Nancy Schimelpfening

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San Antonio, TX
University Of Charleston, Old Dominion University
Health, Wellness, Mental Health
  • Nancy has been a freelance writer since 1998.
  • Her work has appeared in multiple online publications, including Health Digest, Healthline, Verywell Mind, and mindbodygreen.
  • She has served as the president of Depression Sanctuary, a non-profit organization that offers free support to those suffering from depression and other mental illnesses, since 2016.


Nancy has had a lifelong interest in all things health and wellness and is passionate about sharing that with other people. After earning her master's degree in Community Health Education in 1997, she became a freelance writer and has been covering the topics she loves ever since. In 2016, she branched into the non-profit world by creating a site called Depression Sanctuary which provides free educational and peer support resources for those suffering from depression. Most recently, she began writing for Health Digest in 2022.


She earned her master's degree in Community Health Education from Old Dominion University.
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