Overcoming Mental Illness

The odds are against us often, but that is not a reason to give up hope. Please keep pressing on and fighting hard!

Shedding Light on Mental Health

Struggle. Persevere. Hope. Challenge. Devastation. Depression. Mania. Psychosis. Belief. Move forward. Let go of the past. Focus on the small steps that move you forward on your path.

A year ago I was ask to share my story at a NAMI candlelight vigil service. Prior to that I had publicly acknowledged my struggle with bipolar disorder, but had never spoke about it in a public forum.

In the past I had spoken frequently in my profession and also for the U.S. Olympic team. But speaking about my personal challenges was an entirely new ballgame. It really challenged me to dig down and put into words a little bit about my journey.

The best part I found was how healing it could be. A few months later I was asked to join the local NAMI Board of Directors. At our first meeting they ask me to work on Community Outreach and…

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