Jessie Roth

Jessie Roth (she/her) is a writer, activist, and organizer with a decade of experience at the intersections of mental health and social justice. She is the Director and a longtime member of the Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA), where she has led the development of education, community building, and movement building projects that bridge the perspectives of survivors, peers, practitioners, family members, and artists. Inspired by a mix of personal and family experiences, Jessie’s work is focused on the healing power of storytelling and the importance of cross-movement organizing for mental health liberation. Her writing has been published in the book We've Been Too Patient: An Anthology of Voices from Radical Mental Health, the Intima Journal of Narrative Medicine, and the Village Voice.