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By Ram Reyes, Paulina Rodriguez
Authentic and honest conversations about mental health. Hosted by two students Ram Reyes and Paulina Rodriguez-Ruiz, each week we talk about how we are feeling — how we are actually feeling — and try to make sense of the things going on in our heads. We invite guests — ranging from our personal friends or mental health professionals — to share their stories and talk about their experiences.

DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need.
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SZN 3 Finale: To love or not to love?
To love or not to love? That is the question. 16 episodes later & we're here! Where are we, you ask? Somewhere in between. We look back at our journeys, and all the twists and turns that finally led us to this moment. Ram cries, and Paulina wonders if things will ever be the same, or if they're meant to change, and wash away.  Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod  Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:01:39
May 30, 2019
Sage Advice w/ Saige
The ever lively Saige, from the Saige Advice Podcast, graces us with her wit and humor to talk about her journey throughout life. We touch on the effects of divorce, LGBT identity and why the hell do White boys keep punching holes in the walls?? It's probably our funniest episode ever and we are glad to have Saige as our final guest for SZN 3. Thanks for listening and remember TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS and FUCK TERFS! Love y'all! Saige's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thatsaigeadvice/  Saige's Podcast:  https://open.spotify.com/show/6Z97DeznaCHTKScmoDlNEs   - Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod  Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:33:13
May 16, 2019
The Revelations of Relationships w/ Jalen
For this episode of Boyz, we catch up with Jalen the creator of our theme song and member of Hopeless Yet Happy and Self Explanatory. We dive into the psychology of relationships and how they bring out sides of you that are not always seen.   You can also follow Jalen on Instagram @f00d_four_th0ught or @watchusxplain.  Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. 
47:23
May 9, 2019
Multicultural Healing w/ Devoya
On this episode of Boyz, Devoya  a cultural broker at the Holistic Cultural & Educational Wellness Health Center, and creator of The Happy Black Girl Project joins us to talk about healing through a multicultural lens.a program seeking to empower communities of color through a multicultural lens. The HCEWC offers yoga, zumba, gardening, and sewing classes for free as a way to reach and educate communities that would otherwise not seek mental health resources. Her work is rooted on the empowerment of communities, achieving wellness by looking at healing in a holistic (whole) manner. She also talks about the impacts of little, or negative representation in the media and how the Happy Black Girl Project is working to change those stereotypes. You can find more information about the Holistic Cultural & Education Wellness Center by following them on Facebook @holisticcenterfresno, or by visiting their website at www.hcewc.org. You can also follow Devoya on Instagram @devoya & follow her Happy Black Girl Project at www.thehappyblackgirl.com or stay update on Instagram @thehappyblackgirl. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod  Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Become a supporter of this podcast: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support 
1:16:35
May 2, 2019
Appreciating Uncertainty
Ram is almost graduating with is Bachelor's is currently freaking out about the prospects after college. Paulina and Ram discuss their many revelations about their purpose and how much they have grown in face of their traumas. Sometimes, we might not know what is ahead but our energies might be best suited to just embrace the uncertainty at the moment. Being present with the challenges you face because you might face much more routine challenges later on. ---- Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
41:10
April 25, 2019
Yoga w/ Janel
On this episode of Boyz, we talk to yoga instructor Janel and explore the mind, body, and spirit connection. Janel shares how she has been able to heal through yoga, and how her practice has evolved over the years.  We explore the way our bodies store trauma, and how yoga can facilitate release.  Janel also shares how reconnecting with her body, and her breath has allowed her to establish balance in her life.  You can catch one of Janel's classes at @toweryogafresno or @bluemoonyoga, and you can also follow her on instagram @soldejanel.  Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Become a supporter of this podcast: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support This podcast is sponsored by Brandless and Anchor.  
1:30:19
April 18, 2019
The Art of Life is Grieving
Welcome back to another check-in episode as we explore Ram and Paulina's current mental state. Ram talks about being sick and the constant in flux of just new things to deal with and will it ever end. Paulina talks about coming out to her mother and grandmother and the difficulties and mental strain of coming out.  We hope y'all are doing alright. We all going through it, constantly grieving each passing moment, as we go through life. We hope this conversationg gives you comfort. ---- Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
40:02
April 11, 2019
Anxiety & Reiki w/ Clare
 On this episode we explore the benefits of Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki is a healing modality that originated in Japan in the late 1800s. It involves the transfer of universal life force energy from the practitioner's hands to the patient.  It is based on the Idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and it is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Clare, a Reiki master based out of Fresno, CA, shares her practice, and path towards healing. Clare shines a light on the struggles of raising a family as a single parent while also battling anxiety. Although mental health is a lifelong struggle for many of us, she shows us the importance of developing self-compassion towards ourselves, especially on the worst days.  Instagram @clare_frederick. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor. bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support This podcast is sponsored by Brandless and Anchor.
