Chill Spot Radio

A podcast focusing on mental health for people of color.

Hosted ByJared Morgan & Dr. Allen Lipscomb

Chill Spot Radio is a safe spot for people of color to discuss topics that affect our mental health and identity. Our episodes will explore strategies to support mental wellness, examine the ways in which various things impact our mental health, and process how to manage it all. Mental health, especially among people of color, has long been stigmatized, inadvertently keeping our people from accessing and reaching mental well being. This podcast aims to transform stigma into strength. Your hosts, Jared Morgan and Dr. Allen Lispcomb, work in the mental health field, varying in their experience within the mental health profession. We thank you for your time and this brave space.

All Episodes

7: The Process

Today we’re holding space and providing opportunity to traverse the experience of being black. We begin to see what “healing enough” looks like.

6: A Space for Blackness

Leroy, from BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental-Health shares his wisdom, insight and magnetic energy as we discuss black wellness, wholeness and healing. We learn about ways to create healing organizations and culturally responsive mental health practices …

5: Decolonizing the Mind

Jose Paez joins the Chill Spot to discuss how colonialism impacts the mental health of people of color. We also explore decolonization of American social constructs and review liberation practices.  References from Decolonizing the Mind

4: The Ballot or the Bullet

Dr. Boris Ricks, whose expertise is in urban politics, joins the Chill Spot today. We examine the psychological burden of being black, marginalized and undermined in America. We also explore the physiological and psychological impact of police brutality …

3: How do we heal?

Continuation from last episode’s conversation around police brutality, trauma and how it impacts individuals, families and communities. How do we heal, and what is healing-enough? We also begin to unpack implicit bias.

2: Hunted: The Black Male Psyche

In this episode, we talk about the trauma black males experience when seeing other black men murdered. We examine trauma, it’s impact on communities of color, and dive deeper into Dr. Lipscomb’s research on black male grief. We also look at resilience, a…

1: What the F*ck is Mental Health?

Today’s topic is intended to explore the meaning of mental health. First, through exploring the difference between mental health and mental illness. Then looking at how mental health/wellness has affected communities of color.