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

13: Healing for the Healer

Sarah, LCSW, joins the podcast for an introspective conversation on racial identity, self care, and radical healing. We look at the parallel process of being a mental health provider who engages in mental health services. Sarah also shares how she mainta…

12: The Trailblazer

In this episode of the Chill Spot Radio, three generations of Black male therapists converge on issues of identity, culture, and experience. Reflecting on his 42 years of therapeutic work, Michael Hughes, LMFT, shares his story. With a unique view of wor…

11: The Humbled Athlete

Brett Riley, practicing Associate Clinical Social Worker joins the Chill Spot Radio. With tenderness and vulnerability, Brett shares his personal journey and reflects on the parallel process of being a healer to others while also being in need of healing…

10: A Space for Blackness Part 2

With a grounding presence, engaging spirit, and progressive vision, Yolo Akili Robinson joins Chill Spot Radio for it’s 10th episode! Yolo is a writer, yoga instructor, and the founder of BEAM Collective. In this episode we talk about BEAMs method of, “c…

9: Feel Free to Feel Free

James “Dat Yoga Dude” Woods (trained MFT children’s book authoer, and certified yoga instructor) shares his story of integrating mental health, yoga, and creating a community for black people, particularly men, to embrace these two disciplines. James sha…

8: Black Girl Magic

In today’s podcast we explore the importance of being seen.  Dr. Wendy Ashley and Professor Jolene Swain, co-creators of Black Girl Magic share the work they’re doing in connecting with and providing spaces of belonging to black women enrolled in the Mas…

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