1:00:08
April 4, 2019
Ram's Therapist Went on Vacation
Yep, Ram's therapist went on vacation! So now he's using this podcast as therapy! We talk about what's been going on with Paulina but it's mostly Ram talking about his relationship anxieties, texting and how we overuse exclamation marks in emails! Things just keep happening and they won't stop happening!  ---- Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
46:50
March 28, 2019
The Power of Adversity w/ Jeremy
On this episode, we talk to Jeremy Burright, professional athlete, basketball coach, podcast host of Always Loading, and Yu-Gi-Oh aficionado. He talks about the power of standing in your own truth, and the importance of creating connection. Jeremy shares how he was able to cultivate mental resilience, and how his father redefined masculinity. Jeremy believes the road to fulfillment is a long one, one that can only be achieved through hard work and an open heart.  Instagram & Twitter: @jeremy_burright Email him on j.burright@outlook.com to receive my challenge book chapters, called Double Letters, as he writes it!   Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:38:57
March 21, 2019
Daddy Issues
 This week we dive head first into one of the most uncomfortable topics we have tackled on this podcast yet -- Daddy Issues. That's right, Ram and Paulina opens up (a bit) about their relationships with their fathers and analyze how that has affected them over the years. We hope you examine your own relationship with a father figure of some sort or maybe even the lack of one. But yeah... Dads... They're really something... Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:02:21
March 14, 2019
Addiction w/ Josh
On this episode, we talk to Johnny, a 19-year-old lead singer of Blackcat, a psych-rock band based out of Fresno, CA. He shares his battle with addiction, and how he was able to get sober.  Johnny shines a light on the physical and mental tolls of Xanax, a drug that is often glorified in the media & highlights how music and a strong support system have helped him regain his life. Instagram: @joshquinon3z Twitter: @joshquinon3z Band Instagram: @333blackcat Band Twitter: @blackcatband333 Band SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/333blackcat    Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:07:16
March 7, 2019
Going Through It
CW: Mentions of suicide/suicide ideation Paulina discusses her panic attacks and Ram actually feels kind of okay(?) and shares what he's learned about Hinduism.  Ask us questions! We are trying out this different format this SZN and we hope to talk to all you wonderful people. So if you have a questions please don't hesitate to email us or send us a voice message on Anchor. love y'all
53:26
February 28, 2019
Asian Mental Health w/ Garr
For SZN3’s first guested episode we talk to Garr. Garr created and currently leads the Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook group which has over 12k members.  We talk to him about what lead to him creating the group as well as his own personal struggles with mental health growing up as a Filipino-American. Garr shares the cultural barriers that hinder mental health discussions & ability to seek resources within Asian american families.  Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354874495069490/ Garr's Instagram: @q.asunder   Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter: @boyzdocrypod Insta: @boyzdocrypod 
1:23:54
February 21, 2019
SZN 3: FEELS
Welcome to SZN 3 and Happy Valentine's Day! Ram and Paulina are back to talk about how we're feeling and we're feeling a lot coming back to the podcast. Since it's Valentine's Day, we are in the mood for LOVE and how difficult that is mixed up with past traumas. We discuss what has happened since SZN 2's finale,how Paulina is coping moving back to Long Beach and what we have in planned for SZN 3. Thanks for listening and if you see any of us on Tinder, please swipe right ;)   Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Ram's Twitter: @hypomaniclocal Ram's Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
56:48
February 14, 2019
SZN 2 Finale: Changes
We made it again to the end of another szn! Wow! We reflect yet again on what we had learned in the time of the season. There are changes afoot, changes that we discuss. One major change is Paulina will be moving away to Long Beach. All of our podcasts up to this point has been local within Fresno -- sitting physically with our guests. We think that's the key with our intimate conversations with our guests. But with her moving, we won't be able to do that for every episode now. We have to change.  Change is often scary. The misty, unknown of tomorrow repels us from moving forward -- clinging to what's familiar. But no matter what, we are constantly changing, some changes come faster than others. We just have to throw caution to the wind and surrender to change. We want to thank you to all who listened to the podcast. We wouldn't be as motivated without your continued listening. I maybe unskilled in writing or it's just the limits of the written word, but you cannot imagine how grateful we are for you all. We want to thank you so very much and we'll see you next szn! -Ram   Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Ram's Twitter: @hypomaniclocal Ram's Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:38:18
