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 towards 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 difficulties of depression.
The Help Show is more than a podcast. It is movement that is focused on change:
- Want to change the perception and visible stigma associated with mental health
- Barriers to access mental health resources
- Under-served and Disparities that some face when attempting to access mental health resources
- Spread awareness on how to access mental health resources in your community
- Encourage those with mental health diseases to seek help.
Currently, Ms. NiEtta Reynolds channels her passionate concern for others experiencing mental health challenges through advocacy.
READY TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY?
Our Board Members
NiEtta Reynolds (Founder/ President)
Founder/Chairman of Board
NiEtta Reynolds has been an independent consultant for over fifteen years. Having worked for various small, developing businesses. She has the ability to exceed expectations by building long-lasting relationships, holding positive visions of people, and provide strength through her leadership skills. She brings the utmost honesty, and confidence to the table. NiEtta gracefully accepts constructive criticism and provides positive feedback to others.
NiEtta’s professional, and personal experience has led her to the creation of: The Help Show. Over the years, NiEtta has connected family, friends and people she has met in the community to support groups other resources such as the MLK Center, NAMI, and Mental Health America of Greater Dallas .She spoke at the University of Texas South Western Medical Center about ; signs and systems of mental health diseases and community. She also spoke about resources that are available in the community. 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 for the underprivileged. She volunteered with Mental Health America 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 is a member of National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).
NiEtta Reynolds channels her passion and concern for others experiencing mental health challenges through advocacy as a mental health counselor. She has earned her Master of Social Work from Texas A&M University – Commerce
Amy King (Vice-President)
Amy is the Co-Founder of Good Coworking in Dallas, TX, the first coworking space in the world focused on inclusive sustainability, powered by solar.
As an evangelist for the triple bottom line, Amy champions entrepreneurs who are building profitable businesses that allow people and the planet to thrive. Her flagship space in Dallas is pursuing LEED and WELL building certification. She is using these certifications to educate the business community on how to be successful in a global, purpose-focused economy.
Prior to her migration to Texas, spearheaded the incubation of 80 non-profit chapters for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), one of the most progressive sustainability change agents, and launched The USGBC Leadership Institute. She also led USGBC green community-rebuilding initiatives in New Orleans post Katrina. Amy is a trained facilitator specializing in brand strategy, collaborative ideation, strategic planning, and community engagement.
Amy has over ten years of experience as a film, TV, and commercial producer and marketer, and got her start at a PBS affiliate. She produced at two NY ad agencies and for HBO, VH-1, and more. Amy managed AFI and Discovery Channel’s pre-eminent documentary film festival and conference, SILVERDOCS (now AFI Docs), and led efforts to green the non-fiction film industry.
When she isn’t at work, you can find Amy volunteering to rescue dogs, or traveling the globe.
Yvette Lau, born and raised in New York City, is an established marketing and resultoriented professional with a BA from State University of New York at Binghamton. She has 18 years of experience in the digital marketing industry and a track record of completing projects on time and under budget.
She has led all varieties of web initiatives and has overseen project management, video production, sponsorship integration, product launches and digital show development. Having managed 25 resources in Los Angeles and New York, Yvette has directed live video shoots and coordinated with design and technology colleagues and partners to ensure successful outcomes.
She enhanced the creative direction of new products and experiences and amplified consumer engagement through social media and marketing. Yvette exercised editorial authority across all platforms and managed a P&L of over $3M. She increased engagement by 75% using digital, social and broadcast platforms.
Malaika Walls (Secretary)
Malaika Walls is the co-founder and CEO of NJXX LLC, a database driven research and analytics company. Malaika brings over 20 years of media, consumer, and new product development research and analysis to the company. Her work has driven successful business strategies and marketing tactics of top media companies including HBO, Showtime, Sundance, Sesame Workshop and Smithsonian Channel.
Malaika is well-versed in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and has conducted a broad range of studies from brand tracking and segmentation to real-time digital media usage monitoring. She is also an experienced moderator having conducted focus groups, in-depth interviews, workshops and brainstorming sessions over the course of her career.
Malaika’s research has been honored and recognized by the Advertising and Research Foundation (ARF) and the Horowitz Association Media Forum. She has a bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Louisville.
Roxanne Raphael is a Texas native that now resides in Miami, Florida and has 20 plus years of customer service. She has a passion for connecting people to financial and health resources in their community. She realized people who live in inequality communities didn’t understand the significance of life insurance, so she made it of importance to explain the benefits. Working for a multi-million-dollar life insurance company, allowed her to educate and connect with her Miami Florida district.
Mrs. Raphael recognized although life insurance is very valuable, your mind, body, and wellness is just as essential. Now being a full-time licensed massage therapist and Qigong practitioner for over a decade. Roxanne firmly believes in and witnesses the power the mind plays in bringing about healing. She is dedicated to seeking out different avenues such as affordable/free counseling, support groups, dance/movement classes, Qigong/meditation classes in which she can help others facilitate their emotional and physical well-being.
WHO WE ARE
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 know what battle someone is fighting until you lose them to suicide. 42.5 million American suffer from some form of mental illness, every 40 seconds an individual completes the act of suicide (Chilcott, L.A., Shapiro, C.M p10).
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 who couldn’t speak for themselves. I knew I had to be an advocate for mental health rights. Mental healthcare is a worldwide issue. It not only affects the black community but many communities that live in disparity. The stigma that accompanies mental illness creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence that develops into a mental cage of embarrassment.
The Help Show empowers people to educate themselves about mental health care, and community issues. The Help Show is close to my heart because it allows me to reach out to every community member. It allows me to become a helping hand, encouraging people, letting them know they are not alone, and they stand in their 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 us get rid of the shame, let us build a village of encouragement.
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.
Dallas, Texas 75226