Hi, and Welcome to Jenna-Kahn.com!

About Me

My name is Jenna Kahn, and I have been blogging for almost ten years on a variety of different platforms. I started writing angsty poetry, migrated to documenting my daily outfits, and finally moved on to blogging about mental health. During my junior year of college, I discovered my passion for the literary arts.

My Mental Health

During my senior year of high school, I was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder (I) and obsessive compulsive disorder. Inspired by my week-long in-patient hospital stay, I decided to transform my fashion blog into a mental health blog. That’s really when my online journey began. Be sure to check out my best mental health blog posts. I have dealt with self-injury, psychotic episodes, and suicidal ideation as well. It is my hope that I can reduce the stigma surrounding these topics.

My Newsletter

Because I was struggling to connect with my blog in a meaningful way, I switched to a newsletter format through TinyLetter for a few weeks. Sunflowers and Lemonade was my weekly-ish newsletter where I wrote about a topic and then gave an update on the media I was consuming. Don’t worry about missing the party – you can view the Letter Archive here.

Now I’m back on my blog, digging in to mental-health-related topics that inspire me.

My Professional Life

Besides blogging, I have experience writing professionally about mental health. You are also welcome to look at my résumé highlights. Last year, I managed Grub Street‘s online presence. This past summer, I interned for American Short Fiction. While learning all about marketing a literary magazine, I also wrote a piece called “Things American: Treatment vs Healing.” It was featured prominently on the ASF website as well as on LitHub. I am currently interning for Prodigal Literary Journal.

Mental Health Resources

Active Minds was my first encounter with mental health advocacy when I got to Towson University. Their websites offers opportunities to get involved as well as general information about mental health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness provides an abundance of information on specific mental illnesses, ways to get involved, and different support/educational services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is my favorite resource to share. If you are in crisis, do not hesitate to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is no shame in calling a hotline to get help.

Social Media

I am (mostly) active on social media, so let’s connect! I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

If you are member of mental health community in any capacity (either living with mental illness or loving someone who does), you are welcome to join the Best Lemonade Club Facebook group.

Thanks for reading, and if you want to get in touch, head over to the Contact Me & Sponsor Info page. I do my best to answer all emails within a couple of days.

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