Dr. Mawiyah Kambon believes it’s time for our people to rise to our traditional greatness and that in order to rise we must heal individually and collectively from the ruptures and intergenerational trauma we have experienced. She also believes that “we as African-centered therapists have the power and responsibility to heal our community, restore our ability to self-determine, and change our collective destiny.”
Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, traditional healer, and community elder in service to our community for 30+ years.
Though many call her by her profession title, Dr. Kambon prefers her community names of Nana Efia (bestowed as through her initiation into the Akan traditional spiritual system of Ghana, West Africa) and Mama Mawiyah, a name that generations of younger people in the community affectionately call her. As a community elder, she is passionate about helping children and younger generations. In her practice, she helps children, adults, couples, and families restore themselves mind body and spirit.
Dougla-Khan Stancil works as a Mental Health Professional at the Office of Counseling Services at Florida A & M University (FAMU). Mr. Stancil engages students in individual, couples and group therapy. In his 11 years of service at the university, Mr. Stancil has also co-facilitated both personal development and violence prevention programs targeting the male student population. Prior to joining the FAMU Counseling Center, Mr. Stancil served as a therapist and case manager for children and adults at Apalachee Center, Inc.
Mr. Stancil is passionate about increasing the health and well-being of the clients and students he comes in contact with. He has 20 years of experience in the Counseling field. Mr. Stancil holds a Master’s of Education degree and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from FAMU. Mr. Stancil is a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. He has been married for 12 years to Corine Stancil, has an 11 year old son, Dedon and a five year old daughter, Anaya.
Every August, the Freedom Train Network uses its platform to help spark more conversation, attention and action to improving the mental health of black America.
In this week's episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick are joined by guest host Mrs. Kristin Jackson. The three discussed the mental health concept of Enmeshment, what it is, how it happens, how it happens to and, how it affects the mental health of the people who are enmeshed or are the person who the enmeshed person is attached to. It is often described as a concept where personal boundaries are often breached or do not exist. This was a very lively and informative conversation about Enmeshment. Tune in!!!
August is Mental Health Awareness Month for the Freedom Train Network!!! This weeks episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick start the podcast off with a lively discussion about topics/events that stood out during the past week. The main discussion focused on Mental Health Awareness Month being different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how Black America is already working through anxiety, depression, poverty, racism, police violence, and much more. This year with the addition of COVID-19 and social distancing, an already vulnerable population is being exposed to more trauma because of the stay-at-home orders in various cities and states. Tune in to hear how Joseph and Patrick assess the current situation.
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