Mental Illness Happy Hour

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#557 Ex-NFL Player Joe Barksdale

Musician, producer, and comedian Joe Barksdale @JBDale72  joins Paul to share his experiences with autism, abuse, and intergenerational trauma in the Black community. He also dives into his experience as a pro athlete and how he manages his own mental health. Follow Joe on IG @JBDale72 His FB is at More info and links at   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get 10% off your first month go to  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is our FB is and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services --------------------------------------------------- See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


 2021-09-17  1h45m