Savannah joined JED in 2019 with a background in communications, marketing, video production, and psychology. She interned at JED in the summer of 2018, worked as a Communications Fellow the following year, and is now a Digital Media and Communications Coordinator. Savannah grew up in New York City and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with B.A. in Media Studies and Psychology.
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.