Wendy Wisner

Wendy Wisner

Freelance Journalist


Health, Mental Health, Parenting, and Education


Hunter College


Wendy Wisner is a health and parenting writer, lactation consultant (IBCLC), and mom to two awesome sons. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, VICE, Family Circle, Parenting Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been quoted as an expert in The New York Times, Romper, and Healthline. She’s a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, yet many of us put our mental and emotional wellness on the back burner. Taking steps to care for your mental health can be as basic as meditating for five minutes a day, or unplugging from social media at a certain hour each night. Simply acknowledging that there is a need--and deciding to make your mental health a priority--will do you a world of good.

— Wendy Wisner


In her work, Wendy strives to create a space where subjects like mental health, parenting challenges, and general health and wellness, can be discussed openly and compassionately. She has written about mental health for places like Talkspace, Hartford Insurance, VICE, Scary Mommy, SheKnows, and Your Teen Magazine.


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