Between COVID and the most recent protests against police brutality, “How are you?” is a loaded question right now – especially for Black folks! Doctor Imani talks with reporter Priska Neely about the cognitive dissonance of getting check-in texts from her white friends, plus how Priska takes care of her mental health while reporting on traumatic events for her job.

Is having bipolar disorder really like having a “sprained brain” as Kanye West said? This week Imani breaks down for you what bipolar looks and feels like and how to get help. Plus, on Pop Culture Diagnosis, Imani goes deep on how bipolar disorder shows up for everyone’s favorite hype man on FX’s Dave.

Black women are twice as likely to experience a major depressive disorder compared to Black men, but Black women are less likely to seek mental health help. This week Dr. Imani talks with Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW. therapist and author of The State of Black Girls, about why therapy is an important part of mental health care, how to find a therapist, and how to truly make time for self-care.

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