Therapy in the Black Community - Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show

Birt 20 júl 2021
Black folks seeking mental health treatment face a litany of obstacles: a scarcity of Black therapists, stigma within the Black community and discrimination. In this episode, Roy is joined by Daily Show writers X Mayo and Ashton Womack for a wide-ranging and deeply personal discussion about mental health, the Black church, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 and more.

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  • Preach Pastor Roy!!! I have learned so much from the Daily Show and CP Time. Y’all have seriously spread soooo much positivity into the world. Thank you each for sharing your experiences!

  • Couples Therapy: I’ve seen it on Showtime in case someone is looking for it on TV. Thank you X for this recommendation.

  • Couples Therapy: I saw it on Showtime in case someone is looking for it on TV.

  • Therapy For Black and Brown People! So needed! Thank you for this segment! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

  • The Daily Show just keeps on delivering the goods at every level without a single weak point. Just spectacular!! 👏👏👏❤

  • But as black people, we can make a joke about anything. If we can joke about it, we will get through it somehow.

  • I love her laugh. She seems so genuine. Edit: after watching all the way through. They all seem genuine and like such wonderful people ❤

  • It's weird to see from outside the usa, when a school shooting happens there is heaps of therapy, support, and money for the mainly white children. But when 6 shootings go down in a weekend in a black neighbourhood there's nothing.. it's sad, man.

  • I love her hair!! And I'm so grateful for this podcast.

  • As a mother dealing with adult children with mental health issues, this conversation was of great benefit! Thank you so much!

  • As a behavioral aide we need black psychologist and more therapy

  • X Mayo seems like such a fun and smart. I would love to hang out with her. And her hair is so cool

  • Is Ashton Womak single?? Asking for a friend . . . .

  • check out Lesa Jean Jennings, PHD,

  • This is so refreshing. The Daily Show has morphed in such a positive direction. John Steward was groundbreaking but he had his racial blind spots.

  • I have seen and been thru the most horrific events in this world i have never talk to a therapist about these situations

  • You are authentically black even if you’re not Christian.

  • I see a licensed mental health practitioner who is a black woman and I am so beyond happy that I found a mental health practitioner or therapist whom can understand the things that we talk about as black people I am also disabled so I am a part of another minority group. And I'm part of another minority group as well along with those other two but first and foremost I seen myself and I am a black individual I'm a disabled black individual. So to have someone who actively can understand when I say you know I feel taken advantage of by some people in society because they know I'm a black individual whom also happens to be disabled and she can relate on a just empathetic level to what it is that I go through on a daily basis, and I can relate to her as a black woman in the duality of being a part of two different minority groups that being or maybe not minority groups but two different oppressed groups that mean her being black and also being a woman and all of the cavalcade of messed up behavior that some individuals display in taking advantage of her or feeling that they can because she's a black woman and you wouldn't think that those four definitions of personalities or of active individualism as it relates to physiology would be congruent but they quite are I am so lucky to have a therapist is smart, relatable, and let me feel the feelings that I feel! It's really quite remarkable. And I found a black licensed mental health practitioner and I'm in one of the least diverse States in the Union in this Midwest section of the country so I'm so thankful for my therapist.

  • I remember hearing on some show,

  • this is incredible, thank you!!

  • Amen. Thanks for bringing this up!

  • I recently received my Master’s Degree in Psychology and got my Undergraduate psychology degree from PVAMU 💜💛. This segment again reassured me that my desire to serve the black community is not in vain. Thank you for this truth. I hope it helps everyone understand what we need and are dealing with. Keep the convo going

  • Eye-opening.

  • Who is creating the culture for black youth to go into the therapy profession? And how is it even a consideration when black youth don't even know it exists when they are not receiving the service themselves as a people who need it for living in trauma on a daily basis. Daily because this country employs racists cops as a norm, has systematic oppression to keep people poor, and a domino effect to other lifestyle harm.

  • Trevor says racist things, like all equally traumatic" what?

  • Trevor, do you remember all the times you've been in the audience at Comedy Central's Roasts caught on camera laughing at racist jokes?? lol

  • Black people have a hard time expressing their feelings because it's not acceptable. Perhaps that's why they don't have counseling. You have to have people to come to counseling in order to have it?

  • This Is excellent

  • To Roy, maybe you should mention cities where you were treated badly both during protests and overall. Because black people probably knows while white people like me can have a totally different experience. So we can't even imagine.

  • Great insights! Thank you!

  • Such a thoughtful uplifting conversation. Listening to their bravery and sensitivity makes me feel like "We gon be alright!!!!"

  • What a great group of talented people. This is SO important. What a relatable way to discuss life saving topics. Excellent.

  • DATME: -p-o-r-n--s-e-x----۞ CHOOSE YOUR DREAM GIRL !💖🖤❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです! #この日のライブ配信は、 #かならりやばかったですね! #1万人を超える人が見ていたもん( #笑) #やっぱり人参最高! #まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

  • Man this is something all people go through...but the pressure on men of color at this moment in history...mind boggling!🤯 I'm actually gonna start a fast due to where I am right now today. I just went through a lose just yesterday and this comes up on my feed...smh but thank you Yahweh! And thank you guys for your hard work on the show...

