Reporter

Jenna Russell

A Globe reporter since 2000, Russell covered higher education for three years and spent three years as the paper’s roving regional reporter. In 2010, she worked on a series of stories about childhood bullying that won a Dart Award, for excellence in coverage of trauma, from Columbia Journalism School.

Latest stories

Third of three parts

Desperately guarding a spark of hope

By Jenna Russell ,

Michael Bourne has decided to stick with his meds. They may save his life, but at the price of not feeling fully alive. It is a cruel calculus, for him and for many.

Third of three parts

Desperately guarding a spark of hope

By Jenna Russell , Globe Staff

Michael Bourne has decided to stick with his meds. They may save his life, but at the price of not feeling fully alive. It is a cruel calculus, for him and for many.

Second of three parts

Days of crisis, compassion, faith, and futility

By Jenna Russell , Globe Staff

There may be a more exhausting journey than that of the mentally ill, their families, and their caregivers. But for those locked in the cycle of hopes raised and dashed, it’s hard to imagine what it could be.

First of three parts

Brave and afraid and heading down the longest road

By Jenna Russell , Globe Staff

He was an ebullient boy, but at 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.