Jess is a hearing itinerant teacher for Deaf and hard of hearing students, as well as an equity leader for her school. In her spare time, she raises her two young children and furry baby with her husband Jim while also working as an advocate for Perinatal mental health, specifically for postpartum psychosis, as a member of the postpartum psychosis taskforce and support group leader for Postpartum Support International (PSI). She serves as deaf community coordinator for PSI, as well. She is forever grateful to her family and friends, and to PSI and fellow postpartum psychosis survivors (what feels like a second family to her) for helping her get through all of this. She will continue to fight for change in no longer stigmatizing perinatal mental health and see that the laws and medical treatment that approach women with postpartum psychosis are equitable.
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