Mental Illness: Beyond Borders
“Funny, engaging and such a unique way to tackle such a difficult issue!” – O. M. , participant the Mental Health America conference
“Fantastic! This was so eye-opening! Thank you!” – L. S., participant at the Mental Health America conference
“Best of the conference!” – J. P., participant at the Mental Health America conference
About Jennifer and Stefanie
Jennifer Cihi got her start as a child when she toured in the national tour Annie of Annie. She continued on to star in the Nickelodeon show, Roundhouse, and most notably, is the singing voice for the iconic character, Sailor Moon. Jennifer has personal and professional experience with mental illness and is involved in her local NAMI and DBSA chapters. As a public figure, Jennifer is able to bring awareness to mental health issues. Now living in Nashville, she is flown all over appearing as a celebrity guest at Comic Cons, where she uses that as a platform to encourage dialogue about these important issues.
Stefanie DeLeo, a published playwright, received her MA from New York University in Educational Theatre/Theatre for Social Change. She studied how theatre can be used as a tool to foster socially conscious dialogue. In 2007, Stefanie spent two and a half years years in South Africa with the Peace Corps, where she implemented theatre programs to encourage communities to engage with difficult topics. She’s currently teaching 12th grade English in Nashville. Prior to that, she taught at a school in NYC for gifted kids with a mental illness. Stefanie is flown all over appearing as a guest at Comic Cons to help educate and encourage young writers.