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Forever Blooming

Forever Blooming

By Jordyn Pruitt & Insha Pervez
Forever Blooming is a mental health podcast hosted by Jordyn Pruitt and Insha Pervez that aims to spread education, eliminate stigma, embrace vulnerability, and nourish self-growth.
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Episode 8- Behind A Breathe Too Late (ft. Rocky Callen)

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Episode 13 - Overly Stigmatized Mental Health Conditions
On this episode of Forever Blooming, one of our hosts Jordyn talks about some very misunderstood and stigmatized mental health conditions. They discuss in-depth about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and Schizophrenia. Jordyn also discusses how you can help alleviate stigma and support individuals with these mental health conditions. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YVjc9LwGjCXBv5gwRcMQJbwF0UyS1kXrk6JvlfkmP1Q/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eJKz-MuwcRN8tSrFZS51p2K8zZc5ZoM8TMfeudKc5wA/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AliKVAIZ7diAGCKkBb8LMIypdSy2rfqDM8OTmu798_U/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Anchor, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://fbpod.carrd.co/
46:45
November 29, 2021
Episode 12- The Romanticization of Mental Health & The Media
On this episode of Forever Blooming, one of our hosts Jordyn talks about the relationship between the romanticization of mental health and the media (social media, tv shows, movies, etc.). They delve into the complexity of faking mental health issues (ex: Tiktok & the DID community), self-diagnosing, as well as the incorrect portrayal of mental health in the media (ex: Thirteen Reasons Why). Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qgXmaBZAwmHMd6OEtRw-_eXoV4b5DUgfaFeaiKI4wEg/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VusIVCVILNzguXplbS0ShZYjnUNgSc-ZF2vgcGJKF9U/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Anchor, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://fbpod.carrd.co/
55:32
November 15, 2021
Episode 11- Overcoming Internal Mental Health Stigma
On this episode of Forever Blooming, one of our hosts Jordyn discusses the complex relationship between having mental health struggles and internalizing mental health stigma. Some fall into the habit of discriminating against themselves after facing stigma from family, friends, strangers, or general society. Jordyn tries to provide insight on where internal mental health stigma comes from, how to address harmful statements against yourself, and provide examples on how to practice getting over this form of stigma. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14g-LouhElD1aXiXEqNFE0uTB3L5fb73EXBMDtBKxYs8/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18lebzP9WCEkMUhjDy2F3KHCNdtGH_Ro4DdLz44aJ8Xg/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
49:17
November 1, 2021
Episode 10 - The Stigma Around Therapy
On this episode of Forever Blooming, one of our hosts Jordyn discusses the stigma around therapy and the error in common beliefs about therapy. "Therapy is for crazy people", "Therapists are brainwashing you", and "Talking about your problems don't help" are all common sayings dismissing the effectiveness of therapy. Let's discuss why these statements continue to the misconceptions about therapy and, in turn, the stigma around mental health. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xn1nL8RayVK71rkYk1MW-qlDcLhhOkpI4GYxBAtPMeA/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18KDZWxe61xT77z7jl9iNTSWnokPfX7cWhgn_JS__97g/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
40:42
October 17, 2021
Episode 9- The Shortcomings of The Education System & Mental Health
On this episode of Forever Blooming, one of our hosts Jordyn discusses the deeper issues rooted within the education system in regards to mental health. They refer to the expectation that everyone's the same, the prioritization of assignments, and the improper mental health procedures schools follow through with. Many of these issues affect how students learn, grow, and develop in a school scenery as well as their mental processes later in life. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jfnM3-rSBhhv-PQ9YOkZ5y3ZWvbSWUFy__UtyJnzm4U/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17eqe2VLArxSSj-PboOQ_PGr5l5UbeDQHjLoYiuz0xr4/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
49:41
October 4, 2021
Episode 8- Behind A Breathe Too Late (ft. Rocky Callen)
On this episode of Forever Blooming, our hosts Jordyn & Insha interview a very special guest, mental health activist and author of A Breathe Too Late, Rocky Callen! She gives insight on how her childhood and background with mental health influenced her choice to write about the challenging topic of suicidal ideation and domestic abuse within her novel. She talks a little bit about her initiative HoldOn2Hope as well as plans for the future as far as mental health advocacy and writing goes. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iut3yiCW46hImMvG4wdG1dN94c_pgyKzTH73KKuaTwU/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yoebcQvOEfMtgEECbEqM0of4oEgXnB5Zj1y9hexCeiQ/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Anchor and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming Where To Find Rocky? @rockywrites on IG Where To Find A Breathe Too Late? https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250791987/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5ZVFVTS9VJ1G5SXDX4AS
59:20
September 19, 2021
Episode 7- Minority Mental Health (ft. Crystal Widado from Each Mind)
