IN THIS EPISODE
Jayde Barber is the creator and host of the Students of Mind Podcast: a mental health advocate and entrepreneur.
Since she was in grade school, Jayde has been diagnosed and living with several mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, and anorexia. Although she is not a licensed mental health professional, Jayde’s experience as a patient, family member, and friend of individuals with mental illness has driven her to share her experiences and insights. Through the podcast and across social media, Jayde shares her mental health and eating disorder recovery journey.
The Students of Mind Podcast was developed at the start of the COVID-19 quarantine in March of 2020. Jayde covers various mental health related topics through interviews with mental health experts and healers, and in the second season began to include interviews with survivors–people like herself who live everyday with mental illness. When an individual has lived experience with mental illness or managing mental wellbeing, Jayde believes that they are also experts whose voices and stories need to be shared and amplified. Students of Mind aims to
normalize talking openly about mental health, remove the many barriers that exist to receiving mental health education and resources, reduce the stigma and taboo’s that exist around mental health and mental illness, and express that everyone has mental health that needs to be tended to just as our physical health needs to be tended to.
Jayde also started her journey to becoming a Peer Support Specialist in 2022, and has a 1 on 1 service called Sister Sessions where she helps individuals search for and reach out to mental health services and providers
We discuss topics including:
- What led her to develop the “Students of Mind Podcast”
- What is a peer support specialist?
- What are “sisters sessions?”
- Re entering treatment and the struggles with body image
- The importance of support
- What is “pseudo recovered”?
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