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February 17th, 2024 –  Embracing your Black Identity – Seminar

Embracing your Black Identity - Seminar

February 10th, 2024 –  Health and Wellness Fair – Seminar

Health and Wellness Fair - Seminar

February 3rd, 2024 –  Deconstructing the Past to Reconstruct the Future – Seminar

Deconstructing the Past to Reconstruct the Future - Seminar

January 13th, 2024 –  Developing a Strong Health Culture with Financial Literacy – Seminar

Developing a Strong Health Culture with Financial Literacy - Seminar

SEASON 2 AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

November 13th (Season Finale) – Compared to Who? – A Christian Perspective on Body Image

In many societies, there are often unrealistic standards of beauty promoted by the media, which can contribute to body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem, especially among young people. It’s important to recognize that everyone’s body is unique, and there is a wide range of shapes, sizes, and appearances that can be healthy and normal.

Promoting a positive body image involves fostering self-acceptance and self-love, irrespective of societal expectations. Encouraging a healthy relationship with one’s body, focusing on overall well-being rather than conforming to specific appearance ideals, can contribute to improved mental and emotional health.

Featuring Guests:

  • Graduate students of the Southern University A&M College Clinical Mental Health Program

 

Compared to Who? - A Christian Perspective on Body Image

November 6th – Exploring The Importance Of Mental Health
& Discovering Your Mental Hygiene!

The state of our mental well-being exerts a profound influence on our overall health. It encompasses our cognitive processes, emotional experiences, sentiments, and prevailing moods, all of which significantly shape our decision-making, behavior, and interpersonal interactions. A robust mental health fosters resilience against stress, promotes success in our careers, enhances our capacity to rebound from adversity, and contributes positively to our communities, allowing us to reach our full potential.

Featuring Guests:

  • Dr. Susan Thornton – Ed.D., LPC-S, NCC, LPP, RPT-S – Southern University Clinical Mental Health Department
  • Graduate students of the Southern University A&M College Clinical Mental Health Program

 

Exploring The Importance Of Mental Health & Discovering Your Mental Hygiene!

October 30th –  Having a Healthier Community

The effect of health on quality of life can also impact the desire to participate in civic duties, social functions, and leisure activities, according to Healthy People 2020, an initiative of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Communities that are attentive to public health can even reduce inequality among their residents.

Featuring Guests:

  • Daryl Blacher – Grants Administrator for the Mayor’s Office of Community Development
  • Hillery G. Johnson – JHB Engineering/J. Hill Construction LLC

Having a Healthier Community

October 23rd – Building Resilient Families After Going Through Domestic Violence

Families and people who have experienced domestic abuse are currently in the process of healing, treating both physical and mental scars caused by repeated traumas. These traumas can have a variety of repercussions on one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Recognizing these impacts is a necessary first step toward embarking on a journey of rehabilitation and healing.

Featuring Guests:

  • Veronica Pryor-Faciane – Inspirational Diamonds LLC
  • Sarah Harrel – Survivor of Domestic Abuse

 

Building Resilient Families After Going Through Domestic Violence

October 16th – Telling Money What To Do

There are many success stories about people in the community who came from nothing and are now millionaires, business owners, and very successful. A crucial part of their success came from knowing how to “tell money what to do” and not the other way around. By getting to the root of financial struggles, we are able to understand and learn how to better our financial health.

Featuring Guests:

  • Minister Alicia Coates – M.B.A. Business Development & Money Management
  • Robert Davis – Financial Literacy & Education – Former State Trooper & Former Marine

Telling Money What to Do

October 9th – The connection between Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health

Most people think physical health and mental health are two very different things. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, physical health and mental health are very intricately related. When you have good mental health, your physical health can improve. At the same time, when you have good physical health, your mental health can improve. By connecting physical and mental health and understanding how they influence each other and the importance of optimizing both, you can live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.

Featuring Guests:

  • Veronica Pryor-Faciane  – Inspirational Diamonds LLC
  • Pastor Gregory Coates – St. John Baptist Church

The connection between Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health

October 2nd- My Health is My Choice

That statement refers to more than just striving to shed weight or keep healthy. It includes all parts of life that we desire to improve in the coming year. Areas are either expanding or contracting. This year, aim to keep growing in the areas of your life discussed in this Podcast.

Featuring Guests

  • Brittany Adams, BS RN
  • Minister Dedra Matthews, 4x Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Terriyon Fairley Collins, BS RDN

My Health is My Choice

September 25th – Let’s Talk About Trauma

Trauma affects all types of people and is, sadly, a part of many people’s lives. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), two-thirds of children have encountered at least one traumatic event by the age of sixteen. Furthermore, according to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 70% of individuals in the United States have encountered some form of traumatic event at least once in their lives.

 

Featuring Guests/Speaker(s):

  • Courtney Altman – Health Literacy Coach
  • Councilwoman Chauna Banks – Baton Rouge District 2 Council Member
  • Alexis Young LCSW BACS – Therapeutic Wellness Solutions

Let's Talk About Trauma

September 18th – How Can We Help Children Become More Resilient?

The cornerstone for developing resilience in children is a combination of supporting connections, pleasant experiences, and the development of adaptability abilities. A common thread in children who develop resilience, for example, is the presence of a loving and caring parent or caregiver. When children have at least one attentive adult in their lives who can act as a buffer when they suffer trauma, it is less likely that their emotional development will be disrupted.

 

Featuring Guests:

  • Tony Scott – Program Manager for Baton Rouge Advancing Health Literacy
  • Thomasina Joseph – Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Tommy Morris – Chief Serving Officer with The GRACE Firm

How Can We Help Children Become More Resilient?

September 11th – Conditioning Ourselves to Perform in Every Area of Our Lives

Although exercise and athletics bring numerous mental health benefits such as self-confidence, connectivity, social support, and positive self-esteem, student-athletes also face a particular set of stresses associated with mental illness. 

 

Featuring Guests:

  • Dr. Calvin Nicholas
  • Pastor Anthonise Davenport
  • Coach Lester Ricard

Conditioning Ourselves to Perform in Every Area of Our Lives

 

 

August 28th – The Necessity of Community Support in a Strong Health Culture

Exciting stories about the importance of community engagement range from creating (or even preventing) change in local policies and service provision that enrich not only everyday lives and community livability but also help shape and envision a community’s future, bringing with it not only wider societal change but also global impacts.

Featuring Guests:

  • Daryl Blacher – Grants Administrator for the Mayor’s Office of Community Development
  • Pastor William “Bemmer Johnson
  • Officer Daryl Honore

The Necessity of Community Support in a Strong Health Culture

 

 

August 21st – Where Do We Begin?

Offers an introduction to how to influence positive change in the health decisions of the individuals in the community.

 

Featuring Guests:

  • Brittany Adams, BS, RN
  • Robert Davis, Former Police Officer
  • Melrose Biagas – Board Chairwoman of GROWTH Services of Louisiana

Where Do We Begin?

 

 

August 19th – Developing a Strong Health Culture in Your Community.

Developing a Strong Health Culture in Your Community. - Part 1

Developing a Strong Health Culture in Your Community. - Part 2

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