DoingItWell is an emotional wellness project created to inspire and assist communities, particularly urban communities of color, to live their best lives. This project was created by community-oriented, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist Byron Young, MD. The site serves as a hub for tools and resources to help and support individuals to nurture and maintain their emotional health. The site includes educational videos, relaxing music, recommendations on enlightening readings, links to impactful emotional wellness resources, and much more.
Byron Young, MD is an emotional wellness program developer, consultant, and an outpatient psychiatrist with LA County Department of Mental Health's Enhanced Specialized Foster Care Program.
Dr. Young was born and raised in the New Orleans, LA metro area and attended Xavier University of Louisiana for undergrad and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Young then headed to NYC for general psychiatry residency at Hofstra Northshore-LIJ at Zucker Hillside and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities. After training and living in NYC for a while, Dr. Young now lives and works in Los Angeles.
Dr. Young is passionate about being impactful in under-resourced and marginalized communities, particularly communities of color, in both his daily work with the LA County Dept of Mental Health and various community service projects. He participates in, consults on and develops creative programs and initiatives to serve as tools for the improved emotional wellness of citizens of LA, NYC, New Orleans and beyond.
Dr. Young has also consulted with and developed programs for organizations like the Teen Hub Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities as well as Google, the New York City Department of Health, and the LA County Department of Mental Health, Google, Sony Pictures Animation Studio, AirBnb, Meetup.com as well as consulted on various tv shows and movies.