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Boyz Do Cry

Boyz Do Cry

By Ram Reyes, Paulina Rodriguez

Authentic and honest conversations about mental health. Hosted by two students Ram Reyes and Paulina Rodriguez-Ruiz, each week we talk about how we are feeling — how we are actually feeling — and try to make sense of the things going on in our heads. We invite guests — ranging from our personal friends or mental health professionals — to share their stories and talk about their experiences.

DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need.
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Mental Health as a Young Mother w/ Ashleigh & Julease

Boyz Do Cry Jun 29, 2018

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40:27
Uprooting Childhood Trauma
Apr 20, 202001:07:06
SZN 3 Finale: To love or not to love?
May 30, 201901:01:39
Sage Advice w/ Saige
May 16, 201901:33:13
The Revelations of Relationships w/ Jalen
May 09, 201947:23
Multicultural Healing w/ Devoya

Multicultural Healing w/ Devoya

On this episode of Boyz, Devoya  a cultural broker at the Holistic Cultural & Educational Wellness Health Center, and creator of The Happy Black Girl Project joins us to talk about healing through a multicultural lens.a program seeking to empower communities of color through a multicultural lens. The HCEWC offers yoga, zumba, gardening, and sewing classes for free as a way to reach and educate communities that would otherwise not seek mental health resources. Her work is rooted on the empowerment of communities, achieving wellness by looking at healing in a holistic (whole) manner. She also talks about the impacts of little, or negative representation in the media and how the Happy Black Girl Project is working to change those stereotypes.

You can find more information about the Holistic Cultural & Education Wellness Center by following them on Facebook @holisticcenterfresno, or by visiting their website at www.hcewc.org. You can also follow Devoya on Instagram @devoya & follow her Happy Black Girl Project at www.thehappyblackgirl.com or stay update on Instagram @thehappyblackgirl.

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May 02, 201901:16:36
Appreciating Uncertainty

Appreciating Uncertainty

Ram is almost graduating with is Bachelor's is currently freaking out about the prospects after college. Paulina and Ram discuss their many revelations about their purpose and how much they have grown in face of their traumas. Sometimes, we might not know what is ahead but our energies might be best suited to just embrace the uncertainty at the moment. Being present with the challenges you face because you might face much more routine challenges later on.

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Apr 25, 201941:10
Yoga w/ Janel
Apr 18, 201901:30:19
The Art of Life is Grieving

The Art of Life is Grieving

Welcome back to another check-in episode as we explore Ram and Paulina's current mental state. Ram talks about being sick and the constant in flux of just new things to deal with and will it ever end. Paulina talks about coming out to her mother and grandmother and the difficulties and mental strain of coming out. 

We hope y'all are doing alright. We all going through it, constantly grieving each passing moment, as we go through life. We hope this conversationg gives you comfort.

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Apr 11, 201940:02
Anxiety & Reiki w/ Clare
Apr 04, 201901:00:08
Ram's Therapist Went on Vacation
Mar 28, 201946:51
The Power of Adversity w/ Jeremy
Mar 21, 201901:38:58
Daddy Issues
Mar 14, 201901:02:21
Addiction w/ Josh
Mar 07, 201901:07:17
Going Through It
Feb 28, 201953:27
Asian Mental Health w/ Garr
Feb 21, 201901:23:55
SZN 3: FEELS
Feb 14, 201956:48
SZN 2 Finale: Changes

SZN 2 Finale: Changes

We made it again to the end of another szn! Wow! We reflect yet again on what we had learned in the time of the season. There are changes afoot, changes that we discuss. One major change is Paulina will be moving away to Long Beach. All of our podcasts up to this point has been local within Fresno -- sitting physically with our guests. We think that's the key with our intimate conversations with our guests. But with her moving, we won't be able to do that for every episode now. We have to change.
Change is often scary. The misty, unknown of tomorrow repels us from moving forward -- clinging to what's familiar. But no matter what, we are constantly changing, some changes come faster than others. We just have to throw caution to the wind and surrender to change. We want to thank you to all who listened to the podcast. We wouldn't be as motivated without your continued listening. I maybe unskilled in writing or it's just the limits of the written word, but you cannot imagine how grateful we are for you all. We want to thank you so very much and we'll see you next szn!

