We’ve all got issues, and some of that baggage comes from our own parents. This week, sports journalist Jemele Hill joins Dr. Imani to talk about how they each dealt with their dads’ absence from their lives and how it affected their mental health growing up. Follow Jemele on Twitter and Instagram @jemelehill. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

Do you know someone who believes that Tupac is still alive or that the government faked the moon landing? This week, Dr. Imani dives into the psychology that attracts so many people to conspiracy theories, and how to set boundaries with people in your life who are in too deep. Plus, Imani takes a look at how Netflix’s Jessica Jones depicts PTSD. (Content warning: contains discussion of emotional and physical abuse.) Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

Caregiver burnout is REAL— especially during a pandemic! How are you supposed to go to work, teach your kids math, make sure your parents are okay, clean your house, and get food on the table without losing it? Dr. Imani breaks down why burnout is a serious mental health issue and shares some tips to cope. Plus, we’re throwing it back to the 90s for this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis about Saved By The Bell’s very special episode on caffeine pill addiction. (We are so excited!) Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Remember the Before Times…when you didn’t throw an extra mask in your bag when you went out? When you used to go out?? Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all getting used to a new normal. This week, Dr. Imani walks us through the collective grief we’re feeling about losing our old way of life and how to cope. Plus, on this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis, Imani breaks down Netflix’s Bojack Horseman to find out if a talking horse can be real about depression. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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During a pandemic, sheltering-in-place can protect you from getting sick, but for people in abusive relationships, it can also mean being stuck in isolation with your abuser. Domestic violence cases have spiked dramatically in the past few months as COVID-19 has kept people at home. This week, Dr. Imani breaks down the signs of abuse, how to get help, and how realistic domestic violence in pop culture is with anti-violence advocate and therapist Sequoya Hayes. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

If you or a loved one need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or visit www.thehotline.org.

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If you think eating disorders are just a “white girl problem,” this episode is for you. The National Eating Disorder Association estimates that 30 million Americans are affected by eating disorders. This week, Dr. Imani breaks down what eating disorders are, how they affect people across all demographics, and how you can cope if you’re struggling with disordered eating. Plus, she dives deep into the forensic psychiatry and psychopathy in Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ on this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sounds scary…but is it? This week, Imani talks with comedian Gary Gulman, who underwent ECT to treat severe depression. Plus, Imani and Gary compare notes on the way depression has affected both of their lives over the years. Gary’s hour-long comedy special, ‘The Great Depresh,’ is out on HBO and HBO Max. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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This week, Imani shares how she’s been processing the end of her marriage, how she’s been coping with being alone and single parenting, and why divorce was the right move for her. Plus, she takes a close look at Spike Lee’s latest movie Da 5 Bloods and how it deals with PTSD. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Do your thoughts hit different? You’re not alone. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States. This week, Imani breaks down what kinds of anxiety disorders there are, what they feel like, and how to get help for them. Plus, Imani digs into how mental illness shows up on HBO’s Insecure. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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