Christina joined JED in September 2018 with a background in public relations, marketing, and social media. She previously worked as an Associate Product Manager at DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark. Additionally, she’s had internships at the Walton Arts Center, Menguin, and Collective Bias. Christina grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations.
The World Health Organization defines “mental health” “as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” In using this definition, S2i recognizes that some mental health challenges reflect brain diseases that, like physical diseases, require appropriate stigma-free and patient-centered care and include both mental health and substance use disorders. Other mental health challenges stem from social conditions and marginalization and require different forms of interventions.