In 2006 I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder with panic attacks and depersonalization. At the time, I was actively pursuing a career in music.
Shawn Elliot Russell
Shawn Elliot Russell is a positive hip hop artist, writer, and motivational speaker. A graduate of Full Sail University, he went on to work in various recording studios and released 6 albums as an independent artist. Shawn’s mental health struggles led to the writing and self-publishing of Be Still, Little Tree, Be Still a children’s book about overcoming fear using mindfulness. Currently, he co-hosts the Mindful Movie Series in McAllen, Texas and he hosts workshops and presentations of Be Still, Little Tree in schools in the Rio Grande Valley area. To learn more about his book, you can visit bestilltree.com. To hear his music, you can visit soundcloud.com/shawnelliot. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook facebook.com/shawnelliotmusic and Instagram: @shawnelliot