January 3, 2019
Generational Pressures w/ Jemimah
Fresno artist and business owner Jemimah Barba joins us this episode to talk about the pressures from life -- pressures from friends, family and the legacy of your roots. She talks about her experience moving from the Philippines to the United States at a young age and how that affects her life today with that upbringing and inter-generational pressures that we subconsciously carry everyday. Follow Jemimah and her business 1418 Fulton/Daily Market Jemimah's Insta: @jemimahbarba 1418 Fulton/Daily Market: @1418fulton Laguna Collective: @lagunaollective Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz  If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Ram's Twitter: @hypomaniclocal Ram's Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:11:55
December 27, 2018
Success and Failures w/ Johnny
We sit down with Johnny Quiroz, founder of Love the Captive, a music and event management company in Fresno, CA. Quiroz has worked in the music industry for over 20 years and shares insights on how to transform your passions into careers. He shares with the Boyz the secret to longevity, and how to persevere in the midst of failure. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:17:14
December 20, 2018
Masculinity w/ Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco
Masculinity. One of the reasons we named this podcast "Boyz Do Cry" is because of the common notion that boys aren't allowed to cry. We wanted to directly oppose that belief and hopefully through talking about our emotions, we can have the space for men and everyone else to let themselves be heard. With previous guests of the pod, Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco, we open the discussion about that big M word and discuss all shades of masculinity, from the toxic to the parts of it we're proud of owning. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:16:08
December 13, 2018
Immigrant Dreams w/ Blanca
On this episode of Boyz do Cry Blanca, a “dreamer” (DACA recipient), and Virgo shares her experience immigrating to the United States. She talks about the roadblocks she’s experienced in her personal, professional, and academic life due to her immigration status. We talk about what it means to be “home,” and she shares the constant fear, and anxiety she faced growing up. Blanca & the Boyz explore the complexities of adjusting to a new country, culture, and language. Blanca is pursuing a career in psychology and is currently a case manager for individuals with severe mental health within the legal system. She continues to pursue her dreams despite the many roadblocks in her path, she shares how her struggles became her driving force molding her into the person she is now. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: http://bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:25:48
December 6, 2018
PTSD from Childhood w/ Qwnn (ft. Carl)
Radio DJ and producer Qwnn join the Boyz today and talk about his childhood experiences and how those traumatic events affected his life later on. He talks through the many things that happened in his childhood, from running away from home to taking care of a dying former prisoner that taught him life lessons. Qwnn shares how his love of music and comic books helped him get through everything. His friend Carl also shares his experiences with bipolar disorder and share his struggles.  The song we used from the intro and outro is from Qwnn's newest album "Estar Roto." It's called "Broken" Estar Roto is out on Dec. 7 on all streaming platforms.  Qwnn's Insta: @qwnn.hyh  Carl's Insta: @armadavision  Hopeless Yet Happy: @hopelessyethappy  Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps!  Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry  Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Ram's Insta: @oversharin  Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde 
1:16:54
November 29, 2018
A Very Drunk Thanksgiving Special (ft. Jorge)
We were extremely drunk when we recorded this special Thanksgiving episode on the floor of Ram’s house, and honestly I have no idea what we talked about (my drunk alter ego La Chica Carmen came out). This year has been surreal, it’s been full of highs and lows but I realize how fortunate I am to be able to laugh through my emo moments with Ram. This podcast started off from a lot of pain, and it’s been amazing to see how it’s transformed our lives. Each conversation has healed me in some way, and helped me accept different parts of myself. We have no idea what the future holds in terms of the Boyz since I’m moving away, and if we encounter a deep deep abyss in the future I am grateful for the things we accomplished. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories with us, and trusted us even though we like barely knew each other lol. The holidays can suck sometimes so listen to this if you want to laugh, there is singing, and incoherent rambling. Thank you to everyone who’s listened to us, and supported us, we family, especially since you know our deepest traumas, and vulnerabilities. Lol. -Paulina/La Chica Carmen Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:21:07
