In this episode of Perspective, Ted speaks with Licensed Professional Counselor, Brittany Phillips about the importance of mental health. The discussion ranges from trauma to treatment. Phillips helps deconstruct the stigma around seeing a therapist and how important that step is in gaining and maintaining a healthy mental space. Ted & Brittany also address the normalization of corporal punishment in American families. Is it violent and harmful or a useful disciplinary tool? Americans, especially Black men, are seeing an alarming uptick in death by suicide. There are myriad reasons for this. This episode will look at some possible causes and propose solution options. This exchange is meant to spark conversations & encourage more engagement with the right mental health professional.