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How visionary leadership dramatically transforms graduates from break-down to breakthrough? [Based on a true story]

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How visionary leadership dramatically transforms graduates from 
break-down to breakthrough?

Based on a true story by Sacred Walker

Founding CEO of Kuumba Health LLC
Student Wellness and Leadership Initiative



     She slumped down in the chair in front of us, her care team. Her facial expression and body language was clear: "I do not want to be here, I do not belong here, and I do not want to talk with any of you." We, her chaplain, social worker, nurse, and lead psychiatrist sat in a circle of chairs for her interview and welcome to the women's in patient unit. She answered slowly under her breath and the mutterings spilled out of her mouth like crumbs of a bread half eaten and a life unfinished. Patience was in the air and yet the long line of intakes spoke to a long morning of rounds ahead.

     Our team was very compassionate and was present to her silence. Slowly her silence became murmurs of disapproval of being committed to a mental health hospital. At the age of 18 y…