tomorrow june 21 from 8:00pm – 9:00pm EST tune in to blis.fm to hear me *live* in-studio on divergent thought. divergent thought, co-hosted by three diverse black men, is a radio show that offers thoughtful insights into situations that impact our world. the studio is located here in washington d.c. i will share my own story to raise awareness about mental illness and offer some of my favorite resources for people who are struggling. and, most importantly, i will learn from charles, barrington and daryl about their own cultural experiences and perceptions of mental illness. you can learn more about them by clicking here.
i am so excited that they asked me to join in a discussion about mental health. when i asked charles (pictured above in the center) why he wanted to feature me on tomorrow’s show, this was his response:
“we want to have a conversation about mental health because it is often stigmatized as a taboo subject. many individuals feel like talking about mental health and asking for help is a sign of weakness. we know better. we want to shine a light on the topic to reiterate that there is never a reason to walk alone and suffer in silence. just because people cannot see the scars doesn’t mean that they are not there. we want people to know more about mental health so that they are more willing to talk about it. even if talking about it doesn’t necessarily help them, it might help someone else.”
please visit the divergent thought webpage to listen along live! you can even call in with a question towards the end of the interview. if you can’t join us tomorrow, there will be a podcast of the interview to share in the next few days.