Portrait of Zach Kortge

Zach Kortge

News Editorial Intern - Verywell Mind


Central Michigan University


Verywell Mind editorial intern

Works closely with the Verywell News team to edit, source, and write stories

Formerly worked as a health professional in emergency services

My goal is to share the best in understandable science news. I want people to have the tools available to tackle their own mental health concerns, or help others traverse theirs.

— Zach Kortge


Zach is an editorial intern working with the Verywell News team to produce educational mental health content for readers. He is looking forward to learning about the editorial process at an award-winning online publication.

Zach has worked as a freelance writer in the past, focusing on health and science content. He especially has an interest in new research that discovers the best practices for treating mental health issues including anxiety and depression.


Zach is a senior at Central Michigan University pursuing degrees in neuroscience and psychology. He also holds certifications as an EMT.

Verywell Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind 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 content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who are all focused on making sure our information is clear, accurate, and actually useful so you can make confident choices about your mental health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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