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Dear Black Boy: The therapeutic Podcast for Black Men

Dear Black Boy: The therapeutic Podcast for Black Men

By Montrell Pryor
Dear Black Boy is a podcast tailored to discuss mental health amongst black men and to open dialogue about the mental health challenges we face as well as offer up interventions that we can all incorporate within our day to day routines. Dear Black Boy is not a substitute for a licensed mental health clinician.
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Chapter 2: H.O.P.E Dealer: Helping Others Prepare to Exit Substance Abuse

Dear Black Boy: The therapeutic Podcast for Black Men

Chapter 2: H.O.P.E Dealer: Helping Others Prepare to Exit Substance Abuse

Dear Black Boy: The therapeutic Podcast for Black Men

Chapter 13: Black Men & Imposter Syndrome
Ever feel like you are doubting your true abilities? Ever felt like you were a fraud and don't deserve the success that you have today? My guest, Lafayette Brown-LCSW and I,  discuss the complexities of imposter syndrome and how it shows up among Black men.
May 18, 2021
Chapter 12: Black Men & Toxic Masculinity
Ever wonder what exactly Toxic Masculinity is and if you are displaying behaviors that are associated with it? Our guest today, Steven Hayes LCSW break's down the root of what Toxic Masculinity is and how it is used within the context of today's society! 
April 21, 2021
Chapter 11: 7 Signs to Recognize Zoom Fatigue and 10 tips to combat it
Are you someone that is always having to meet on Zoom? Google Hangouts? What about Microsoft Teams? Are you starting to feel the burnout of always being in front of a laptop with little to no break? Join me, Montrell Pryor LGSW, as I discuss 7 signs to recognizing zoom fatigue and 10 tips to assist you with combat it so that your workday can continue to be productive!
March 2, 2021
Chapter 10: Black Men & Childhood Sexual Trauma
***TRIGGER WARNING*** On this episode, my guest Christopher Edgar-Smith, LCSW and I discuss the complexities of how Black boys who are sexually violated often cope in silence as they navigate the world as a child. We then discuss how this unresolved trauma impacts and manifest itself as Black boys become Black Men later on down the line. 
January 27, 2021
Chapter 9: Black Men & Sex Addictions
Ever wonder if your sex drive is too high or if you masturbate too much? Is there a such thing as too much porn? My guest, Greg Dawson II LCSW, and I discuss various sex addictions and the coping skills that are attached.  
January 18, 2021
Black Men & HIV Part 4. HIV and Prevention
Although HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was painted to be, there are a few preventative measures you can take to protect yourself from contracting HIV. My guest clinician, KC Freeman II LCSW-A, discusses the various options as well as the different treatments that are available on the market today! 
January 18, 2021
Black Men & HIV Part 3. HIV & Stigma
It is no surprise that stigma and lack of education is what perpetuates the falsities of all that HIV entails and keeps people, Black men specifically, from being properly educated and tested. My guest, Richard Peyton, MPH and I discuss the dangers of HIV stigma and how we can dismantle the stigma in an effort to liberate everyone. 
January 13, 2021
Black Men & HIV Part 2. HIV & Shame
With a diagnosis of HIV, it is so easy for individuals to experience shame and guilt when navigating this new diagnosis. Listen in as our guess P.J. Moton-Poole, LMSW discusses the ways shame presents itself with individuals living with HIV. 
January 11, 2021
Chapter 8: Black Men and HIV Part 1. Access to Care
Join myself and Dr. Raymond Adams as we discuss the complexities and barriers to accessing care for Black Men who are living with HIV. This conversation focuses on current care models and different ways that healthcare and our society can assist in supporting and improving care for those who live with HIV. 
January 11, 2021
Chapter 7: Shake The Funk: Tips on Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)
Ever wonder why your mood seems to shift in the winter more than it does during the spring and summer? Are you starting to suddenly lose interest in things that you were once passionate about? Listen as I give you applicable tips to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) better known as Seasonal Depression.
November 2, 2020
Chapter 6: Blood Brothers: Black Men and Sickle Cell Disease
As you all may or may not know, September is Sickle Cell Disease Month. Our special guest is Andre Harris, a brave and respectable advocate within the sickle cell community. Being diagnosed with Sickle Cell, Andre has made it his life's mission to educate communities about Sickle Cell disease and how it impacts communities of color. 
September 16, 2020
Chapter 5: The Fight within: Black Men and Internalized Homophobia
Sometimes we take in and care about so much of what the world thinks and says about us; that we find ourselves suppressing our most authentic selves to please the people we love the most. Our guest Ronellis Tunstill LPC, discusses internalized homophobia and how it robs black men of the authenticity and love we deserve. 
July 31, 2020
Chapter 4: Bi and Bi: Black Men and Bisexuality
Black men and how we choose to express our sexuality has always been a very complex conversation. In today's society,  with television shows, music, and other forms of media, the topic of black men who identify as bisexual is slowly becoming a popular subject. Our guest clinician Ronellis Tunstill LPC, and I discuss the complexity of black men and bisexuality. 
June 23, 2020
Chapter 3: The Road Less Traveled: The Black Men's Guide for Depression
In these most daunting and unprecedented times, it can be a challenge to express your emotions and become vulnerable with family, friends, or a significant other. Bottling those emotions can most often times lead to depression. In this episode, our guest clinician Nathan Drew, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the DC and MD area talks about how depression is caused, the symptoms, and what we can do to ease and alleviate symptoms of depression. 
May 28, 2020
Chapter 2: H.O.P.E Dealer: Helping Others Prepare to Exit Substance Abuse
On this weeks episode, our special guest Omari Corbet, a License Professional Counselor in the DMV area, discusses what is substance abuse, what causes substance abuse, and intervention conversations we could have with friends or family members that may be addicted to different substances. 
May 4, 2020
Chapter 1: Breathe. Stretch. Shake. Let it Go: All things anxiety!
Ever experienced a sense of worry that overwhelms you out of nowhere? Ever had shortness of breath from the thought of not getting one of the 12 million task completed in your head? This episode is for you! Listen as our guest, Dr. Ronald Love Jr., a clinical psychologist in the state of Maryland, discusses anxiety, the effects of anxiety, and what you can do to manage your symptoms on a day to day basis. 
April 29, 2020
The Introduction
I wanted to take time to introduce myself before the office launch of the podcast! Listen to why I chose start the podcast and a little bit about me!
April 25, 2020