EP 17 It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Find Your Own Voice and Own It

Mar 17 2021 • 41 mins

It’s easy to feel the highs of life, but how do you live through your lowest of lows? Do you push it aside and bottle it up? Or are you willing to face it and live through the experience? It definitely is easier said than done, and that is why in this episode, we invite Anya’s sister, Chelsea to share with us her mental health journey. As she opens up about her struggles with depression, learn what it takes to be a true supporter for those in need and to normalize not being okay. You do not have to be alone in this, join in on this conversation and use the resources below to get the support you need.


  • Chelsea’s struggles with mental health.
  • The importance of perspective when approaching mental health.
  • Why we need to normalize letting it all out.
  • How Chelsea got comfortable with sharing.
  • Having the courage to speak up and seek help.
  • The importance and power of listening.
  • Learning to take time for yourself.
  • How to filter good information from bad information.


“When thinking about mental health, you should not push somebody to always be on the positive. It has to be okay for them to be down. Because if things were always great, then what's the point? Like, if there was no bad, you would never feel how good it was.”


Crisis text line  - Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800.273.8255

Therapist Resources - Betterhelp.com & Therapyforblackgirls.com

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