7 Tips For Mental Health Advocates

October 9, 2014 3:59 PM

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7 Tips For Mental Health Advocates

I started speaking about my experiences with bipolar disorder with anger control problems and psychotic features when I was 17. At that time, I knew almost every other advocate in the country. There weren't many of us. Now there are thousands. There's been an extraordinary leap in mental health advocacy over the last 19 years.

I've trained a lot of speakers with Active Minds, Minding Your Mind and the Born This Way Foundation. I've also worked with hundreds of advocates at other events. In honor of mental health awareness week I wanted to offer some tips to help advocates maintain their mental health as they do this impor...

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