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. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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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. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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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. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Stigma makes it hard for so many people to even talk about their mental health, let alone get help. But among Millennials and Gen Z, there’s less and less stigma about mental illness. This week, Imani talks with Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) about how she became a go-to voice for normalizing mental health conversations for Millennials on Twitter. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Substance abuse is on the rise as we’ve been in quarantine. This week, Doctor Imani and co-host Kam Law talk with addiction psychiatrist and host of the ‘In Recovery’ podcast Dr. Nzinga Harrison about what addiction is, why recovery can be so difficult, and what you should look out for if you’re worried about your own behavior. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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We are stressed! And this isn’t just normal stress – the pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and this summer there’s already been a non-stop tide of news stories of police shootings and violence against black communities. This week, Doctor Imani lays out how to process the trauma of trying to live your life in the midst of a crisis. Plus, she breaks down how one of her favorite TV shows depicts mental illness in Pop Culture Diagnosis. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.

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Psychiatrist Doctor Imani (Bravo TV’s ‘Married to Medicine: Los Angeles’) will give you the tools to help you on your journey to getting your mind right. She’ll use her clinical expertise to break down mental illness through pop culture, the news, and her own experience managing her mental health. So sit down, take a deep breath, and relax because we’re about to get into an Imani State Of Mind.