GABE HOWARD is an award-winning writer, mental health activist, and sought-after speaker and educator. In 2003, he was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital. Prior to being diagnosed, Gabe suffered the effects of untreated bipolar and anxiety disorders and thought about suicide daily. Because he and his family knew nothing about mental illness, no one interceded to offer him medical care or support. In fact, his family believed his behavior to be “acting out,” and tried to punish the behavior out of him. This led to him not only getting sicker, but feeling misunderstood, unlovable, and insignificant. Like his family and society, Gabe also felt what he was going through was a personality flaw and a moral failing.
GABE HOWARD – AWARD WINNING SPEAKER
I leave audiences engaged and inspired. I have an interactive speaking style that keeps audience members focused and entertained. Engaged audiences always report higher satisfaction levels at events than bored ones do. One thing I’m not is boring.
I’m an honest, real, and approachable speaker. I love interacting with people. I talk with them, not at them. I’m intelligent, charismatic, and memorable — if I do say so myself!
REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES
If you’re looking for someone to recite definitions from a medical journal, I’m definitely not your guy! My strength as a speaker comes from sharing real life experiences about living with bipolar disorder.