It’s well known that there is a stigma attached to accessing mental health in the Black community. One way to combat this is through increasing awareness. In Episode 58, we get to talk to Dr.Brandon Gamble, the Dean at Oakwood University. Dr.Gamble, an educational psychologist, has worked to develop the leadership capacity of Black youth, specifically males, for decades. We talk about the value of developing safe spaces for youth to foster decision making.
Being an ally for LGBTQ+ Youth is something we need to talk about all year. Although I’ve been a school psychologist for two decades, I’m not an expert in serving the LGBTQ+ Youth community. So, I figured we should hear from someone who has done extensive work with our youth. I interviewed Cynthia “Cindy” L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC in Episode 57 of the Don’t Mix In Podcast.