Growing Up With Mental Illness And How Undiagnosed Mental Illness Affects Your Life

Linda Naomi Katz
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Linda Naomi Katz
Guest Bio: Linda Naomi Katz born on March 21, 1969. After she graduated college, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but worked hard to achieve recovery. As part of her recovery from mental illness, Linda became a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and published articles about her life in New York City Voices, a newspaper for people with mental illness to share their personal recovery stories. Linda is happily married, an author who has published a book titled Surviving Mental Illness, My Story which won a Silver Medal Award by Readers Favorite for best non-fiction/autobiography and came in First Place and won the Life Journeys Award for best memoir/biography from Readers Views. Through this book she describes all of her challenges that she dealt with while having a mental illness and how she found her way back towards establishing a wellness by staying mentally and physically strong.

Segment Overview
Linda Katz discusses how she grew up with mental illness in her family life and how undiagnosed bi-polar disorder affected her early adulthood.



Transcription

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Neal Howard: Hello. You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host, Neal Howard. Our guest in studio this morning is Linda Naomi Katz. Linda is the author of Surviving Mental Illness. It’s a book in which she tells her story and her triumphs over mental illness and bipolar disease in particular. How are you doing today, Linda?

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