"The Fellowship program actually gave us a sisterhood and a brotherhood where we could come together and begin to create and make an impact in the world."
About Princess Fumi
Dr. Stephanie Fumi Hancock, an African Princess living in diaspora, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and a 30-year social work and psychiatry veteran. Popularly known as Your Compassionate Trauma Care™ Expert and a Life Rehab™ Ambassador by her patients and online global community, Princess Fumi is a bestselling author who brings health and wealth to her audience by tackling discussions around mental health such as depression, anxiety, suicide ideations, poor self-image and other mental health disorders.
Princess Fumi is the first African American to speak at TEDx TALK Al Anjal National Schools platform in Saudi Arabia and the first woman recipient of the Nollywood African Films (NAFCA) “African Oscar” in Hollywood, California (a literary arts award). With her love for the literary arts and behavioral health sciences, she has managed to strike a balance between the two, through her online TV /podcast shows, documentaries, books, and her mental health-wellness presentations. To date, she has written over 24 books. Her book, Wake Up Girl, You Are Worthy has been received by organizations, ministries, and colleges, in Africa, USA, Pakistan and other countries as a success strategy tool.
Princess Fumi’s J&J Nurse Innovation Fellow Journey
At the start of the Fellowship, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Princess Fumi and her husband packed up and moved from Tennessee to Arizona, where she felt she could better help nurses with their trauma. Princess Fumi was drawn to the Fellowship because she had been looking at ways to blend technology and innovation to bring valuable resources to those dealing with mental illness. Now, she is focusing her efforts on developing a self-care mental wellness solution targeting vulnerable populations which include nurses on the frontline, families with children, teenagers and adults, as part of her TRAUMA SHIELD™ Healing Narratives approach. During the Fellowship, she opened her practice in Arizona and continued to work on her innovation project.
For Princess Fumi, the Fellowship showed her that anything is possible, and she credits the success of her innovation to the other Fellows who provided her with a sense of community, credibility and accountability. She will continue to use her innovation-mindset to bridge the gap between her two homes, America and Africa, to improve the mental health of those who are suffering. She believes that the Fellowship program allowed her create collaborations with her peers and truly make an impact on the world.
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