Gali Health Hosts IBD and Mental Health Round-Table Discussion With Patient Advocates

In an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues that can affect people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Gali Health hosted a round-table discussion featuring five IBD advocates that was broadcast live on social media. Moderator Jackie Zimmerman asked the participants about the impact their chronic illness has had on their mental health and their advice for coping with these challenges. The conversation touched upon work and IBD, disability, self-identification, depression, anxiety and other critical issues that affect the daily lives of people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Catch the replay here and follow the advocacy work of all six participants on Instagram: Sara Asher (@chronicallysarauc), Shawn Bethea (@heyshawnnn_), Mary Horsley (@ItCouldBeWorseBlog@MaryWithTheGreenHair), Angela Cohen (@ange_lee_me), Joe Hinksman ( and Jackie Zimmerman (@jackiezimm and @queenofgsd).