Podcast Episodes

On this week’s episode Jayde is joined by Jasmine Orsted. In the episode, Jasmine shares with us what is was like being faced with intense racist bullying while preparing to try out for a college basketball team, the lawsuit that followed, the mental health implications that resulted, and how she was able to survive it all.

57 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with Darryll Stinson. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and this week’s episode is a look into what it was like for Darryll as he struggled with suicidal thoughts and attempts after an athletic career ending injury. Darryl shares with us his journey through his injury and resulting mental health implications, and how he got to where he is today, a mentor and leader for athletes who are look for direction after their careers.

42 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind we revisit a conversation with Wanjiko and Jordyn from Episode 27. This episode features a portion of the conversation that was not included in the episode a few weeks ago–we talk about the experience of physically developing into a Woman and the anxieties that come along with that, and dating and interacting with boys as Black girls at a predominantly white institution.

14 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde is joined by Dr. Sayida Peprah and Yhanni James to talk about maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida and Jayde talk about the ways pregnancy affects mental health and the state of Black maternal mental health in the US. Yhanni and Jayde talk about Yhanni’s pregnancy and birthing experiences and the challenges that come along with motherhood in the America.

1 Hour 37 Minute Listen

This episode of Students of Mind focuses on the experiences that Black Women have in predominantly white institutions (PWI). Specifically, we will be discussing the ways in which attending PWI’s effects Black women’s mental health and body image. Featured in this episode is researcher, social justice advocate, and instructor Dr. Joy Cox, as well as two of Jayde’s former classmates who attended a PWI with her in elementary and middle school.

1 Hour 25 Minute Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde is joined by nutritionist Sarah Berneche and advocate Lexie Smith about the complexities of orthorexia and the reality of the eating disorder recovery process.

1 Hour 17 Minute Listen

This episode of Students of Mind is the beginning of the Social Media Mind series where we  explore the ways in which social media affects mental health. In this series we will talk to leaders in the research on mental health implications of social media, social media influencers, and people who consume content on social media to get a picture of the current state of online spaces and to explore ways to make social media a safe space for everyone’s mental health. In this first installment, Jayde sits down with researcher and lecturer Dr. Danielle Wagstaff and social media influencer and mom Kodye Elyse.

1 Hour 21 Minute Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde sits down with Dr. Suzanne Hanser to explore music therapy and the ways in which everyone can utilize music for healing purposes. 

40 Minute Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde talks to Dr. Sand Chang and Aisha Nash for the second episode of the body image series. In the discussion Jayde and Guests talk about diet culture and its relationship to systems of oppression, experiences of disordered eating in the LGBTQ+ community, yoga as a form of body liberation, and more!

1 HOUR 22 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde talks to Elika Aird and Anne-Laure Peaucelle about the ways in which yoga can help with mental wellness. Elika talks about her her journey into the yoga world after injuring her back, energy centers in the body, how yoga helps during and after pregnancy, and what it’s like being a Black yoga instructor. Anne-Laure talks about the relationship between yoga and mental health, yoga therapy and how she supports her clients, and how she began her own yoga practice. 

1 HOUR 8 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind we have the second episode of our short series on psychiatric medication. First, Jayde talks to Dr. Kimberly Gordon-Achebe who talks about racism in psychiatry. In the second part of the episode, Jayde is interviewed by her partner Zen to share about her experience with receiving psychiatric care and being on medication. 

1 HOUR 45 MINUTE LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde sits down with Psychiatrists Dr. Alex Dimitriu and Dr. Chris Capelle to begin a discussion about the stigma and  debate around psychiatric medications. 

48 MIN LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with Sarah Jane Thomas to begin a series of episodes surrounding the topic of body image.

43 MIN LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde sits down with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America founder Linda Stalters and schizophrenia activist Michelle Hammer to talk about the truth of what it’s like to live with schizophrenia and psychosis.

