Plan D With Jessica Dalby
When Plan A, Plan B, and even Plan C fail-there is always Plan D.
Welcome to Plan D, a podcast that normalizes the conversation about mental health and speaks to the power of healing through pop culture.
Host, Jessica Dalby, guides weekly conversations about the challenges we face with mental health. Her interviews weave the stories from experts in mental health, music, pop culture, and so much more. The biggest takeaway after each episode is that there is no shame in the mental health game.
Plan D is a resource for those who are going through challenges in life. Plan D is a resource to elicit hope. Plan D will allow you to realize that you are not alone. Every week we promise empowerment, entertainment, and the power music has as it relates with mental health.
Jessica Dalby is nationally recognized as a prolific Latina entrepreneur and founder of the top-rated podcast Diggie A-2 The Progression Of Hip-Hop. More importantly, Jessica is a mother, grandmother, and lover of music. Jessica has been met with the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. Jessica has done the dance with depression and anxiety and rubbed elbows with the rich and the famous, and the lesson she has learned is that she is a survivor. She has learned how powerful music and entertainment is to soothe the demons within. And ultimately, Jessica has learned that she cannot do life alone.
Jessica's story is one of resilience. Quite honestly, Jessica should not be where she is today. She was born in the projects of Brooklyn, New York to an absent mother and a father who was trying to get it right. Her path was headed for trouble. As she examined her choices at the fork of the road, she recognized she had a choice. Jessica's choice was to no longer accept what was given to her. Her choice was to change the generational trauma of her ancestors and do things differently.
Jessica chose Plan D. Jessica enlisted in the military, served her country, and put herself through college graduating with a degree in psychology. Life has not always been easy for this tough-as-nails fighter from New York. Yet, she always knew she had Plan D to fall back on.
Plan D is a tribute to the entertainment industry that saved her life and a raw and vulnerable story of a woman who beat all the odds.
If you are struggling with mental health challenges, reach out for help. There is no judgement when asking for help. Understand you are not alone. Reach out to experts, therapists, or your doctor for help. Reach out to a friend or even a stranger. Join the Plan D movement. Share your stories and expertise as we fuse mental health and the power of music. Fight for what is yours and always remember to put on your headphones, play your favorite song, and shout to the world that there is no shame in the mental health game!
Check out Plan D's Vital Resources:
Free Online Therapist & Counseling | 7 Cups
APA Psychologist Locator – American Psychological Association
BetterHelp - Get Started & Sign-Up Today
Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Please reach out to Jess and let her know what you think of the episodes!
DM her on Instagram: @jessicadalby Twitter: @jessicaydalby
Guest Form: https://form.jotform.com/221154922107043
Disclaimer: Jessica Dalby is not a licensed mental health professional. Plan D is meant to be informational and educational. If you are dealing with mental health issues, please consult a professional.