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Nikki Webber Allen

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Couched in Color Ep 20 (Part 2) - As For Me, I Have to Stick with the Sistahs: Black Women Creatives and Mental Health with Nikki Webber Allen

Couched In Color Podcast

(Part 2 of my conversation with the shining light Nikki Webber Allen) This final episode of the season, part 2 of 2 parts, is particularly powerful and remains relevant for me and the CIC crew. Nikki Webber Allen is an Emmy award winning producer with a Ted Talk (yes THE TED Talk), currently at 2.3 million views and counting. Nikki talks openly about her own experiences with mental health, she describes her devastating loss of a loved one to mental illness and she openly shares with our audience her coping strategies, means of support and efforts to empower other through her nonprofit, I Live For... In my closing thoughts for the season, I thanks loads of people which you'll hear and see on this episode (namely my family). I also promised, however, to name the woman who encouraged me to go for it and start my podcast. I only know her by her IG handle @rachaelroyds but I love her because she is the person who gave me the courage to press forward. Also thanking Ron Funches and Halston Ray because they both believe in me and went out of their way to get me set up. Wow! It makes me teary just to think about how kind so many strangers and new friends have been to me. We'll be back for Season 2!! Stay with us ya'll! You can Find I Live for on the web at www.ilivefor.org. As always, you can find us across all social media at @couchedincolor (on Twitter) and @couched_in_color (on Instagram). Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a psychologist, author, founder of mental health nonprofit the AAKOMA Project and host of the mental health podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee,”

20mins

2 Jan 2021

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Couched in Color Ep 19 (Part 1) - As For Me, I Have to Stick with the Sistahs: Black Women Creatives and Mental Health with Nikki Webber Allen

Couched In Color Podcast

Earlier this week, I took a moment to reflect on Black women, our mental health, trauma, grief and recovery. I thought about Megan Thee Stallion and her traumatic experience with gun violence; the horrifying impacts of COVID-19 on Black women caring for children, spouses/partners, aging parents and working in essential professions (sometimes without PPE or other critical safety measures). My teen daughter brought it all home for me when she told me, "mom I feel like Black women are the most unprotected women in the world". It was heavy and I felt sad that even my teen, with all of the energy I and my family pour into her, still sees so much in this work that leaves her weary. So, this final episode of the season, part 1 of 2 parts, is particularly powerful for me and the CIC crew. Nikki Webber Allen is an Emmy award winning producer with a Ted Talk (yes THE TED Talk), currently at 2.3 million views and counting. Nikki talks openly about her own experiences with mental health, she describes her devastating loss of a loved one to mental illness and she openly shares with our audience her coping strategies, means of support and efforts to empower other through her nonprofit, I Live For... I left this conversation feeling inspired and validated (and that wasn't even my goal going in!) As a bonus in this episode, I share how Nikki fundamentally changed my life (not even kidding) and if you listen to her story, she will fundamentally change yours too, so please take a moment to listen and subscribe. You can Find I Live for on the web at www.ilivefor.org. As always, you can find us across all social media at @couchedincolor (on Twitter) and @couched_in_color (on Instagram). Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a psychologist, author, founder of mental health nonprofit the AAKOMA Project and host of the mental health podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee,”

27mins

2 Jan 2021

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Couched in Color Ep 20 (Part 2) - As For Me, I Have to Stick with the Sistahs: Black Women Creatives and Mental Health with Nikki Webber Allen

Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee

(Part 2 of my conversation with the shining light Nikki Webber Allen) This final episode of the season, part 2 of 2 parts, is particularly powerful and remains relevant for me and the CIC crew.  Nikki Webber Allen is an Emmy award winning producer with a Ted Talk (yes THE TED Talk), currently at 2.3 million views and counting.  Nikki talks openly about her own experiences with mental health, she describes her devastating loss of a loved one to mental illness and she openly shares with our audience her coping strategies, means of support and efforts to empower other through her nonprofit, I Live For... In my closing thoughts for the season, I thanks loads of people which you'll hear and see on this episode (namely my family). I also promised, however, to name the woman who encouraged me to go for it and start my podcast.  I only know her by her IG handle @rachaelroyds but I love her because she is the person who gave me the courage to press forward.  Also thanking Ron Funches and Halston Ray because they both believe in me and went out of their way to get me set up.  Wow! It makes me teary just to think about how kind so many strangers and new friends have been to me. We'll be back for Season 2!!  Stay with us ya'll! You can Find I Live for on the web at www.ilivefor.org. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel Click here to subscribe to apple podcasts Click here to subscribe to Libsyn As always, you can find us across all social media at @couchedincolor (on Twitter) and @couched_in_color (on Instagram).  Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a psychologist, author, founder of mental health nonprofit the AAKOMA Project and host of the mental health podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee,” 