75 MIN LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with Cristina Mardirossian and Mia Hemstad to discuss trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cristina Mardirossian, a Pasadena based trauma therapist, talks about what trauma is and how it can develop PTSD, the therapeutic model and modalities that she and other practitioners use to treat her patients, and debunks some of the common myths that surround PTSD. In the second part of the episode, Mia Hemstad, a trauma survivor and self-care coach, talks about her PTSD and general mental health journey, the things she has implemented in her life to help her cope with her symptoms, and what it’s like being a mom while also living with mental illness.

90 MIN LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde is joined by Haesue Jo and Melanie Santos to talk about the ins and outs of depression. Jayde and Haesue talk about the many ways depression can present itself. In the second part, Jayde Talks with Melanie about her experience with depression, what her healing journey looked like, and where she is today.

70 MIN LISTEN

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with therapist Dr. Kevin Chapman. They discuss what anxiety is and some of the basics around generalized anxiety disorder and how it is identified and treated. They also discuss how individuals’ anxiety has been affected by the events and uncertainty of 2020, and some suggestions for dealing with stress around the upcoming election. 

48 Min Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with psychiatrist and professor Dr. Diana Samuel to have an honest conversation about bipolar disorders.

43 Min Listen

On this weeks episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with Dr. Jennifer Mullan of Decolonizing Psychology LLC. to talk about and state of mental health for BIPOC in the US right now, and what it means to decolonize mental health.

60 Min Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde and Dr. Carolyn Ross have a discussion about eating disorders. We talk about the basics, defining the different types of eating disorders and forms of treatments, and we also talk about how eating disorders are experienced for people of color. This is a long episode with a lot of great information, I hope you enjoy!

64 Min Listen

In this episode of Students of Mind Jayde talks with Imi Lo about “Emotional Intensity,” a term she formed stemming from Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive model.

38 Min Listen

On this weeks episode of Students of Mind, Jayde sits down with sensitivity expert Julie Bjelland to talk about highly sensitive people. High sensitivity is a trait that about 20% of the population has, and in this episode we discuss how this trait affects every day life.

51 Min Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde and Aminah discuss the mental health experiences of Black men with therapist Jor-El Caraballo.

61 Min Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind, Jayde is joined by Litsa Tanner, a licensed therapist specializing in OCD and clinical director of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. They discuss the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals who suffer with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

52 Min Listen

In this short bonus episode of Students of Mind, Jayde and Aminah sit down with therapist Shayla D Tumbling to hear about her experiences being a Black Woman in America, what she has noticed about Black Women’s mental health in her personal and professional life, and a brief talk about intergenerational trauma.

36 Min Listen

On this episode of Students of Mind Jayde and Sarah sit down with Dr. Sarah Lipson to talk about the effects that the Coronavirus Pandemic has had on the mental health of College students and college-aged young adults.

51 Min Listen

On today’s episode we sit down with Onika Reigns of the Black Dream Escape to talk about the rest and sleep practices of Black and indigenous people, how it affects mental health, and how the Black Dream Escape is addressing these issues.

53 Min Listen

On this episode, Jayde, Aliyah, and Ottavia sit down with mindfulness expert and founder of the Mindful Life Project JG Larochette. Join us to learn about what mindfulness is, how to practice it, how it works, and enjoy a short guided mindfulness  practice.

51 Min Listen

This episode of Students of Mind is the second part of our discussion about Black mental health with Doctor Tyffani Dent. 

38 Min Listen

This episode of Students of Mind is the beginning of a series of discussions regarding Black mental health. We decided that this was necessary in light of the devastating murders of several unarmed Black souls in the recent months and the movement and protests that have resulted. I want to use this unique space that I have created to emphasize that Black Lives Matter by having open conversations about black mental health. In this first episode of this series, we are joined by psychologist and activist Dr. Tyffani Mondford Dent who shares some general information about mental health in the Black community and how systemic racism impacts Black mental health.

29 Min Listen

On this pilot episode of Students of Mind, host Jayde, Sara, Ottavia, and Aliyah define the term mental health and dive into the history of mental health and  how it has evolved over time.