The Stigma Attached To Bi-polar Disorder And Mental Illness As A Whole

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 the stigma attached to bi-polar disorder and mental illness as a whole. She also talks about how she dealt with her own biases against mental illness through volunteer work and writing.



Transcription

Health Professional Radio

Neal Howard: Hello. You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. Our guest in the studio today is Linda Naomi Katz. Linda is the author of Surviving Mental Illness, her personal story and journey, her struggles and recovery with bipolar disorder.” How are you doing today, Linda?

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