20mins

6 Aug 2020

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Couched in Color Ep 19 (Part 1) - As For Me, I Have to Stick with the Sistahs: Black Women Creatives and Mental Health with Nikki Webber Allen

Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee

Earlier this week, I took a moment to reflect on Black women, our mental health, trauma, grief and recovery.  I thought about Megan Thee Stallion and her traumatic experience with gun violence; the horrifying impacts of COVID-19 on Black women caring for children, spouses/partners, aging parents and working in essential professions (sometimes without PPE or other critical safety measures). My teen daughter brought it all home for me when she told me, "mom I feel like Black women are the most unprotected women in the world".  It was heavy and I felt sad that even my teen, with all of the energy I and my family pour into her, still sees so much in this work that leaves her weary. So, this final episode of the season, part 1 of 2 parts, is particularly powerful for me and the CIC crew.  Nikki Webber Allen is an Emmy award winning producer with a Ted Talk (yes THE TED Talk), currently at 2.3 million views and counting.  Nikki talks openly about her own experiences with mental health, she describes her devastating loss of a loved one to mental illness and she openly shares with our audience her coping strategies, means of support and efforts to empower other through her nonprofit, I Live For... I left this conversation feeling inspired and validated (and that wasn't even my goal going in!)  As a bonus in this episode, I share how Nikki fundamentally changed my life (not even kidding) and if you listen to her story, she will fundamentally change yours too, so please take a moment to listen and subscribe. You can Find I Live for on the web at www.ilivefor.org. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel Click here to subscribe to apple podcasts Click here to subscribe to Libsyn As always, you can find us across all social media at @couchedincolor (on Twitter) and @couched_in_color (on Instagram).  Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a psychologist, author, founder of mental health nonprofit the AAKOMA Project and host of the mental health podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee,” 

27mins

30 Jul 2020

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Episode 322: No More Suffering In Silence. Nikki Webber Allen

The Trauma Therapist

Nikki Webber Allen is a 2-Time Emmy Award winner with 20 years of experience producing content for media outlets including Warner Bros., HBO, ABC, 20th Century Fox and BET.In 2013, while working as the Vice President of Casting & Talent Relations for the cable network TV One, Nikki lost her 22-year old nephew, Paul, to suicide after his years of struggle with depression and anxiety. Since then, she’s become a passionate mental health advocate.In Paul’s honor, she launched the nonprofit I Live For.org to create a safe space for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health in communities of color where the cultural stigma of mental illness discourages far too many young people from seeking help.Esteemed scholar and advisor to the foundation, Michael Eric Dyson has called I Live For “an incredibly important organization that offers much needed support to those who too often suffer in silence.”Her work with I LIVE FOR.org has been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, NPR and NBC News.She’s the host of Slate Magazine’s podcast “Life Effects” and she’s currently producing and directing a documentary film featuring a diverse group of compelling young men and women who reject the stigma of mental illness and share candid stories about their experiences living with depression and anxiety. The film is being scored by her husband musician Jeffrey Allen of the Grammy nominated R&B band Mint Condition.In Spring 2017, she was chosen for the highly-coveted TED Residency program which culminated in delivering an impassioned TED Talk entitled, “Don’t suffer from your depression in silence,” which has garnered over 1.7MM views.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

34mins

10 Dec 2018

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Don't Suffer From Your Depression In Silence Featuring Emmy Award Winner & I Love For Founder Nikki Webber Allen

