Trigger warning: depression, mention of suicide cause.
Guest Susan Johnson shares her story of being diagnosed and living with bipolar disorder. After sharing the struggles she has and continues to overcome, she reflects on how she continues to thrive despite battling a mental illness: faith, support, and help from trusted professionals.
Susan has written a memoir, "Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping: A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey," and was featured as a TEDx speaker: "Having a Mental Illness is Not A Death Sentence."
Susan was awarded the Best Blogger Award by Healthline.com in 2017.
Mentioned in today's episode:
NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness)
If you or a loved one is in need of immediate psychiatric assistance, please call the 24/7 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
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Susan Johnson is author of “Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey.” She is an inspirational speaker and has given a TEDX “Having A Mental Illness Is Not A Death Sentence.” She graduated from Drake University with a BA in Sociology. She is a blogger for Bp Hope magazine. Susan currently works with special education students with learning disabilities in an elementary school. She lives in fabulous Las Vegas with her amazing husband and bossy Siberian cat.