Jackie Menjivar is the Manager of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America. She oversees the day-to-day operations of MHA’s youth leadership initiatives and develops content to promote youth leaders, reflect youth perspectives, and report on the evolving field of youth mental health.
Before joining MHA, she served as Content and Creative Strategist at youth-powered non-profit DoSomething.org. Throughout her career, Jackie has sought to amplify the voices and needs of young people through education, advocacy, and storytelling.
While her work has spanned across several social justice issues, mental health remains a passion—informed largely by her identity as a survivor and person living with mental illness.