On this episode of Forever Blooming, our hosts Jordyn & Insha bring back a previous guest so they can dive into the complexities of minority mental health. Welcome back Crystal! She gives her unique perspective on mental health as an South-Eastern Asian, Jordyn as an African American person, and Insha as an Indian. Each collectively talk about their similarities and differences as minorities, how each community is viewed by society, and how this has effected their relationship with mental health. It was a much needed conversation to dismantle the often white perspective on mental health that is portrayed in society and the media. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19UQ2CAgwL4iFTNS10sL5T9kG3fUoFf_7EpLUUlE-OAs/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17WflDCQv1Z2zO8ACaOZFttetQRufzrdzbpj058dDUh8/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Anchor and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
01:01:16
September 13, 2021
Episode 6- Overcoming Negative Thought Processes
Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation from 18:39 - 22:58 International Crisis Hotlines: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines This episode Jordyn covers some examples of negative thought process and dives into overcoming these common but harmful mindsets. They cover having a negative mental filter, false permanence, and toxic positivity whilst sharing their own personal experiences with each. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rATAcS9iSlna8EQOQ8o9I6wK346y9VBf1Ey3BQgEa5w/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17TBU2LF8iDHmbBJmPMHNZew_14tqUwSFGC8-50kWhJk/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
46:53
August 22, 2021
Episode 5- Teen Activism & Intersectionality (ft. Crystal & Sofia from Each Mind)
On this episode of Forever Blooming, our Hosts Jordyn and Insha chat with Sofia & Crystal to talk a bit about Each Mind, a mental health student organization they're apart of! Sofia is their Social Media Manager while Crystal is their Writing Director while dabbling a bit in Social Media as well! Links for their organization is down below. Next, we talk about what intersectionality means to Each Mind to both wrap up Minority Mental Health Month AND discuss how it's intertwined with Mental Health. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SkiTjIJu4r4ShoqpDGtQ_qcYXBGbFfrFi827POvba-4/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v33VW50gLZH1gf6LE2qn4iIj8x9vE870tXGfHt0VFbg/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TwQFlHjRkSZJ4CwmwhVseBicU4w3b-2yR9aGnjfHKIo/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube and other podcasting platforms! Each Mind's Links: https://eachmind.carrd.co/ Sofia's Insta: @sofiaisabellaflores_ Crystal's Insta: @crystalwidado Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
01:05:24
August 8, 2021
Episode 4 - Establishing A Work-Life Balance (ft. Sabeen Safi)
On this episode of Forever Blooming, our Hosts Jordyn and guest Sabeen Safi discuss establishing a work-life balance. Important topics such as learning how to say no and avoiding burnout are mentioned which is not only essential for our lives as students but also our lives as adults. Most importantly, we give tips on how to handle specific stressors that may be damaging to our mental health! Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KTgFv7Cqc1fpo1NwJ8swRsWrJxK31qHxM6EOoUMZZnU/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g9El3jHZGffo0f9mqCvEiURMCFDeqmBtuRzWGMCKgyg/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Spotify, Youtube and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
54:04
July 25, 2021
Episode 3- Navigating The Negatives of Social Media
[TW: Discussion of Eating Disorders] On this episode of Forever Blooming, our Hosts Jordyn and Insha explore the negative and positives of social media as a whole. Some of the negatives include unhealthy beauty standards, comparison of yourself to others, the obsession with likes, comments, and dislikes, and how all of this can impact your mental health. Since there a positive aspects, we do have to actively learn to cope with the negatives which we talk about at the end of the episode! Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1igzMqj84MsT78FMRUD5I7X3OU7HyTxzyPxge2CHq33U/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16HkvAYjdF7slhQuz57kORcYUK36yDJVierUDpm4A4zE/edit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Also available on Youtube, Spotify, and other podcasting platforms! Where To Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
48:57
July 11, 2021
Episode 2 - Pride, Awareness, and Mental Health
On this episode on Forever Blooming, we present a Pride Month-themed episode. Jordyn talks a little bit about their experience as an LGBTQ+ teen, LGBTQ+ identities, the struggles the LGBTQ+ community faces, and how mental health is intertwined with that. Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16N_CFbXsSq44zSyp_MpDh3gxt1_4Zv73bUl1_BkzIWo/edit Episode Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16y8vSQhBaRKwNc0sPK2PX9V4jV5YKyxCcBPuotc-EdI/edit Where To Find Us?:https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
44:16
June 28, 2021
Episode 1 - Meet The Hosts
On this episode, you get to know a bit more about the origins of the podcast, Forever Blooming's hosts, and banter about our experiences with mental health! Episode 1 Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11qWcSCMGBZPCwDg3RYYA1DsqMR-dO8NKDiCCYStJC4M/edit Where Can You Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
51:35
June 12, 2021
Trailer
​Forever Blooming is a bi-weekly mental health podcast about self-improvement and current news related to wellness. Overall, our mission is to spread mental health awareness and alleviate the stigma towards it. Along the way, we will provide our audience with tips to cope with different situations in life and positive sentiment towards vulnerability. Get ready to tune in for much more! Trailer Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L6O1ZNC6fWm2qDxQ-TbN7erERM5eFca3ofAr-FufDdM/edit Where Can You Find Us?: https://linktr.ee/ForeverBlooming
00:31
June 12, 2021