September 21 – Candace Opens Up About Challenges She Faced Within The Mental Health System

Looking back at her recovery journey in the hospital and psych ward, Candace Jones shares some of the biggest positives and negatives that came out of it. She also opens up about the 3 biggest opportunities for improvement that she personally would like to see as well as struggles she faced along the way.

September 28 – What Is The Teen Mental Health Crisis?

From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent, according to a new CDC study. Dr. Natanya Wachtel joins the conversation to break down the fallacies and forces behind the struggles of teens and young adults.

October 5 – Self-Confidence and Embracing Our Bodies with Shareefa J

Model and body positive advocate, Shareefa J opens up about her own journey in loving her body. What affects your self-confidence? How do you express every facet of our personality? Do you feel obligated to filter or hide parts of yourself? How do you separate the different roles you are in? Join us Shareefa J explores these questions in an all-new episode of Normalize The Conversation.

October 12 – Benefits of Creating Young Adult Peer Support Groups with Ali Korber

Calling all young adults! Have you ever struggled with trying to figure out who you are or how to deal with the pressure of school or how to balance everything you are going through? Young adult peer-to-peer support groups are a great place to find a community! In this new episode, Florida State University’s master’s in social work student, Ali Korber, answers all of your questions about peer support groups as she shares the types of discussions covered in her NAMI Tallahassee Young Adult Peer Support Group. Join us to learn more about the benefits of these groups, specifically among the young adult population.

October 19 – Suicide Prevention: What Can We Do? with Seika Brown

“I had to understand the culture my mom came from in order to understand my family dynamic better.” Join us for an all-new episode of Normalize The Conversation where Seika Brown discusses the importance of her cultural research and how we can all be part suicide prevention starting with the conversations we have with our loved ones.

October 26 – How Can We Nurture A Positive Mental Health Culture In The Workplace? with Scott Beltz

The bottom line is this: profit is an important part of how a business operates but the people are important too. In this episode, Scott Beltz discusses how a toxic workplace can negatively impact the employees’ mental health. Join us as Scott shares how we can nurture a positive mental health culture in the workplace.