Mental Health Awareness & Wellness Mission:

About Dr. Princess Fumi S. Hancock & Her Mission for Global Mental Health Awareness:

Dr. Princess Fumi Stephanie Hancock is a Behavioral Health Specialist with a DNP  (Doctor of Nurse Practice) specializing in Psychiatric-Mental Health. She also holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Communications and advanced degree in Writing for the Media Arts (TV/Films).

While living in New York & New Jersey in the late 1980’s, she implemented several programs for women and children with many Social Service Agencies, including the New York City Welfare Administration.  Her programs ranged from foster care, adoption, to second chance homes for pregnant teenagers, programs for battered women & the aged.

Dr. Princess Fumi S. Hancock started her career in the Mental Health field as a Social Worker & Social-conscious Writer (focusing on social welfare). Due to her frustration of not being able to provide a holistic care for her patients, who come to her with multiple diagnoses and the harsh confrontation met while writing within the confinements of New York City, Staten Island, New Jersey, and California, she resigned as the President of an Health Care Agency and headed for Nursing school. She has since graduation spent most of her time serving the Veteran population at a Veteran Hospital in Los Angeles. This experience exposed her to various aspects of psychiatry: from patients with PTSD (returning from war), Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Eating Disorders~ all coming to her with dual diagnoses (i.e. Medical complications). Her advanced nursing degree dissertation focused on the Use of Mobile Application as an adjunct treatment for female patients with Anorexia Nervosa who are from communities where mental illness is regarded as taboo while for her advanced communication arts degree, she wrote a feature film called “The Royal Bird”, a story which was an expose of some social ills within the African communities. The screenplay was auctioned to one of the largest TV Network in Africa, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

She continues to provide cutting edge solutions & exposés (through her Books, TV Show, Radio Show, Seminars/Conferences, Documentaries/Feature Films & Online Courses) caring for those with mental illness. But most importantly, she has been able to find a middle ground between her love of writing, making films, and her expertise in mental health.  She accomplishes all of these through her documentaries and feature films, which feature characters who provide insight into the issues surrounding mental illness in our society.

Dr. Princess Fumi S Hancock (a.k.a. The Princess of Suburbia®) is scheduled for a cross-country (USA, EUROPE, AFRICA) Mental Health Awareness & Wellness Tour in 2016 where she will unveil yet again another Personal Development & Inspirational Book in the Vision Series. Stay tuned for details on the cities she will be touring and more information on her upcoming documentary~ featuring stories of 8 Extraordinary who have endured extraordinary circumstances and her sharing to heal others.

She is a member of the following organizations: International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, National Speakers Association, Women Speakers Association, Nashville Women in Films, International Women’s Writing Guild, Romance Writers of America. 2015 in Hollywood California, Dr. Fumi Hancock is receiving a prestigious honorary award by the Nollywood Film Critic Organization (NAFCA) alongside a Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Wole Soyinka, for her contribution to Literary Arts globally (see formal letter).

Notable Awards:

NAFCA “African Oscar” Winning Screenwriter
Indiefest Films Merit Award Winner~ Women in Films
Accolade Global Films Merit Award Winner ~ Women in Films
Dept. of Field International Films Award~ Excellence in Films
African Heritage Award Winner~ Leadership, Writing, & Philanthropic Work
Dove Foundation regarded her latest movie, Of Sentimental Value~ Family approved and recommended for all ages to watch:

She has published numerous articles (as a Mental Health Columnist for the New American Times) and has been widely interviewed in newspapers, on radio shows, and television shows on various aspects of Mental Health Awareness, Her writings, and Her Filmmaking.

She has her own TV show, The Princess in Suburbia® Lifestyle TV Show  ( which has been nominated twice for the NAFCA African Oscar Award show. It is currently being aired on Comcast, Michigan and ROKU/Nashville Broadcasting Network.

Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock teaches and appeals to both Secular and Christian audiences worldwide, skillfully connecting psychiatry to emotional, spiritual, transformative intelligence. She presents mental health & social issues in practical ways mainly through her camera lens and often invites her audience to share in the stories presented at her conferences.

She speaks on diverse topics relating to Psychiatric-Mental Health, Personal Development, Writing for the Media: TV/Films

She can be heard on her women-centric radio show, Dr. Princess Fumi & Her Southern Warrior Sister-Tribe where with determination, dedication, persistence, and tenacity to change their world one woman at a time; they tear down their personal veils and reveal their most vulnerable assets… inviting other women to do same, by taking the healing journey with them.

This radio show is being aired on Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network alongside her Daily 5 Minute Success Blueprintsegment:

TV/Film. Writing Topics:


1. Breaking into Hollywood as a Film Director- Interview with an Award Winning Hollywood Film Director
2.  Following the Life of a Newspaper Publisher
3.  Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock Speaks to a Hollywood Film Industry Insider
4. Candid discussion on Nollywood (2nd largest Film Industry in the World) and Hollywood.
5. An Interview with Malik Yoba from new show Empire & Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

Her Recent TV Interview:

Topic: When Mental Illness Hits Your Home~ Real Talk with a Pastor whose brother has Schizophrenia

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  • I had the most awesome experience at The Let's Go Innovate Conference. It was truly a blessing to hear what God had for me through some of the most amazing and successful en-trepreneurs. It really allowed me to see that the fear I had of not being educated enough to began a ministry and business is truly possible. So I first want to say thank you to Dr. Fumi and Yolanda Shields two great Women of God and Life Coaches for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful conference. My first of many Business conferences to come. Thank you for your obedience and your vision. To Prophetess Precious Cooper, Gary Benz, Sherry Parfait, Kenneth Forte, Carrie Gerlach Cecil, Jenny Telwar, Jennifer McGill, and Mignon Francois. Thank you all for blessing me and sharing your testimonies, stories and successes. May God continue to bless you all.

    Laura Willettee BullocksTN. USA
  • Today I was blessed to sit under the teaching of some amazing entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders: Precious Cooper, Gary Benz, Sherry Parfait, Kenny Forte, Carrie Gerlach Cecil, Jenny Telwar, Jennifer McGill, and Mignon Francois. It was a full day of learning strategic tips and best practices on how to Take Back MY Vision. I am thankful for every speaker, but more importantly thankful to the obedience of Ms. Yolanda Shields and Princess Fumi Hancock for their obedience in hosting this conference. I know for sure that thrones and kings were birthed!! If you weren't able to make it, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS the 2014 Let's Go Innovate Conference!

    Courtney A. MitchellTN, USA
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    Carnethia Wright
  • What a privilege to be trained by one of the best I have ever experienced. LGI owners are very passionate, they work with precision and a no nonsense attitude which often yields results.

    Lola OgunUSA
  • WHAT AN AMAZING CONFERENCE! Thank you ladies for inspiring me to use my gifts and follow my dreams. Can't sleep now, so it looks like a great time to create my very first BLOG!!!(you will be so proud!) Look out world! I'm off and running - Thank you again! Bridgette Brandon—USA Working with Yolanda as my coach gave me the motivation to stay on task and focus on the career goals I had set. She is supportive and encouraging and has a true desire to see you successful.

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    Alice JenkinsCorlew, USA