November 22, 2018
Working in Mental Health w/ Mitch and Ryan
Join us this episode as we share space and talk about working within the field of mental health with Mitch Collins, a program director for a program working with individuals with mental illness in that face the legal system, and Ryan Smith, in process to get his LCSW. Both have extensive experience in the mental health field and this episode of Boyz gives a lot of insight in the inner workings of the mental health system as a whole. We also talk about Mitch and Ryan's own individual journeys and how their path led them to what they do today. They show also how mental health workers deal with their own health and, at the end of the day, they're humans just like us but individuals that chose to hear out the pain of people that often go unspoken. Mitch and Ryan are also starting their own podcast called "Radical Minds" talking more about their experiences working in the mental health field. If you liked this episode and want to hear more from them, take a listen and go support fellow mental health podcasters! Radical Minds Podcast: anchor.fm/radicalminds Twitter: @RadicalMindsPod Instagram: Radicalmindspodcast Email: radicalmindspodcast@gmail.com Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:29:19
November 15, 2018
Talking Therapy and Life w/ Frances Echeverria, LMFT
Radio host, LMFT and co-host of The Hilarious Humanitarians podcast Frances Echeverria aka "Skippy" come on and talk with the Boyz about the process behind therapy from the therapist point of view. Working as a radio host and a licensed marriage and family therapist, Frances talks about her own practice and how she balances the two. We get into a lot of topics in this episode ranging from body image, motherhood and toxic masculinity. I hope y'all take away something from it! Skippy's Website: shutupskippy.com Skippy's Radio Show on New Rock 104.1: http://www.newrock1041.fm/2018/05/22/the-morning-after-with-skippy-wake-up-proper-weekdays/ Hilarious Humanitarians Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hilarious-humanitarians-podcast/id1317477433?mt=2 Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:20:32
November 8, 2018
Healing Through Community w/ Alex and Janet
In this episode we dive into the increasing difficulties of academia and mental health, and the benefits of creating a strong support system. We talk to Alex and Janet, members of M.E.Ch.A (the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan) about their involvement in community organizing. They talk about their experience as activists, and how they have found support and healing through M.E.Ch.A. Alex shares his tips for opening up to the men around him, and Janet dives into the struggles of living on your own and balancing school. Alex's Instagram: @lxg17 Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:17:07
November 1, 2018
Anger w/ Marco
"Anger is a mask" We dive deep with our good friend Marco about how anger hides the pain that we are feeling inside. Anger comes from many sources but finding the root of the pain anger hides usually leads to childhood trauma. And oooo boy we do get into it this episode! At the end of the day, anger is just grief in disguise and we talk through the ways we could release that anger. Come be angry with us this episode! Marco's Insta: @therosauce Marco's Fitness Programming: @rosauceprogramming Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:08:21
October 25, 2018
Spirituality w/ Justus and Steelo
Two artists, Justus and Steelo, join us today on the pod to talk a lot about their relationship with spirituality/religion, music and how that helps them with their mental health. While not all of you are probably religious or spiritual, I think their lived experience gives good insight in how other people use their spirituality to help them through their life and maybe you can give it a try yourself! Justus' Insta: @justusshakur Steelo's Insta: @AmerikanSteelo Thank you to Jemimah and Vicente from 1418 Fulton for letting us record in their store this episode. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:01:04
October 18, 2018
SZN 2: Foundations of Love: What is Love? Is it Real? Who knows!
CW: Sexual Abuse, Suicide SZN 2 is here and we're ready to unpack some more trauma and deal with it in a constructive way! SZN 2's theme is Foundations and we're trying to make a good solid foundation for our mental health and hope you will join us in this journey.  Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com  Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support  You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist  Follow us on the socials!  Facebook: Boyz Do Cry T witter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod  Ram's Twitter:@hypomaniclocal Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
52:29
October 11, 2018
SZN 1 Finale: What did we learn this SZN?