Fireflies Unite With Kea

Kea interviewed Emmy Award-winning and I Live For founder Nikki Webber Allen about millennials of color impacted by mental illness. Unfortunately, Nikki lost her nephew Paul R. Webber V to suicide yet found her strength by starting an organization I Live For (ILF) and its mission is to end mental health stigma in communities starting with millennials of color. Through short films, live events and social media, ILF informs, inspires and connects by creating a safe space for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health. She found that one in four people in the world and one in five Americans will develop a mental disorder in their lifetime. People from marginalized communities have a higher risk factor. Suicide is the third leading cause of death of black males ages 15-24. Latina teens have the highest rate of suicide attempts of all teenage girls. In 50% of mental health cases, the onset starts around age 14. Three-quarters of the cases are people who are 24 years old or younger Nikki participated in a must see TED talk and it has over one million views. During the mind, body and wellness segment, Kea discussed the negative impacts of social media on one's mental health and offer tips on manage your mental health. She also open about when social media was a HUGE trigger for her. Where to find Fireflies Unite? Facebook Closed Group: Fireflies Unite: Healthy Minds https://www.facebook.com/groups/1714131805325103/ Facebook Fan Page: Fireflies Unite (@firefliespod) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Firefliespod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firefliespod/ Reference/Links: Major Depression Disorder https://www.psycom.net/depression.central.major.html Generalized Anxiety Disorder https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad/symptoms Nikki Webber Allen www.ilivefor.org Nikki’s TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/nikki_webber_allen_don_t_suffer_from_your_depression_in_silence Social Media & Mental Health Research http://theconversation.com/social-media-can-be-bad-for-youth-mental-health-but-there-are-ways-it-can-help-87613 Therapist Shout-Out: The Relationship Boosters http://therelationshipboosters.com/category/podcast/ Located in Laurel, MD Kea’s Shows: Arlington, VA-This Is My Brave Show Tickets (March 18, 2018): https://app.mobilecause.com/form/NC6d_g Donate To Kea’s Page For This Is My Brave Show: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/STAGE/TKeaBlackman Wilmington, DE-Mending Women Ministry Conference (March 23, 2018): Please email Pastor Rosalind Adger at pastorraadger@aol.com for tickets and hotel rooms. Washington, DC-Still I Rise(March 24), Event is FREE but please register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/still-i-rise-tickets-43264336796?aff=es2

49mins

26 Feb 2018

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No sufras tu depresión en silencio | Nikki Webber Allen

TEDTalks Salud

Tener sentimientos no es un signo de debilidad, significa que somos humanos, dice la productora y activista Nikki Webber Allen. Incluso después de que le diagnosticaran ansiedad y depresión, Webber Allen se sintió demasiado avergonzada como para decírselo a alguien, manteniendo su enfermedad en secreto hasta que una tragedia familiar reveló que otras personas cercanas a ella también sufrían. En esta importante charla sobre salud mental, habla abiertamente sobre su lucha y por qué las comunidades de color deben deshacer el estigma que interpreta erróneamente la depresión como debilidad y que evita que los pacientes obtengan ayuda.

6mins

5 Oct 2017

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아무말도 없이 우울증으로 고통받지 마십시오 | 니키 웨버 앨런 (Nikki Webber Allen)

TEDTalks 건강

감정이 있다는 것은 약함의 신호가 아닙니다. 프로듀서이자 활동가인 니키 웨버 앨런은 이것이 우리가 사람이라는 뜻이라고 말합니다. 불안장애와 우울증 진단을 받은 후에도 웨버 앨런은 누구에게도 말할 수 없을 만큼 부끄러움을 느꼈고 가족의 비극이 그녀의 지인 또한 고통받고 있었다는 사실을 드러내기 전까지 그녀의 상태를 비밀로 했습니다. 정신 건강에 관련한 이 중요한 이야기에서 그녀는 그녀의 투쟁을 공개하며 왜 유색인종 공동체가 고통받는 사람들이 도움을 구하지 못하게 하는, 우울함을 약함으로 오인하도록 만드는 오명을 해소해야만 하는지 이야기합니다.

6mins

5 Oct 2017

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Não sofra sua depressão em silêncio | Nikki Webber Allen

TEDTalks Saúde

Ter sentimentos não é sinal de fraqueza -- eles nos fazem humanos, diz a produtora e ativista Nikki Webber Allen. Mesmo depois de ser diagnosticada com ansiedade e depressão, Webber Allen sentiu muita vergonha de contar para as pessoas, mantendo em segredo sua condição, até que uma tragédia familiar revelou como outras pessoas próximas dela também estavam sofrendo. Nesta importante palestra sobre saúde mental, ela fala abertamente de suas dificuldades -- e por que comunidades de cor têm de se desfazer do estigma que interpreta a depressão, erroneamente, como uma fraqueza e impede os que sofrem de conseguir ajuda.

6mins

5 Oct 2017

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Don't suffer from your depression in silence | Nikki Webber Allen

TED Health

Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness -- they mean we're human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a family tragedy revealed how others close to her were also suffering. In this important talk about mental health, she speaks openly about her struggle -- and why communities of color must undo the stigma that misreads depression as a weakness and keeps sufferers from getting help.

6mins

5 Oct 2017

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