I am an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis having been trained at University of Pennsylvania (B.A. and M.S. in Anthropology), Yale School of Medicine (M.D), and Stanford (adult psychiatry). I am particularly interested in physician mental health, college mental health, gender equity, medical education, suicide prevention, and the overlap between popular media, stigma, and psychiatry. I entered psychiatry because of a love of patient stories and regularly think about the narrative, shared, and patient experience. I teach medical and psychiatry trainees, do research, share my perspectives with colleagues at major academic medical centers and annual meetings, and have had my work published in high-impact medical journals. I also believe strongly in educating the public and doing advocacy through the popular press as a core role as a physician. As such, I am interviewed in and speak regularly with the media about all things mental health and my writing has been featured in, among others, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, Self, InStyle, and the HuffPost. I was also named one of Medscape’s top 20 physician influencers on social media in 2019 mainly for my twitter account (@drjessigold), where you can find me doing what I will do here: advocating for patients and families, talking about important and relevant mental health topics, destigmatizing and normalizing conversation about mental health, and discussing media portrayals of mental illness as they come up.