Podcasts are growing in popularity and unsurprisingly, there are some that are bold enough to tackle the taboo topic of mental health in marginalized communities. So, the next time you are on route to work, pop on one of these inspiring podcasts working to end the stigma surrounding mental health in communities of color.

1. Affirm

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What's this podcast all about?  It is geared toward women of color who want to affirm their worth, emphasize the importance of mental health, and seek wholeness in their every day lives. Hosted by former therapist & creator of Redefine Enough, Davia Roberts, whose goal it is to "support young women of color."

2. Between Sessions

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This podcast is described as "dope therapists + dope conversations" from the creators of Melanin & Mental Health, Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris. To take it even further, these two #BossBabe therapists created an online directory of strictly melanated therapists, along with other mental health resources.

3. Celeste The Therapist

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The primary purpose of Celeste The Therapist podcast is to help us all shift the way we think. Many times, we get stuck in a vicious cycle of negative self-talk and struggle with snapping out of it. On Celeste's program, she interviews guests from different backgrounds who help to empower people in various capacities.

4. Latinx Therapy

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Latinx Therapy is a weekly podcast dedicated to speaking on mental health topics related to Latinas, Latinos and Latinx individuals in efforts to demystify myths and diagnosis surrounding Latin Americans. Hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Adriana Alejandra Alejandre, Latinx Therapy invites Latinx mental health professionals, psychiatrists, doctors, bloggers, tv personalities, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and many more to speak on Latinx mental health.

5. The black girl healing project

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Holistic Nutritionist and Creative Arts Therapy Candidate, Jennifer Sterling, interviews women of color about depression, anxiety trauma, mental illness, self-care, and self-compassion, along with her own experiences with mental illness. She also offers tips to help women of color thrive in all aspects of their lives.


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