Jackee Schess is a lived experience advocate and mental health researcher from New York, USA. Jackee is the Founder and CEO of Generation Mental Health, a youth-led non-profit empowering young people with lived experience of mental ill-health to be mental health advocates, researchers, and innovators. She recently completed an MA in Economics and will begin a Ph.D. in Health Policy in Fall 2023, pursuing her research interest in the social and political determinants of mental health and addiction. Jackee currently serves as a Research Assistant at Rutgers University, where she supports data analysis on mental health and substance use projects focusing on understanding disparities and achieving equity. In addition, she serves on the Lived Experience Council at Healthy Brains Global Initiative, where she co-coordinates the Communications and Advocacy workstream.