When she was eight years old, Jenna’s father passed away. The effects of this trauma on her young life took a toll. She was diagnosed with anxiety, something she could not comprehend at the tender age of eight.
Beginning in elementary school, and continuing through middle school and high school, she developed negative coping skills. One of the most powerful was perfectionism; however, she only strived to look good for other people and never saw her own worth.
When Jenna started college, she and her best friend made a promise to seek treatment for their diagnoses of anxiety and depression. She faced a series of traumatic events throughout her college experience, and through her commitment to treatment and ongoing therapy, she not only survived but eventually thrived. She is now a mental health advocate, enlightening others and ending the stigma about mental health issues.
Jenna is based in Boston, MA. Speaking engagements beyond 120 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.
Read what organizations have to say about Jenna:
“This is the first time Jenna has visited our district and we would welcome her back anytime! Her story and creation of the Amazing campaign are incredibly inspiring and we are honored to spread the word to our school community. Thank you!” Ipswich Middle/High School (MA)
“Jenna’s talk was honest, brave, and empowering. Our students were deeply engaged and connected to Jenna throughout her shared experiences. We are grateful for her ability to encourage conversation and awareness about mental health on our campus. Thank you so much!” Fisher College (MA)