-Ram


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Jan 03, 201901:38:18
Generational Pressures w/ Jemimah
Dec 27, 201801:11:55
Success and Failures w/ Johnny
Dec 20, 201801:17:15
Masculinity w/ Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco

Masculinity w/ Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco

Masculinity. One of the reasons we named this podcast "Boyz Do Cry" is because of the common notion that boys aren't allowed to cry. We wanted to directly oppose that belief and hopefully through talking about our emotions, we can have the space for men and everyone else to let themselves be heard. With previous guests of the pod, Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco, we open the discussion about that big M word and discuss all shades of masculinity, from the toxic to the parts of it we're proud of owning. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
Dec 13, 201801:16:08
Immigrant Dreams w/ Blanca

Immigrant Dreams w/ Blanca

On this episode of Boyz do Cry Blanca, a “dreamer” (DACA recipient), and Virgo shares her experience immigrating to the United States. She talks about the roadblocks she’s experienced in her personal, professional, and academic life due to her immigration status. We talk about what it means to be “home,” and she shares the constant fear, and anxiety she faced growing up. Blanca & the Boyz explore the complexities of adjusting to a new country, culture, and language. Blanca is pursuing a career in psychology and is currently a case manager for individuals with severe mental health within the legal system. She continues to pursue her dreams despite the many roadblocks in her path, she shares how her struggles became her driving force molding her into the person she is now. Send us a voice message on Anchor or email us at boyzdocrypod@gmail.com Please consider supporting us here on Anchor: http://bit.ly/supporttheboyz If you enjoy our podcast, please rate/review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Boyz Do Cry Spotify playlist: bit.ly/boyzplaylist Follow us on the socials! Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Twitter/Insta: @boyzdocrypod Ram's Twitter/Insta: @oversharin Paulina's Insta: @elnopalverde
Dec 06, 201801:25:48
PTSD from Childhood w/ Qwnn (ft. Carl)

PTSD from Childhood w/ Qwnn (ft. Carl)

Radio DJ and producer Qwnn join the Boyz today and talk about his childhood experiences and how those traumatic events affected his life later on. He talks through the many things that happened in his childhood, from running away from home to taking care of a dying former prisoner that taught him life lessons. Qwnn shares how his love of music and comic books helped him get through everything. His friend Carl also shares his experiences with bipolar disorder and share his struggles. 

The song we used from the intro and outro is from Qwnn's newest album "Estar Roto." It's called "Broken" Estar Roto is out on Dec. 7 on all streaming platforms.

 Qwnn's Insta: @qwnn.hyh 

Carl's Insta: @armadavision 

Hopeless Yet Happy: @hopelessyethappy 

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Nov 29, 201801:16:54
A Very Drunk Thanksgiving Special (ft. Jorge)

A Very Drunk Thanksgiving Special (ft. Jorge)

We were extremely drunk when we recorded this special Thanksgiving episode on the floor of Ram’s house, and honestly I have no idea what we talked about (my drunk alter ego La Chica Carmen came out). This year has been surreal, it’s been full of highs and lows but I realize how fortunate I am to be able to laugh through my emo moments with Ram. This podcast started off from a lot of pain, and it’s been amazing to see how it’s transformed our lives. Each conversation has healed me in some way, and helped me accept different parts of myself. We have no idea what the future holds in terms of the Boyz since I’m moving away, and if we encounter a deep deep abyss in the future I am grateful for the things we accomplished. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories with us, and trusted us even though we like barely knew each other lol. The holidays can suck sometimes so listen to this if you want to laugh, there is singing, and incoherent rambling. Thank you to everyone who’s listened to us, and supported us, we family, especially since you know our deepest traumas, and vulnerabilities. Lol.

-Paulina/La Chica Carmen


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Nov 22, 201801:21:08
Working in Mental Health w/ Mitch and Ryan

Working in Mental Health w/ Mitch and Ryan

Join us this episode as we share space and talk about working within the field of mental health with Mitch Collins, a program director for a program working with individuals with mental illness in that face the legal system, and Ryan Smith, in process to get his LCSW. Both have extensive experience in the mental health field and this episode of Boyz gives a lot of insight in the inner workings of the mental health system as a whole. We also talk about Mitch and Ryan's own individual journeys and how their path led them to what they do today. They show also how mental health workers deal with their own health and, at the end of the day, they're humans just like us but individuals that chose to hear out the pain of people that often go unspoken.

Mitch and Ryan are also starting their own podcast called "Radical Minds" talking more about their experiences working in the mental health field. If you liked this episode and want to hear more from them, take a listen and go support fellow mental health podcasters!

Radical Minds Podcast:
anchor.fm/radicalminds
Twitter: @RadicalMindsPod
Instagram: Radicalmindspodcast
Email: radicalmindspodcast@gmail.com



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Nov 15, 201801:29:20
Talking Therapy and Life w/ Frances Echeverria, LMFT
Nov 08, 201801:20:33
Healing Through Community w/ Alex and Janet
Nov 01, 201801:17:08
Anger w/ Marco
Oct 25, 201801:08:21
Spirituality w/ Justus and Steelo
Oct 18, 201801:01:05
SZN 2: Foundations of Love: What is Love? Is it Real? Who knows!

