Yana Jacobs – Short Bio

Transformation Through Peer Respite: Yana is the Senior Program Officer with the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. She brings 30-plus years of experience working in the mainstream public mental health system, as a passionate and fierce ally and advocate for alternatives to mainstream mental health.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.