibawalker June - @pockethealer.therapy Anime for Humanity - animeforhumanity.org
42:39
June 10, 2021
Episode 2: Toxic Positivity [To Your Eternity]
In this episode, Heather and June discuss the idea of toxic positivity and how it comes to play in the first episode of To Your Eternity! For more information:  Anime for Humanity - https://www.animeforhumanity.org/ June - https://www.instagram.com/pockethealer.therapy
51:32
May 28, 2021
Episode 1: Loss and Grieving [Anohana and Fruits Basket]
In this episode, Heather and June explore the topic of loss and grieving through Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and Fruits Basket!  For more information:  Anime for Humanity: https://www.animeforhumanity.org/ June: https://www.instagram.com/pockethealer.therapy/
46:39
May 14, 2021
Welcome to Mental Health & Anime!
Mental health and anime is a podcast where we dive into conversations highlighting the role mental health plays in the anime and help combat the stigma around mental health awareness. In this episode, we'll be briefly introducing our hosts, Heather and June! Heather is a project coordinator with Anime for Humanity and June is an associate marriage and family therapist. You can check out animeforhumanity.org for more information and you can follow June at @pockethealer.therapy on Instagram!
05:29
May 10, 2021