Sophie Hurwitz headshot.
Sophie Hurwitz

Sophie Hurwitz



social determinants of health, LGBTQ+ issues, youth and education


Wellesley College


By exploring the systemic and historical issues behind mental illness, we can develop more effective strategies for collectively building a healthier world.

— Sophie Hurwitz


Sophie Hurwitz is a freelance writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. Sophie has worked as a journalist covering a variety of topics since 2017, for outlets such as the Huffington Post, the Independent, and the Nation. Most recently, Sophie was a full-time education reporter for the St. Louis American, a local weekly. Connect with Sophie on Twitter @sophiehurwitz.


Sophie holds a BA in History with a minor in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College.

About Verywell Mind

Verywell Mind, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness, and reach more than 150 million readers annually. Verywell Mind content is fact checked and reviewed by our Review Board for accuracy and integrity. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

Learn More About our Process
More From Sophie Hurwitz