We made it y'all! We didn't think we'd make it here. On this SZN 1 finale, we record IN THE WILD -- and by wild we mean a park. We reflect on what we learned this season -- from our guests, experiences and from each other. We also talk about our plans for SZN 2! From the bottom of our hearts, Paulina and Ram would like to thank you for listening to this podcast. Still amazes us that people listen!! Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor, August and September Earnings will go to buy Adrianna's young gardeners supplies (From EP 11): anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @_ramuel Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
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September 6, 2018
Xochipahtli, the Power of Flower Medicine w/ Adrianna
Gardening is often cited as a way to relieve stress. But Adrianna proves that it's more than just that. She talks about her experience volunteering in a juvenile correctional facilities and help growing a garden with young people that society seemed to have forgotten. It's a touching and inspiring account of how a simple garden can teach so much. Check out Scott Neumyer's podcast "Anxiety Diaries": http://anxietydiariespodcast.com/ Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor, August and September Earnings will go to buy Adrianna's young gardeners supplies: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @_ramuel Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:20:46
August 30, 2018
Eating Disorders & the Process in Therapy w/ Anjanae
Our friend Anjannae talks about her experience living with an eating disorder, Bulimia, and the process of therapy -- from making the decision to doing homework that her therapist gives her. Anjanae's Book, "Bees and Weeds" (BUY IT!!!): https://amzn.to/2LiIJ0A Find affordable therapy in your area: youfindtherapy.com openpathcollective.org Eating in the Light of the Moon: https://amzn.to/2BAAH3O Lessons from the Mental Hospital: https://youtu.be/NHHPNMIK-fY Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Anything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @_ramuel Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:12:54
August 23, 2018
The Highs & Lows of Bipolar Disorder w/ Chris
We talk this week with Paulina's longtime friend, Chris, about his experience with bipolar disorder. We get into the events leading up to his breakdown that eventually got him to go get help and get diagnosed. Bipolar disorder is one of the more misunderstood mental illnesses, usually pictured as an unhinged, moody person. Hopefully this episode illuminates some misunderstanding as we get into the symptoms, most notably mania/hypomania and the difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II. Also, Ram finds out he might be Bipolar II lol. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: anchor.fm/boyzdocry/support You can also rate us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. ANything helps! Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @_ramuel Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
54:31
August 16, 2018
Life Lessons w/ Jalen, artist of our theme song
Do you love our theme song? We sure do and the man behind the song is as amazing as the song. This week, Jalen joins us to talk about so many topics, I didn't really know what to call the episode. The best summary is "Life Lessons." Jalen shares his story of experiencing both poverty and wealth, anxiety, depression, love, the African-American experience, and so much more. __________________ Jalen's Insta: @f00d_four_th0ugh Please send us suggestions of topics you would like for us to explore. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @_Ramuel Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
1:08:32
July 27, 2018
Being a Gay Man in 2018 w/ Tommy and Eric
On this episode, we talk to our friends Tommy and Eric about their experiences as gay men in 2018. We talk about the problems plaguing the gay community right now such as the epidemic of loneliness, gay men having the high rates of depression/anxiety and their own personal stories of coming out and being in relationships-- all these intertwined issues contributes to their mental health. It's a very packed episode and hope it helps our LGBT listeners
1:13:04
July 19, 2018
Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Marisol
TW: Suicide, Self-Harm This week, we talk to Marisol, an artist and friend who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We discuss what exactly BPD is, how it affects her life and ways she's healed/coped through it all. We also dive into her experiences at a psychiatric holding facility and coping through depression memes. Ram also finds out he might also have BPD lol. DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need. We are not a substitute for professional help and we encourage you to seek it out! Marisol's Instagram: @mari.the.soul Follow us on all the socials: Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Insta & Twitter: @BoyzDoCryPod Theme Song: Purpose by SO SELF EXPLANATORY on SoundCloud
55:47
July 12, 2018
Depression & Art w/ Crystal
Sometimes depression can lead to the creation of art. But will our creativity disappear if we try and treat our depression? Is our art rooted from depression? These are some of the questions we explore with artist Crystal (@GooeyStranger on Instagram) and as well as her experience/work with "Youth in Mind," a nonprofit organization in California helping youth impacted by the mental health system, a system we discuss needs rehauling. More talking points: therapy stories, astrology and holistic healing DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need. We are not a substitute for professional help and we encourage you to seek it out! Theme Song: Purpose by SO SELF EXPLANATORY on SoundCloud
59:50
July 7, 2018
Mental Health as a Young Mother w/ Ashleigh & Julease
This week, Ram talks to Ashleigh Panoo and Julease Graham, two mothers in their twenties that got pregnant during their late teens. They discuss the many struggles of being a young mother such as carving out time for themselves, managing anxiety and the responsibility--and joy--of raising a child. Julease's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_RsnT1BC8M Our theme song is "What's the Purpose - SO SELF EXPLANATORY" check him out on SoundCloud!
40:27
June 29, 2018
SZN 1: Who are the Boyz?
CW: Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Trauma, Childhood Abuse In our first episode of "Boyz Do Cry," Ram and Paulina introduce ourselves and talk about why we're starting this mental health podcast. We open up about our own traumas and experiences regarding mental health. Please tune in and send us any voice messages about topics you want us to talk about through the Anchor app! We are going to have guests from time to time and talk about their own experiences. Our theme song is "What's the Purpose - SO SELF EXPLANATORY" check him out on SoundCloud!
48:38
June 16, 2018
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