Yassin Hall is the Amazon Best Selling Author of “Journey Untold…My Mother’s Struggle with Mental Illnesses”.
She is a Mental Health Advocate, Educator, and Motivational Speaker born and raised on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the visionary Founder and Program Manager of Milestones Mom’s Support Group, an entity providing support and resources to Mom’s who share similar unspoken experiences and challenges of raising a child suffering from some form of mental illness.
Hall is a certified CIT & Mental Health First Aider, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Mogul, Life Mentor and Dance Mom. Her childhood fascination with fashion ignited her interest to pursue modelling and designing at age 12. While modelling gained the young island beauty tremendous notoriety locally and internationally, there was much greater notoriety surrounding her publicly stemming from Yassin’s mother’s battle and unfortunate demise living with schizophrenia. After witnessing her mother suffer a mental breakdown before her childhood eyes, almost losing her young life by the hands of the very person that was supposed to love, nurture and protect her.
She was raised by her maternal grandmother and paternal uncle while bearing the public shame and stigma of her mother’s mental illness. A huge burden and obstacle that could’ve easily derailed her will to persevere and fight towards the destiny that she credits God with ordaining.
Her story is one of turmoil and redemption that has propelled her to champion the cause of mental illness and embrace her staple messaging “It’s okay to not be okay”. She wants her story as a child living with a mother that was mentally ill to inspire, save and break the curse through her mission of acceptance, education and treatment.
Yassin has traveled the country and worked closely with the Department of Mental Health to bring awareness to communities deteriorating with many undiagnosed and untreated mentally ill. She is convinced that this cycle can be broken so that millions suffering with depression, anxiety and mental disorders can fight to their own ordained destiny. She has appeared on CBS, PBS & Bravo TV while devoted her time, services and efforts to numerous organizations dedicated to this cause including NAMI(National Alliance on Mental Illness). Yassin serves as a Presenter on the organization’s behalf for “Ending the Silence” teaching mental health from lived experience to high school students; amongst her many other affiliations and work with mental illness in the Caribbean and U.S.