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Reducing the Stigma for Mental Health with Melissa Skye Morgan

Ep. 649

Today, Tayo is joined by Melissa Skye Morgan, a full time Psychiatric NP student and mom.  The pair chat about facing discrimination as children, navigating trauma, and creating boundaries.  As the adopted child of two white parents, Morgan missed out on that personal education on the Black experience.  After all, it wasn’t until she was an adult that she started to reckon with the trauma she suffered as a young girl.  

Having confronted some rather hard truths since then, however, Morgan has come to understand the power of perspective and the importance of creating boundaries.  As a student embarking on her own psychiatric journey, Melissa seeks to destigmatize mental health.  It’s about time that we start having open conversations about it, and today, Melissa and Tayo do exactly that.

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  • Growing up in a white family
  • Facing discrimination as a child
  • Perspective
  • Creating boundaries
  • Unpacking trauma
  • Mental health stigma


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