  • DATME: -p-o-r-n--s-e-x----۞ CHOOSE YOUR DREAM GIRL !💖🖤❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです! #この日のライブ配信は、 #かならりやばかったですね! #1万人を超える人が見ていたもん( #笑) #やっぱり人参最高! #まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

  • Back in the day dr Francis Cress Welsing met once a week on the Howard university campus for free to talk about white supremacy consciousness and it’s effects on black peoples she did this for 15 years this was therapy for the community

  • Thank you for this podcast!!

  • thanks for this. so much.

  • What an outstanding show on mental health.

  • Thank you for the enlightenment!!! Thank you for your courage and thank you for sharing!!

  • DATME: -p-o-r-n--s-e-x----۞ CHOOSE YOUR DREAM GIRL !💖🖤❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです! #この日のライブ配信は、 #かならりやばかったですね! #1万人を超える人が見ていたもん( #笑) #やっぱり人参最高! #まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

  • This was brilliant and I'm so happy for this longer form breakdown of such impactful topics. We love to see it! 🤗 👏

  • Thank you... we've never got therapy since 1619...

  • Sure, this is pure racial segregation in terms of fighting mental issues. Mental issues is something common for all of us, and it can be a reason more to connect and bond with each other and not divide us. South African millionaire immigrant talking about racial issues. Hypocrite

  • Dealing with racism at work, at any level of a profession, over time could cause you to snap. We need these services to help us with microagressions. We need help.

  • I didn’t want to take my mental health issues to the church I was born in. What I believed I was sharing in confidence would’ve been all over my community. I didn’t want everyone in my community in my private business. And mental health was seen as a weakness, I had “no reason” to have dep.

  • I had covid and i nearly died last year march now some of my friends don't call me for to their house party I'm assuming they're scared even though am ok now .. I can't even share my testimony for the fear of losing all my friend's visits anymore.

  • And this is why, I am in awe of the daily show. You are amazing. Thank you.

  • This chat was very thought provoking & informative. Thank you to Roy, X, & Ashton for being here to share there thoughts and experiences w/ us.

  • Loved y'all's treatment of this very sensitive and complex phenomenon, so on point and bleeding edge in science and faith, all love from genuine people! But seriously X had my heart with her first word, very much feeling how clean she slaps #goals

  • I'm white. My coworkers whose skin was not so pale had nowhere to turn except to each other as this P.O.S. of a so-called "man" would yell very painful words down the barracks halls at least once a week in the Air Force back in the 80's. Sober. I couldn't stop him, either, and other soldiers laughed at his words and at my inability to shut him up. And that's nothing compared to the stories my coworkers had from their home towns and cities. I have to thank you all for bringing the conversation into the public space, I'm certain that it helps. Empathy, compassion, and love to you all.

  • Religion is actually part of the reason many Black folks need therapy TBH. Black folks need therapy without feeling the need to have Christianity or _ connected to it.

  • I loved this piece. Ashton is both outrageously funny and incredible courageous, as seen on different parts of this. Loved watching all 3 of them.

  • As an African medical professional living in the US, this is a big issue in Africa! Depression does “not exist in Africa” which unfortunately has contributed to a high substance abuse issue, as well as a high suicide rate. It’s time to talk about it and get healing. Pastors are not equipped to deal with these issues!

  • In my mid twenties, I found a Black therapist in San Francisco. It didn't work out because I just didn't vibe with her. Connecting to your therapist as a person and with them being Black is also important. We need the choice as much as everyone else.

  • Love this, beyoooond the scenes.

  • This is a wonderful, necessary, blessing. I appreciate the creativity and bravery of all who make these type of revelations possible.

  • Think of therapy similar to the dentist, you go and get a check-up before you have a problem. Another time, after a life issue, make sure you are handling it in a healthy way. Inside Out told a great story, we need to file things in a healthy way to be healthy adults, raise healthy children. I've been to therapy and it did not matter the color nor the gender but if you think it would then by all means find someone you are comfortable with. I totally agree there needs to be more diversity in the field of mental health. Being okay will help us be better humans.

  • Thank You for this special... I saw the original segment and loved it, too... But, this follow-up was needed.

  • I have that same chakras throw that Ashton has on his wall🤣🤣🤣

  • Excellent piece!

  • Thank you for this, DS. That is one of my favorite sketches. Very poignant, too!

  • I’ve been watching the Daily Show for a while now. Seen the pastor therapist segment Love it. But this is my first time seeing Beyond The Scene, Love it Love it Love it I really hope this is going to be a regular part of the show. Well disregard that apparently I’ve just been miss this part of the show. Because I just found a lot of the segment’s, but still wanna see more of blunt, funny X Mayo

  • Blame white people easy done or maybe don't prioritize non-essential high priced goods unachievable by most standards Bentleys Mercedes how about get a real job don't sell drugs don't have kids you don't want to take care of learn better speech patterns learn to pronounce all the syllables in words just a start I guess

  • How many black folks want to be psychologist?

