A new progressive, informative, and community centered conversation, MENTAL HEALTH IS R.E.A.L. (Reflecting Empathy and Love) will be heard on digital and social platforms. Dr. Dodson is on a mission to de-stigmatize mental health by taking on a style of interview never heard before, one of brotherhood, empathy, and love. Speaking to his guests about their own personal journeys and obstacles, Dr. Dodson provides keen insight to further cultivate growth. Dr. Dodson will speak with a number of leading influencers including hip-hop artists, actors, prominent journalists, and more. Personal life experiences and formal education combine to bring a fresh, youthful, and innovative perspective on mental health, wellness, and social justice. Fun, witty, and WOKE, Dr. Dodson connects his academic and clinical background with the entertainment industry, directing Hip-Hop artist, Common’s Dreamers and Believers Summer Youth Camp for nearly 6 years. Always energetic and entertaining, Dr. Dodson highlights leading research while also bringing a spark of life to any platform, including: workshops, retreats, lectures or panel discussions. Community members have acknowledged him as a leading voice for mental health, remaining grounded in service-based leadership. Dr. Dodson embraces his identity as a Black man, modeling the strength of vulnerability and liberation of self-expression.