Em Skehill (she/they) is the Director of Public Awareness and Education at Mental Health America (MHA). She develops accessible educational resources for MHA’s awareness initiatives, including Mental Health Month, Pride Month, and youth wellbeing. Prior to this role, Em was the Manager of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, and she continues to integrate the values of lived experience and self-directed care into her work.
Em graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. Her lived mental health experience has made her a passionate advocate for stigma reduction and increased accessibility to services.