Therapy Is Important For Children.
“When we talk about children’s mental health and learning to help them cope with trauma or mental illness, we become a bit misguided. Naturally, we need to address issues like stigma, lack of resources, and the challenges of working with a child’s brain to repair any damage before it becomes a long-term problem.
But we also need to see mental health work as an opportunity. Therapy should not only be about reacting to a breakdown and restoring someone to normal. Rather, we should aim to transform the people around us and empower them to grow beyond who they were when they started to have the issues. It’s even easier to accomplish this when we take the time to talk about children’s mental health.” - Michael Noker
Article "Taking Your Child to a Therapist": https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/finding-therapist.html
Article "I’m Glad I Sent My Son to Therapy": https://www.talkspace.com/blog/im-glad-sent-son-therapy/
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Understanding PMDD, Sadness, and Depression
PMDD Article - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308332#treatment
Sadness and Depression Article - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-is-state-mind/201910/the-difference-between-sadness-and-depression
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In this episode I'm going to dig into trauma responses and the influence trauma has on how we respond to triggers from people, things, and situations around us. We hear the word Trigger and Trauma thrown around a lot these days but some may not know that they are also dealing with trauma by ow tey response to certain tin tat trier tem. Some may not even know when they are triggered and how to work on those triggers because they are so used to responding in the ways they do. This episodes touches on triers, trauma responses, and what to when you find yourself in these moments. | Connect with me: https://www.linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
Happy New Year! In this episode I welcome the year with some news and change of agenda. It's a different year and some new developments are happening in my own personal life that will create shifts that are necessary to flow into! | Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode, the last episode of the year, I sit in conversation with Alyssa and Toni Junious founders and creators of Soultry Sisters, a community-based organization that empowers diverse and multigenerational women to live creative and healthy lives. I speak to them about their journeys into the wellness community, how they found Soultry Sisters, what Radical Soulcare means, and how we can incorporate Radical Soulcare into our individual lives and community as a whole. Connect with Soultry Sisters here : https://www.soultrysisters.com/ | Connect with me here: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode, I discuss reasons why people avoid therapy even for those on the path towards healing. I combat some excuses, and share my own therapy experience. Take a listen, and I hope you leave feeling enlightened, and aware. Check out 5 Common Fears: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13317/5-common-fears-that-keep-people-out-of-therapy.html | Check out List of Excuses: https://theeverygirl.com/excuses-not-to-go-to-therapy/ | Therapy Resources: https://linktr.ee/TherapyResources | Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode I dissect Victimhood. We dig into what being a victim is and how it can stop most of us from progressing in life. Do we recognize when we're victims and how we can make changes to help our lives be what we want it to be? Have you checked your inner Victim lately? | Check out Janet Hubert interview here: https://youtu.be/TNnr4jd9rCc | Connect with me here: https://www.linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode I review the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion (HBO Max) and two Red Table Talk episode that showed a level of healing work that I feel a lot of us need to do in order to show up better in life and community. As a part of community healing and mental health we need to recognize certain patterns that hold us back from connecting with others and forming the love and kindness we all deeply deserve. I hope 6you enjoy this episode and gain something profound! Check out the Red Table Talk here: https://redtabletalk.com/ | Connect with me here: https://www.linktr.ee.com/amarachicrystal
In this episode I touch a little on Political Race Wars, and Race wars in general. A lot of people from politicians to celebrities are truly showing themselves when it comes to covert racism and Anti-Blackness. Take a listen and leave comments. | Eva Longoria full interview here: https://youtu.be/xFtSvUofTPs | Mental Health and Politics article here: https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/effect-of-politics-on-mental-health | Connect with me here: https://instagram.com/lifebyamarachipod
In this episode I wanted to have a loose outline and lighten up your day a little. I share a bit of comedy and satire as we all await the election. We are literally in a movie, in what will be historical times, and I'm choosing to still find a sense of joy in the world right now. Remember that you always have control and autonomy over your own life, no one can tell you differently. You can check out David Johns statement video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHLfrLblzfM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link | You can check out The Daily Show video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHL1KbMJl5l/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link | Connect with me here: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode, I am joined by a close friend of mine, Karen Pancho. We sit and talk about one of the hardest moments in friendships we've had and how we overcame it, including one of the happiest and proudest moments we've had in friendship. Having a supportive group of friends where times are so complicated allows you to keep your mental health in balance. I hope the conversation we have is enjoyable! Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal | Connect with Karen: https://www.instagram.com/pancho.vision/
This episode was prerecorded. I was feeling a sense of clarity and needed to talk about where my mind has been during COVID 19 Quarantine. Recognizing purpose, wanting to move, embracing my growth, and seeing the possibilities I never thought I had. If anything positive came out of COVID it would be having the possibility to truly sit and ponder about what I want my life to be like, and knowing I can live exactly as I want to and not through my loyalty to family, friends, or attachment to the current society I live in. I hope you enjoy this walk into my head! | Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
Today's episode is in celebration of World Mental Health Day which lands every year on October 10th. In this episode we breakdown three mental health struggles, denoting their symptoms so you can gauge whether you or someone you care for might be struggling with mental health. We also share information on different mental health professionals that can help support anyone facing mental health struggles. | Some of the information on this episode came from: https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-conditions and https://www.priorygroup.com/mental-health/anger-management/symptoms-of-anger-management | Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
In this episode, I share my recent experiences with doubt and it's connection with Grind Culture and Hustle Mentality. We also dig a bit deeper into where the Grind & Hustle mentality might have stemmed from and why we may need to prioritize Self-care more in our lives. Some of the words and research on this podcast came from these two articles: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-reiss-race-sleep-gap-20170423-story.html | https://blog.runrun.it/en/hustle-culture/ | Learn more about PMDD: https://bit.ly/2SF6RR8 | Connect with me - https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
It's been a heavy year, and we'll need some healing to get through this year and then soon! I was drawn to speak about trauma, specifically, childhood trauma because we forget that a lot of how we, even those making the rule of us as a country, and those we are in charge of, see the world all handle our lives stem fro ow we grew up. In its episode, I educate you on what childhood trauma is, speak about my journey, and how what steps I took to deal with my Adverse Childhood Experience. I believe you can too.
Check out The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) for more info on. • Childhood Trauma - https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma\
• My Well Being Therapy Type Quiz - https://rb.gy/wiyo9h •
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This episode I recorded on Sunday 9/20/20.
I sit down with my nephew to demonstrate an act of mindfulness. Mindfulness shouldn't seem overwhelming, it would be a moment to connect with ourselves and those around it. In this episode, you'll enjoy an 11-year-old mindfully sharing himself by answering a few mindful questions that I'm sure we all want to know about when it comes to "What is life like for a child during the world we are living in today?" Let's connect with my nephew, Gaiden, through mindful questions! Always remember to be curious and ask more mindful and personal questions enough to connect. The more we are connected, the more we support our mental health. • Connect with me - https://linktr.ee/amarachicrystal
Hi, I'm Amarachi Crystal, a visual artist, an entrepreneur, and an advocate for mental health. In this episode, I speak a little about myself and my mental health journey.
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