I'm here to support deep personal revolutions.
My work sits at the confluence of person-centered and holistic approaches, mental health activism, intentional peer support, trauma informed, dialogical, needs-based, spiritual, somatic, and herbal modalities. I understand that extreme circumstances often lead to extreme psycho-spiritual consequences, sometimes in the form of:
fear and shame,
extreme ups and downs,
confusion or loss of meaning,
and so much more,
All of these hold important wisdom for us. Rather than blocking or suppressing these experiences, we have the potential to experience huge change.
In fact, what we consider a problem may actually be the greatest gift, pointing us towards a better future.
From Challenging The System to Creating a New Reality
Co-Founder of The Institute for the Development of Human Arts
I am a trauma survivor, mental health activist, certified peer counselor, spiritual and whole-health seeker. Right after getting my degree from NYU in Applied Psychology, I started working in the mental health system as a crisis counselor thinking I would change things from the inside. Instead, what I saw was a broken system and people who were struggling with very human problems like loss, isolation, and poverty. After quitting my job and going through a deep spiritual crisis, I started a mental health non-profit with amazing leaders in the field, trained with incredible spiritual leaders, and began working with people like you to support wellbeing on all levels.
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The Generalist Podcast #3 : On Mental Health With Jazmine Russell
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"In This episode I sat down with Jazmine and learned of her battle with mental health, how being a survivor of incest changed her life, and how to best help others who have had similar traumas."
"After we finished recording we spoke about how culture affects mental health and Jazmine recommended this book to me. The book seems really interesting, I'm going to read it soon.I thought I would share it: Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
-Saul Ackerman, The Generalist