Many employees won’t speak up about their own bipolar issues. They don’t want to acknowledge they have a problem. They are afraid of repercussions if they do. It’s easier to hide.
Meanwhile, employers don’t know how to communicate with them. They want to address the topic respectfully, but they don’t know what language to use. They are afraid to say the wrong thing.
I’ve gained a lifetime of wisdom on this complex subject—and I’ve distilled those truths into concrete, meaningful lessons. These apply in the home, the workplace, and in the public forum. I’m available to travel to your location to heighten awareness of mental health as a keynote speaker for large or small groups.
Contact Me to Discuss These:
- Acceptance of Those with Mental Health Issues
- Transforming the Way We Speak about Mental Health
- Your Place in the Changing Landscape of Bipolar Disease
Who We Serve
Anyone who struggles with mental illness as well as the people who love them.
Do you struggle with your own mental health issues?
Being overwhelmed is common to those who suffer from bipolar disease. So are broken relationships, vast mood swings, up-and-down cycles with treatment, anxiety over future episodes.
You are not alone with these feelings, but you don’t have to be imprisoned by them. There are things you can do.
Knowing your triggers, getting the right mix of medications, finding words that communicate what you are feeling, building supportive relationships … these can make all the difference in how you manage your particular version of the disease. You can be productive—even successful—with Bipolar Disorder.
Do you support a loved one with bipolar disease?
You know what a challenge it can be to have a friend or family member with mental health issues.
You want to be supportive, but you don’t always know how.
You want to ask them how they feel, but you don’t know the right words to use.
You love them, but it’s not easy. Your loved one counts on your support. There are ways to bridge the gap of understanding that divide you. You don’t need to reinvent any new methods. They already exist.
Are you in a position to influence how a large group views mental health?
Are you head of an organization, CEO, hiring professional, or trainer? If you work with individuals or groups, you are in a position to affect the culture surrounding how they view mental health.
Support from friends, family, and coworkers can make all the difference in how those struggling with issues see themselves. They can be shunned or they can be brought into the circle. They can be encouraged to keep up with their healthy regimen.
As an educator, I share tips to empower others with the knowledge and skills to make them advocates for this issue. You can make a difference. It’s your responsibility.
Join the movement to create community surrounding bipolar disease.
Every day another individual gets the diagnosis that makes it all make sense. How will the world treat them now?
More and more, we are learning to use healthy language and behavior in case of mental illness. We are willing to show we care. We find ways to express our concern on one hand, and our acceptance on the other.
No one needs to suffer alone.
I invite you to join the movement to build a society where no one is ostracized because of their mental health. People should be seen for who they are. Their contributions should be valued. Each of us makes a difference. It’s up to you.