SZN 2: Foundations of Love: What is Love? Is it Real? Who knows!

CW: Sexual Abuse, Suicide SZN 2 is here and we're ready to unpack some more trauma and deal with it in a constructive way! SZN 2's theme is Foundations and we're trying to make a good solid foundation for our mental health and hope you will join us in this journey. 

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Oct 11, 201852:29
SZN 1 Finale: What did we learn this SZN?

SZN 1 Finale: What did we learn this SZN?

We made it y'all! We didn't think we'd make it here. On this SZN 1 finale, we record IN THE WILD -- and by wild we mean a park. We reflect on what we learned this season -- from our guests, experiences and from each other. We also talk about our plans for SZN 2! From the bottom of our hearts, Paulina and Ram would like to thank you for listening to this podcast. Still amazes us that people listen!!

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Sep 06, 201801:18:21
Xochipahtli, the Power of Flower Medicine w/ Adrianna

Xochipahtli, the Power of Flower Medicine w/ Adrianna

Gardening is often cited as a way to relieve stress. But Adrianna proves that it's more than just that. She talks about her experience volunteering in a juvenile correctional facilities and help growing a garden with young people that society seemed to have forgotten. It's a touching and inspiring account of how a simple garden can teach so much.

Check out Scott Neumyer's podcast "Anxiety Diaries":
anxietydiariespodcast.com/

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Aug 30, 201801:20:46
Eating Disorders & the Process in Therapy w/ Anjanae

Eating Disorders & the Process in Therapy w/ Anjanae

Our friend Anjannae talks about her experience living with an eating disorder, Bulimia, and the process of therapy -- from making the decision to doing homework that her therapist gives her.

Anjanae's Book, "Bees and Weeds" (BUY IT!!!):
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Find affordable therapy in your area:
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openpathcollective.org

Eating in the Light of the Moon: amzn.to/2BAAH3O

Lessons from the Mental Hospital: youtu.be/NHHPNMIK-fY

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Aug 23, 201801:12:55
The Highs & Lows of Bipolar Disorder w/ Chris
Aug 16, 201854:32
Life Lessons w/ Jalen, artist of our theme song
Jul 27, 201801:08:33
Being a Gay Man in 2018 w/ Tommy and Eric

Being a Gay Man in 2018 w/ Tommy and Eric

On this episode, we talk to our friends Tommy and Eric about their experiences as gay men in 2018. We talk about the problems plaguing the gay community right now such as the epidemic of loneliness, gay men having the high rates of depression/anxiety and their own personal stories of coming out and being in relationships-- all these intertwined issues contributes to their mental health. It's a very packed episode and hope it helps our LGBT listeners
Jul 19, 201801:13:05
Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Marisol

Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Marisol

TW: Suicide, Self-Harm This week, we talk to Marisol, an artist and friend who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We discuss what exactly BPD is, how it affects her life and ways she's healed/coped through it all. We also dive into her experiences at a psychiatric holding facility and coping through depression memes. Ram also finds out he might also have BPD lol. DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need. We are not a substitute for professional help and we encourage you to seek it out! Marisol's Instagram: @mari.the.soul Follow us on all the socials: Facebook: Boyz Do Cry Insta & Twitter: @BoyzDoCryPod Theme Song: Purpose by SO SELF EXPLANATORY on SoundCloud
Jul 12, 201855:47
Depression & Art w/ Crystal

Depression & Art w/ Crystal

Sometimes depression can lead to the creation of art. But will our creativity disappear if we try and treat our depression? Is our art rooted from depression? These are some of the questions we explore with artist Crystal (@GooeyStranger on Instagram) and as well as her experience/work with "Youth in Mind," a nonprofit organization in California helping youth impacted by the mental health system, a system we discuss needs rehauling.

More talking points: therapy stories, astrology and holistic healing

DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals. Just two open individuals talking from experience. Please seek professional help if you are in need. We are not a substitute for professional help and we encourage you to seek it out!

Theme Song: Purpose by SO SELF EXPLANATORY on SoundCloud


Jul 07, 201859:50
Mental Health as a Young Mother w/ Ashleigh & Julease
Jun 29, 201840:27
SZN 1: Who are the Boyz?

SZN 1: Who are the Boyz?

CW: Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Trauma, Childhood Abuse

In our first episode of "Boyz Do Cry," Ram and Paulina introduce ourselves and talk about why we're starting this mental health podcast. We open up about our own traumas and experiences regarding mental health. Please tune in and send us any voice messages about topics you want us to talk about through the Anchor app! We are going to have guests from time to time and talk about their own experiences.

Our theme song is "What's the Purpose - SO SELF EXPLANATORY" check him out on SoundCloud!
Jun 16, 201848:38