Developing your Mental Health Training Plan with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
For any goal we’d like to achieve in life, we don’t just hope it will happen, we plan for it. Our mental health is no different. In this presentation by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, licensed psychologist, speaker, and host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls, you’ll learn valuable tips and strategies for managing your mental health.
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia.
Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthier relationships with themselves and others.
She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and Essence. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons.
Suicide Prevention Training for UW-Madison Students: Recognize, Respond, Refer
This on-demand session will help you learn to recognize warning signs for emotional distress in peers, practice responding in a supportive way, and understand how to make a referral to free, confidential resources for students. Suicide Prevention Training for UW–Madison Students is an online program that builds capacity in UW–Madison students to intervene, prevent suicide and support mental health in their peers. This training does not offer immediate support to students in distress. Instead, it prepares students to be better able to support their peers in the future.
This training contains four parts and takes about 75 minutes to complete in its entirety, though students can start and stop the modules at any time. Each part contains audio voiceover. Transcripts are available on Canvas and within the training.
Breath of Spring: Guided Meditation in the Garden
Take a 10-minute break from your day to calm your mind with this brief, guided meditation session. Recorded during warmer weather in the Allen Centennial Garden on the UW–Madison campus, this meditation walks you through different strategies of mindfulness – such as noticing your breath and body – as well as invites you to explore well wishes to yourself and others with a sense of safety and ease.