“Having those wounds shapes you, but also lets the next person know that they can heal from their wounds.” ~Da’Jonese Turner
Empathy + Empowerment = Resilience. That’s a standard formula for wellbeing, but without access, whole communities never receive the attention they deserve. That leaves generations of traumas and day-to-day anxieties unidentified and unaddressed.
Lean in to what Da’Jonese Turner, MA, has to say about the power of affordable, accessible wellness options for all. Da’Jonese is the founder of Me In The Making Wellness, a haven where Chicago’s Black population and POC can experience mental health care from therapists who understand the emotional baggage — not least of which is the “weakness” associated with asking for help.
Da’Jonese fantasy of a mission-driven center has been a bricks and mortar reality since 2015 — a lifetime ago by today’s hurry-up and wait standards. 2020 continues to serve up wildly mixed messages: Stay home to avoid COVID19! Get out and protest for social change!
CWH is grateful to Da’Jonese for opening up about her resulting mental fatigue and self-care (or not) routine. She shared with us an inspiring story from her practice and offered straightforward advice for white people new to the work of becoming anti-racist. “I would hope that for people who are struggling with race, when you know what racism is and what it looks like, to find somebody that they can talk to about it and figure it out from there.”
Da’Jonese Turner is a master’s level clinician, who has built her career on the premise of helping others, especially today’s youth and young adults. As the founder of Me in the Making Wellness, DaJonese continues to use her gifts and talents to facilitate change for the families served, through the organization’s 3 pillars of Counseling, Coaching and Community outreach. When she is not working, Da’Jonese wears many other hats ~ dope daughter, super sister and supportive friend. She spends her time with all these lovely people and enjoying her favorite things: traveling, binge watching tv, listening to music and playing puzzle games.
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