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Mental Mondays: Self Care

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Self-Care has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years, but that doesn’t mean taking a little time to focus on yourself is any less important. Today, Matty speaks with Re’Sean Johnson, a mental health professional who has a few helpful tips about self-care, common misconceptions about the topic and resources for those in search of someone to talk to.

Timestamps

1:55 #DidYouSelfCareToday 4:35 Four Things To Know About Self-Care 6:50 Social Media Breaks as a Form of Self-Care 10:20 Working from Home In A Healthy Way 12:42 Creating Time to Be Around Others 14:00 Friend Contracts 15:05 Hip-Hop & The Black Identity 17:50 Is Therapy Right for Everyone? 19:17 Cost-Effective Options for Therapy

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Re’Sean Johnson is a fourth-year Doctoral Candidate at the University of Memphis studying counseling psychology.

Born and raised in Columbus, OH, Re’Sean completed his bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Capital University, where he majored in Psychology and double-minored in Social Work and Theatre. He completed his master’s degree in 2018; receiving an M.S.E. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. While pursuing his master’s degree, he worked for 3 years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus providing behavioral therapy and other mental health services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018, Re’Sean pursued his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and recently began his dissertation focused on utilizing Hip-Hop as a resource for addressing the need for Black professionals to code-switch in predominantly White workspaces. While in Memphis, Re’Sean also worked as a college counseling clinician, research assistant, community mental health clinician, and as an academic coach for students at risk for academic probation.

Re’Sean’s research interests include Hip-Hop as a tool for identity development, self-care, multicultural issues, mindfulness, first-generation college students, trauma, inner-city families, self-esteem, and toxic masculinity.

His trademark/brand #DidYouSelfCareToday? Aims to enhance and reinforce awareness regarding self-care for people of color. Re’Sean is also a cohost for a mental health and wellness podcast titled Case Rotation, available on iTunes.

You can find and follow Re’Sean on Twitter and Instagram @boxxjetson.

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