Welcome to the Help Show!

The Help Show is a podcast dedicated to connecting individuals to mental health community resources.  The podcast was started by Dallas Texas Native, NiEtta Reynolds following tragedy–The death of a dear friend.  From the life-changing event of her friend’s suicide two years ago, The Help Show was born.  NiEtta’s friend suicide came as a shock to her.  She didn’t see the warning signs of her friend’s severe depression.  Following her friend’s suicide, NiEtta devoted enormous amounts of time to research mental health and wellness.  It is that research that sparked her passion for spreading mental health awareness and the epiphany that others (here in Dallas as well as World-wide) struggle with challenges of depression.

The Help Show is not only a podcast but a movement that is focused on changing:

  1. The perception and visible stigma associated with mental health
  2. Barriers to Access Mental Health Resources
  3. Under-served and Disparities that some face when attempting to access mental health resources
  4. Spreading Awareness on how to access mental health resources in your community
  5. Encouraging those with mental health diseases to seek help

Currently, Ms. NiEtta Reynolds channeled her passionate concern for others with mental health challenges into a career as a mental health counselor and furthering her education at Texas A&M Commerce with a Master’s in social work.

At least 18.1% of American adults experience some form of mental disorder, 8.4% have a substance use disorder, and about 3% experience cooccurring mental health and substance use disorders (SAMHSA, 2016).

READY TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY?

Our Board Members

NiEtta Reynolds

Founder / Chairman of the Board

NiEtta Reynolds has been an independent consultant for over fifteen years. Working for various small, developing businesses. Ms. Reynolds has the ability to exceed societal expectations in building long-lasting relationships, holding vast visions for people and the world, as well as provide strength in leadership skills. She brings no less than utmost honesty, and confidence to the table; as well as gracefully accepts constructive criticism and provides positive feedback. 

The professional, as well as personal experiences, has led her to an endeavor of passion- The Help Show. Over the years, all that she engages in has been directed towards the focus of helping others. Ms. Reynolds became a qualified mental health professional (QMPH) for Youth Advocate Program a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the community out care services to the underprivileged. Ms. Reynolds also volunteered much of her time with Mental Health America working with Janie Metzinger’s Public Policy Director in implementing mental health policies. Ms.  Reynolds currently serves as a member of the Texas Chapter of National Associations of Social Work (NASW), The National Leadership and Success and member of National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).

Currently, Ms. NiEtta Reynolds channeled her passionate concern for others with mental health challenges into a career as a mental health counselor and furthering her education at Texas A&M Commerce with a Master’s in social work.

Michelle McKamy

Boardmember

My twenty plus years’ experience as a healthcare clinician has shown me there is an incredible need for easily accessible mental health resources in this nation. I built and operated $6Million healthcare services company in Texas and currently hold a Director position with a national therapy services company responsible for New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Westchester.

As Vice President of Texas Occupational Therapy Association, I discovered Mental Health clinicians are a waning minority in the US. In addition, Veterans are waiting up to 6 months to receive care once they seek help for suicide. I have spoken about the need for mental health at the State Conference and at the American Family Practitioners Association National Conference in 2015. As a therapist of the Year for the State of Texas, I advocated for more Continuing Education for clinical professionals. Working in vastly different markets only emphasizes the need for mental health resources.

The bootstraps of Texas to the Broadway of New York City may be different, but the need for mental health resources is fundamentally the same. The Help Show podcast fills a gap in healthcare – and this is why when NiEtta expressed her mission to create a non-profit to give free resources in an accessible and sharable Podcast format I knew I had to be on board.

WHO WE ARE

Our Vision

The Help Show’s vision is to educate communities about the stigma of mental health and community issues by empowering one to acquire information to access a help in their society.

Who We Serve

We join forces with other philanthropic associations who offer projects that teach, celebrate, and rejoice in the benefits of positive community growth centered around mental health wellness.

What We Do

Our mission is to connect families/individuals to community resources and raise awareness of improving mental health policies.

Letter from the Founder

You never honestly know what battle someone is fighting until you lose them to suicide, 42.5 million American suffer from some mental illness, and 16 people per 1000,000 or one death every 40 seconds die from suicide. I lost one of my dearest friends to suicide, and from that moment my life changed. I knew I had to become the voice for those that couldn’t speak for themselves and be an advocate for mental health rights.

By becoming so involved in the community and doing countless hours of research on mental health, it is a worldwide issue. It not only affects the black community but many communities that live in disparity. The stigma that mental health betrays creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence that develops a mental cage of embarrassment.

The Help Show empowers people to educate their self about mental health, and community issues. The Help Show is close to my heart because it allows me to reach out to every community and become a helping hand to encourage people to let them know they are not alone, stand in your truth, that is the most powerful change you can make in your life. I ask you to join me on this journey. To help make a difference in disparity communities about mental health.

Let’s get rid of the shame and build a village of encouragement.

Love

NiEtta A Reynolds

 

Mental health not only affects the black community but many communities living in disparity. The stigma that mental health is shameful creates an environment of fear and silence that develops a mental cage of embarrassment.

NiEtta Reynolds

The Help Show

972-863-2488

info@thehelpshow.org

6333 E Mockingbird Ln Ste #147-513 Dallas, TX 75214

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