  • I got Therapy when I found myself repeating my parents teachings with my son. Best choice I ever made ❤

  • Same For Latinos. We get "the chancla" 👡 if we even mention any form of depression or sadness or lack of interest. Moms be like, "lava los platos" (wash dishes), "get up and so something!"


  • Excellent. Thank you.

  • People go to church but don't really read the Bible we are not supposed to worship inside and yah not JC that you are supposed to worship he was his disciple he worked Almighty's

  • Such an important discussion 🙏 nobody wants to talk about generational trauma and the lack of resources for counselling which are deplorable. How can you trust a governmental power or representative of the state when there is such corruption and abuse of power. Brutality by civil servants on their own citizens is disgusting. Thank you all for bringing this to light 💖

  • From anecdotal experience experience, i really hope we see more black therapist and other poc. As a chinese american with bipolar depression, i was frustrated that the only therapist i had that worked for me was a hispanic poc. Her experience working with poc helped much more than the white therapists i had for 4 years, and i hope more people can find a similiar effective therapist.

  • Psychology is a myth, anyway, said Jung: "Show me a sane man and I'll cure him for you" (Sie sprechen wahnsinn?).

  • I enjoyed this conversation!

  • Just imagine how bad it is for the indigenous people here. If y’all only have 4% just think how many therapists we have?? Brown folk suffer like crazy.

  • Awsome trio. Thank you!

  • Okay what is "wildin out"?

  • So glad that you guys are following up on this topic. This problem also applies to other minority populations and is so helpful to be brought into the open. Thank you Roy & team. You’re super! :)

  • Incredible show guys so timely and necessary! I'm crying and laughing at the same time! Thank you, extremely well done and just a breath of fresh air!🖤

  • As a black combat stress controller trained by the United States Army and utilized in a combat zone on one of the first combat stress control teams, in 2003, I’m glad to see my life’s work starting to pay off for my community as I had intended. Well done. I’d like to see the pastor psychiatrist return frequently with different cases. There’s practically an unlimited resource of life stories.

  • I went to school for psychology and it felt like the restaurant scene on the movie life. I didn’t finish.

  • I’m a black man with a white therapist and I feel the cultural barrier in the mental health field. I had a doctor from India who was labeling cultural differences as mental illness. Offensive! When I discuss topics of an urban nature they can’t keep up. Honestly, I would rather deal with a white person over an African in the mental health field because from my experience they can’t hear anything you say to them like they are intentionally ignoring you. I did have a black psychologist for a while and I miss him. He was more relatable.

  • Wealthy Globalists like George Soros and the Rothchilds are evil and want to control the world and want to take all your rights away like your right to own guns and your right to free speach. Globalists are responsible for election fraud and the virus.Globalist also control the Democrats, Mainstream media, sports, Hollywood and social media. Globalists are responsible for election fraud and the virus. Globalists removed Trump because Trump wants the people of the world to have the power and freedom. Go to the website for the truth. They have daily reports..........................................

  • Thank you for this info. Appreciate it. Much love to all. 😎🌹

  • This old white lady really appreciated this video. I laughed. I cried. And I'm jealous of the relationships you all have with your co-workers. Beautiful. I feel like I want to group hug you all.

  • Can we have more of these though?!

  • c'mon sponsors! this is super!

  • I wonder if he had the same pastor as me. Morning star Baptist church in 3rd ward.

  • Slavery never ended in the US, it was only put on hold due to a cease-fire.

  • I'm a black music therapist as well as a mental health psych rehabilitation counselor and I have a lot to say about this topic. Black mental health workers may only be 4% of psychiatrists but we are plentiful on the lower levels including behavior techs, rehab counselors, and case managers- many of us are quite educated but unable to break through the systemic barriers for higher-level positions. We may be better experts than higher-level workers as we are often relegated to the hands on work. I love that comedians are bringing attention to this but I wish this research included the viewpoint of black behavioral health professional. Call me Trevor or Roy lol

  • Guys, I live in Stockholm, Sweden. There are ça 800k blacks in Sweden. I think we have around 10 therapist in the country that are difined as POC. I should have trained to become a therapist..

  • Im a professional hugger...

  • Another grand slam HOMERUN!!!

  • I'll be watching every episode of Beyond the Scenes. Great Show.

  • These two people cheered me up just being so healthy and decent and smart and funny. It seems kind of silly, but this is something: there's a gaming company that makes beautiful little wooden tokens to give people you think might benefit from shared acknowledgement of mental health concerns. It just says "i know about depression and anxiety, support here if you want to talk to me". I got some, passed out for family to carry one around in case you see somebody who has that look of struggling with head stuff you don't want to be shamed for talking about.

  • This is needed 🙌🏽😁 and ole buddy is fine afffffff

  • #werise2

  • Sad

  • I'm going to school to get my licensure in mental health counseling. See yall in three years! 👌🏾

  • Great job guys. This session was funny, positive, uplifting and informative. I really enjoyed it. Thanks ...