Podcast Episodes

Podcast Episodes

Mental Health In Minnesota is a podcast produced by NAMI Minnesota and consists of interviews with NAMI Minnesota members, volunteers, staff members, board members, and advocates as they share their personal stories of hope and provide information about mental illnesses, treatment and mental health policies.

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Podcast Episodes

“Wellness In Color” podcast series: 

“Healing Through Community” with guest Geet MittalLISTEN – 32:30 (read more) or VIEW TRANSCRIPT

“The Pressures of Perfection” with guest Aneela KumarLISTEN – 44:00 (read more) or VIEW TRANSCRIPT

“Each New Dance Was My Teacher” with guest John A. BurchallLISTEN – 38:25 (read moreVIEW TRANSCRIPT

“Looking Beyond The Pathology Of Culture” with guest True Thao, LISTEN – 43:09 (read more) VIEW TRANSCRIPT

“1.5 Generation Immigrant” with guest Vang Xor Xiong, LISTEN – 37:50 (read more) VIEW TRANSCRIPT

“Never Stop Watering Your Roots” with guest Lauryn Daniel, LISTEN – 34:05 (read moreVIEW TRANSCRIPT

Between Two Worlds” with guest Jasmine Q’ian, LISTEN – 36:35 (read more)

“Flipping The Status Quo” with guest Seyeon Bae, LISTEN – 26:21 (read more)

“Blurring Tradition” with guest Houa Moua, LISTEN – 21:57 (read more)

In July 2018, NAMI’s multicultural young adult advisory board members embarked on a two-day retreat to begin creating its “Wellness in Color” campaign. The goal: to reach collective cultural communities through positive reflections on wellness through discussions on why community members do not seek help for themselves or their loved one living with a mental illness.

Over the past year, board members have engaged in discussions of their personal experiences and those of their community when seeking understanding or help for their mental illnesses. Many of the discussions revealed the discrimination that community members faced in their search for information or help.

With the “Wellness in Color” campaign, the board’s mission is to audio record the mental health narratives of people from cultural communities and share these experiences on various digital platforms, in order to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Through these individual stories and experiences, the board’s goal is to help others within their communities see that having a mental illness, talking about it and reaching out for help is nothing to be ashamed of.

We invite members of the community to share their story in our “Wellness in Color” podcast. If you would like to share your story please contact Pere Letayian at multiculturalcoordinator@namimn.org or call 651-645-2948 x135.

Where to Listen:  The “Wellness in Color” audio episodes will be published within the “Mental Health In Minnesota” podcast as a series of episodes.

“Wellness In Color” efforts were supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR002494. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.