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Pray With our Feet

Pray with our Feet is a podcast and community rooted in the radical love of Christ. We uplift the intersection of progressive Christian faith and social justice / activism. We believe we are called to make a difference in the world around us. Founded by Emelda De Coteau and Trudy Leocadio, mother and daughter. Find us on Instagram, and Twitter: @praywithourfeet.

May 27, 2022

What happens to the person who is connected to God, and still struggling with their mental health?  Mom and I caught up with Dr. Anglea L. Harris, founder of Harris 316 Consulting and Services who has made it her life's work to center faith, mental health  and holisitc wellness (mind, body and spirit). 

Dr. Harris is a Mental Health Advocate, Workshop Leader, Motivational Speaker, Podcast Host, and Dog Mom to a pitbull mix named Lenni.  Dr. Harris has a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University, and currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students at a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. 

In this episode, we discuss - 

- The pathway which led Dr. Angela to connect holisitc wellness and her Christian faith, and found Harris 316 Consulting and Services, LLC

- Dr. Anglea's offerings: mental health and wellness workshops to Black churches, community agencies that serve marginalized communities, and corporate entities.  Connect with her here. And follow on  Instagram:@harris316consultingandservices

- Historical trauma present within the Black community and other communities of color, and how this impacts collective and individual mental health today. 

- Rising rate of suicides within the Black community, and the urgnecy of creating spaces for vulnerability, well-being practices  and healing. 

- Ways to release the shame around mental health, and how we can show up as advocates within church pews and beyond. 

Check out Further Reading & Resources (on our new website!) 

- Harris 316 Consulting and Services

Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy Edited by Richard W. Sears and Alison Niblick

- Black Men Heal

- Therapy for Black Girls

- Dr. Joy DeGruy's book - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing