Wellness in Color: “Never Stop Watering Your Roots” (Lauryn Daniel)

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness.

Interview Guest: Lauryn Daniel

Hosted by: Caroline Ludy

Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org)

Guest Bio:   A native of Chicago’s South Side, Lauryn Daniel describes herself as multifaceted. Living with anxiety and depression, she talks to Wellness In Color about her experiences working in the mental health field as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Service (ARMHS) worker with plans to continue her career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Eventually she wants to reconnect with her roots in Chicago with plans to open her own clinic. She learns as much from her clients as she does from herself and wants people to know that empathy starts from within. Her mantra is “Be empathetic with yourself. Never stop watering your roots.”

ARMHS info: https://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=ID_058153

This episode was recorded on 05/01/2019 at NAMI Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.

For more information and resources on mental illness, education and legislative advocacy please visit the NAMI Minnesota website at namimn.org

Efforts related to “Wellness In Color” podcast episodes were supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR002494. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.