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Sarah Bence

Health Writer

Expertise

Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Celiac Disease, Endometriosis

Education

University of Plymouth, Kenyon College

Highlights

 

My goal is to share relatable health content with people living with a variety of health conditions. As an occupational therapist, I take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which includes acknowledging the social, environmental, socioeconomic, and occupational factors that contribute to our experience.

— Sarah Bence

Experience

Sarah is a registered occupational therapist, licensed to practice in the state of Michigan. She has work experience in a range of mental health settings, including community mental health services and memory care.

As an occupational therapist, she has an interest in occupational justice, and the health impacts of engaging in meaningful occupations. She received the Catherine Mounter Award in Occupational Science for her research on the health and wellbeing benefits of amateur choir singing.

As a freelance writer, Sarah's work has appeared in a variety of mainstream publications, including Healthline, Business Insider, SELF Magazine Health, and more.

Sarah is also a patient advocate, being diagnosed with both celiac disease and endometriosis. She runs the travel blog Endless Distances, which shares tips for celiac safe, gluten free travel.

Education

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in english and creative writing from Kenyon College, and a Master of Science in occupational therapy from University of Plymouth.

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