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In this "tell-all" webinar, Gabe discusses his decision to be completely open and honest about everything he has gone through, including his decision to live openly. While some applaud his honesty, others question his decision to live so publicly.
When I got into advocacy work, public speaking, and blogging, I knew there would be people who disagreed with me and even disliked me altogether. I am familiar with pop culture references to “haters” and I know the comment section can be a difficult place to get opinions about my work.
In my role as a mental illness speaker and blogger, I receive a lot of comments and questions. The one item that stands out is that there is a lot of confusion over what bipolar disorder is and what it isn’t.
Gabe Howard is a leadership and motivational speaker, mental illness blogger and writer, as well as a person living with mental illness. Over ten years ago, Gabe was diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Later, he would be terminated from his job with a Fortune 100 company, giving him firsthand experience of discrimination against the mentally ill.