Serena Menken

Serena Menken writes books and articles that capture the unique moments of gut-wrenching pain and heartfelt joy experienced by parents of teens with mental health concerns. She counts each day of her three decades of recovery from bulimia as a gift.  However, nurturing her oldest daughter through a similar disorder proved to be even more challenging and ultimately rewarding. You can read more of her reflections on parenting at and learn about her upcoming book at When she’s not writing, Serena works full-time as a nonprofit leader, enjoys her three teenage children, and bikes through forest preserves with her husband.

Contributions by Serena Menken