Addressing Police Officer Mental Health (Psych Central Podcast)

Does law enforcement need to evolve to meet the needs of our changing society? Absolutely, according to our guest, mental health advocate Gabriel Nathan. Join us for a deep look into police culture and how it damages the community as well as the officers themselves. Click on the player below to listen now! [...]

By |2020-08-25T14:47:48-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Advocacy, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addressing Police Officer Mental Health (Psych Central Podcast)

My Mental Health Advocacy Future

A couple of years ago, I attended a conference where an incredible speaker gave a five-minute speech titled, “I’m Tired.” It had a simple delivery, almost a poetic cadence, where she would point out something she had to deal with on a daily basis. Then, after a slight pause, she’d say, “I’m tired.” I don’t [...]

By |2020-08-28T09:20:47-04:00August 28th, 2020|Advocacy, Self-Care, speaking|Comments Off on My Mental Health Advocacy Future

Do All Advocates Believe Mental Illness is Real? (Not Crazy Podcast)

Is psychosis a “gift?”  Should we stop pathologizing human behavior and medicalizing mental illness ? Many anti-psychiatry advocates think so. Today we discuss the anti-psychiatry movement and debate this group’s grounds and end-game. Do they have a point or is this a dangerous pathway? Click on the player below to listen now! [...]

By |2020-07-21T16:24:58-04:00July 21st, 2020|Advocacy, Not Crazy, Podcast|Comments Off on Do All Advocates Believe Mental Illness is Real? (Not Crazy Podcast)

To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

In 2006, a 19-year-old woman struggling with drug addiction and a history of abuse came to stay in the living room of a young man, who would later post about his unforgettable 5-day experience getting to know her. As a result, the idea for the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:51:51-04:00June 4th, 2020|Advocacy, Depression, Peer Support, Suicide, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

A Psychologist Discusses Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals (Psych Central Podcast)

If you’d like to hear an insider’s perspective of psychiatric hospitals by a psychologist who’s worked there for decades — this is your podcast. Tune in to hear Gabe interview Dr. David Susman, a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years experience in a public psychiatric hospital. Gabe asks Dr. Susman all of [...]

By |2020-04-18T15:50:19-04:00April 16th, 2020|Advocacy, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Psychologist Discusses Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals (Psych Central Podcast)

Mental Illness is an Asshole – And Other Observations

GET A SIGNED COPY OF GABE'S FIRST BOOK! Mental Illness is an Asshole - And Other Observations PRE-SALE: Mental Illness is an Asshole is Gabe Howard's first collection of articles about living with mental illness. All the articles date from 2014 through 2018 and include his observations on reaching recovery, stigma, and living well in spite of [...]

By |2018-11-23T13:31:28-05:00November 23rd, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Shop|1 Comment

A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And An Open Mic

For those of you who have been following Schizophrenic.NYC, you might know that the founder, Michelle Hammer has a Podcast with Gabe Howard called A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And A Podcast. This year at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago, Michelle and Gabe did some witty banter and fun on stage for open mic! Watch the video below! [...]

By |2018-07-19T12:52:16-04:00July 19th, 2018|Advocacy, speaking|Comments Off on A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And An Open Mic

Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

 Talk Back: What suggestions can you share to help a reluctant person see a therapist? What techniques have worked on others or worked on you? There are no wrong answers and please read the comments to look for inspiration. Thank you, Gabe “Loved One Therapy” Video Transcript I get asked a lot how people can talk their [...]

By |2018-03-05T23:35:57-05:00March 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Caregiving, Mental Illness, Peer Support|Comments Off on Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

Video: Is My Entire Identity Being a Mental Illness Advocate?

Talkback To Gabe Howard & Psych Central: Using the comments below, talk about a time when you had to explain that, while you live with or advocate for mental illness, it’s not all you are. Share how you educated the listener to the differences and helped bridge the gap between the misunderstanding and truth. ‘Mental [...]

By |2018-02-26T23:44:20-05:00February 26th, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Illness|Comments Off on Video: Is My Entire Identity Being a Mental Illness Advocate?

I Don’t Look Sick

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. Much of the feedback [...]

By |2018-01-04T14:00:39-05:00January 4th, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Illness|Comments Off on I Don’t Look Sick