Ethan joined JED in October 2018. Most recently, Ethan held positions in residence life and student conduct at Drexel University and Lehigh University. His experience includes collateral assignments in gender violence education and support, equal opportunity compliance, health prevention strategies, student life curriculum, and restorative practices. Ethan grew up in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia and completed his B.A. in History at King University (TN) and a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Old Dominion University (VA).
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.