Jenny is the founder and executive director of Growing Out Of Darkness (GOOD), author of Growing Through Grief, and host of GOOD chats. In addition to healing after losing her dad to suicide, Jenny used acupuncture to heal from postpartum depression and suicidal ideation. She has also spent the last two years trying to better understand and seek appropriate treatment for her teenage daughter’s mental health struggles. For over twenty years Jenny has devoted herself to understanding suicide, exploring various modes of healing, and promoting wellness.
Recognizing that simply speaking about mental health disorders and suicide more frequently will not end the stigma nor the rate of occurrence, Jenny is focused on improving the way we speak and think about every aspect of mental health. Her goal is to help individuals understand that while no one chooses to have mental health struggles, there are things we can do to support our mental health function and give ourselves the best chance at living a life we love.