The Intersection of Storytelling, Mental Health, & Edu

The session will focus on understanding the intersecting points of storytelling, mental health and applying both for improving outcomes for students, teachers and overall Edu systems. Specifically, my work as both an Black Speculative Fiction author and Clinical Psychologist has brought together the importance of storytelling to establishing a healthy sense of self, goals, voice and perspective. All tools that also aided my career in teaching. I intend to outline a framework for using these as a Wellness approach in Eduvation settings.

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Napoleon Wells

Department of Veterans Affairs