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Black Excellence & Burnout: How to Manage Your Well-being As a High-Achiever

podcast September 13, 2023

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Introduction | T-Kea and Jordan are joined by Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne, licensed clinical psychologist and author, for a discussion about suicide while being a high achiever.
Spotlight | Jas Waters, screenwriter and journalist who worked on TV shows such as This is Us, died by suicide on June 9, 2020
Kevin Ward, former Mayor of Hyattsville, MD, died by suicide on January 25, 2022.
Lowell Hawthorne, CEO and Founder of Golden Krust, died by suicide on December 2, 2017
| Standard of Care provides diagnostic assessment services as well as therapy for a range of mental health conditions.
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Community Changemaker | Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford, founder and CEO of Therapy for Black Girls recently released her first book, Sisterhood Heals. We felt it was appropriate to highlight her on this episode since oftentimes high achieving black women carry the load on their own. We want to encourage women to create sisterhood among each other as a way to promote healing. Check her out at Therapy for Black Girls and
Moment of Inspiration | Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde, American writer, womanist, radical feminist, professor, philosopher and civil rights activist.
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