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Session 46: Mental Health Needs of Activists

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shawna Murray-Browne. Shawna and I discussed some of the unique mental health concerns related to activism and advocacy, the importance of self care and boundaries for activists, and her work with other therapists to create spaces that are anti-racist and liberation focused.

Resources Mentioned

Emotional Emancipation Circles

Self-Care Tool Kit:

EVOLVE (Members-Only Online Healing Studio):

Healing BMore Activists:

The #HealASista Project FB Group:

Black Lives Matter Meditations:

Headspace App:


Where to Find Shawna

Facebook: @KindredWellness

Twitter: @ShawnaMBrowne

Instagram: @HealASista


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