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JED Voices Video: ALONZO on Mental Health and Resilience

Alonzo Russell, who goes by ALONZO, is an L.A.-based recording artist. He came into the national spotlight as a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” But before he entered the limelight, he was a young person dealing with anger and depression. 

Hear Alonzo share his story in this JED Voices interview with Dr. Janis Whitlock, a developmental psychologist working with JED. Watch the full conversation below.

 

Check out these short clips from the conversation:

Join the conversation about mental health on social media using #JEDvoices and our handle @jedfoundation, where sharing our stories helps us break down shame, connect to others, and remember to believe in ourselves.

Watch all the JED Voices videos on our YouTube playlist.

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