Episode 49 | Removing the Stigma w/ JD Fuller

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, JD Fuller, a therapist in private practice, adjunct professor & school counselor, as well as a consultant & trainer, joins me to discuss removing the stigma of mental health in the global majority.


Classroom Notes

1. Origins & present barriers related to mental health stigma amongst People of the Global Majority 

2. Disparities in mental health treatment

3. 3 actions steps we can take now to help destigmatize mental health among people of the global majority

Welcome to Our Classroom!


J. Denise Fuller is an African American LCSW who has over 25 years of experience as a mental health clinician, educator, writer, and consultant. JD earned a Master of Social Work from the renowned Smith College School of Social Work. She is an Adjunct Professor, an abolitionist and a “truth teller”. JD is an advocate for equity, inclusion, and speaks out against inequality. She is passionate about changing the narrative. 

JD is sought after to provide training and consultation throughout the country on ways to navigate the difficult conversations related to systemic, internalized racism, White privilege, and the tenets of oppression. She focuses on intersectionality as it relates to the identities we possess through a mental health lens. JD is esteemed for her insight, authenticity, unique perceptive, and ability to empower, while providing education. JD is a firm believer that one’s truth lives in the body and the lived experience guides the process of how we integrate new information. 

The youngest of nine children, JD experienced how myopic teaching distorted her understanding of American history. JD’s curiosity led her to ultimately reject what she learned and to find the truth which culminated in her graduate thesis on The Racial Identity Development of the African American Female. These realizations catalyzed for JD a lifetime of experiential learning and commitment to teaching about and advocating for others. Over the course of her extensive and wide-ranging career, JD's experiences have informed her professional practice. 


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