Mental Health in the Black Community | Dr. Joan speaks with Meiyoko Taylor Part 2

The liberation that comes from exposing something you wish to keep hidden can have a profound impact on mental health, particularly within the Black community. Burdened by societal pressures and stereotypes, individuals within the Black community still struggle to discuss their mental health challenges and seek support. By shedding light on these hidden truths, we can break the cycle of silence can create space for healing, validation, and resilience, ultimately promoting mental well-being within the Black community.

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Meiyoko Taylor about Mental Health in the Black Community  

Meiyoko Taylor is a 2x best-selling author, entrepreneur, and transformation coach. For more than a decade he has helped stressed high-performance leaders, business professionals, and entrepreneurs escape the hustle & grind culture so they can finally create a life of purpose, freedom & fulfillment. He is a certified master life coach, and NLP practitioner, and utilizes cognitive behavior therapy as well as other cutting-edge strategies to provide the best results for the people he serves. For Meiyoko, God is first and Family is very important. When he is not impacting clients, he is in church as a musician, choir director, or just enjoying the service. He is a girl dad and absolutely loves it! 

Connect with Meiyoko Taylor | Social Media: @meiyokotaylor 

What you can expect from this episode

00:30 The most exciting thing happening in Meiyoko’s life 

01:50 Strength in vulnerability  

02:57 Mental Health in the Black Community  

05:22 Meiyoko speaks about what he’s planning to build and what he needs

Did you enjoy this show? Please leave us a review – a single sentence counts! 

Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram and tag us so we can thank you personally!

Would you please support our growth by, kindly subscribing or following Hey, I’m Listening on your preferred podcast platform

Want to become a guest on our show?

Visit us at or

Send an email to or

About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live Fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

Connect with Dr. Joan at | | |

Send in a voice message:


error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top