Vice President at Refuat Hanefesh
Shanee Markovitz was born in Israel and grew up Southern Florida. She is currently studying at Midreshet Nishmat in Jerusalem and plans to attend the honors program at Stern College for Women in the fall of 2017. Shanee is a big proponent of destigmatizing mental health and being open about it. Her own experiences, including her mother's suicide, have led her to get involved, speak out, and make a difference. She has written popular articles on numerous sites including the Forward and is in the process of writing a book about various mental health topics. She speaks in public forums about the effect mental illness has had on her life and the wisdom she has attained from her struggles, as well as the impact mental health has on individuals and communities. She is devoted to seeing the stigma of mental illness disappear during her lifetime. She would love for you to join with her on the quest to destigmatize mental illness and support those in need. Shanee can be reached at [email protected].