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