G-MNMYEZ9F12 116297026472623 NAMI, Mental Illness, Black Woman, Bipolar, Mental Health, Stigma, communities of color - In My Shoes Podcast

Episode 36

Published on:

13th May 2021

REWIND - Mental Illness - The Stigma, The Shame, My Story

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Hear NAMI Hillsborough's Executive Director Natasha A. Pierre tell her story of discovery after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She will talk about the stigma she has faced, what happened when she was first diagnosed and the day she decided she was going to go public with her diagnosis.

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. The goal is to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

To learn more about NAMI go to: https://www.nami.org.

AND... It's my birthday! Don't forget to help me celebrate with a donation to our non-profit so that we can donate journals to girls of color starting their senior in high school, as well as educators of color dedicated to making a difference for children.

Please Donate Today! https://bit.ly/IMSDONATE - Thank you!

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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

About your host

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Karin Davis-Thompson