Jessica R. Dreistadt is an emotional health advocate, leadership scholar, social justice educator, community change practitioner, and founding director of The Fruition Coalition. Her interests, reflected in both her writing and her research, include wellness, public policy, education, leadership, social psychology, quantum theory, and existential philosophy. Her scholarship and community practice intentionally integrate curiosity, creativity, and compassion into critical thought and praxis to provoke reflection, dialogue, and sustainable transformation.Visit Jessica’s website to view all of her books.
Whole Happy and Healthy
Mental illness is greatly misunderstood. It is distorted, feared, and hidden – often leading to shame, guilt, and exacerbated mental health symptoms. Whole Happy and Healthy: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Thriving with Mental Illness challenges this stigma and opens up new possibilities by exploring how people who experience mental illness can create a full, purposeful, and vibrant life by connecting with and continually expanding their perceptions – the intersection and interaction of emotions, intellect, intuition, and the senses – in twelve areas. Author Jessica R. Dreistadt reframes mental illness as a gift, rather than a deficit, to help readers discover and develop a holistic, integrative process that leads to more inner peace, emotional freedom, and joy. Whole Happy and Healthy changes the conversation about mental illness and emotional well-being, resulting in increased empathy, compassion, and resilience.