Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and emotional wellness programming.
As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. In 2020, she used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. In addition, she hosted and/or participated in over 50 webinars and panels aimed at promoting mental wellness and stress reduction during challenging times. Dr. Jackman is attuned to the emerging crisis in mental health due to the increased demand for therapy services and the low supply of therapists, especially therapists of color.
Dr. Jackman is the recipient of the 2020 APA Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) Diversity Award and was recently named one the 50 Most Influential People of Color by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jackman LOVES talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She has also been featured in both print and TV media outlets locally and nationally. Learn more: www.InnoPsych.com | www.DrCharmainJackman.com. Follow: @InnoPsych | @AskDrCharmain
Students at the Academy, the Boston school system’s only public high school for the arts, carry the weight of stress and community violence. Students embody these stressors with increased levels of depression and trauma. Thought disorders like schizophrenia and delusional disorder are also up here, all made worse.12 November 2020