Suicide and Comedy: Good or Bad? (Not Crazy Podcast)

Is it ever OK to joke about depression or suicide? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, mental health comedian Frank King shares his own struggles with mental illness and how it led him to focus on dark humor. Click on the player below to listen now! […]

By |2020-06-06T22:50:26-04:00June 16th, 2020|Depression, Not Crazy, Suicide, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Suicide and Comedy: Good or Bad? (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)

The “Day-to-Day” Life Before Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

The internet is filled with articles about living with bipolar disorder. There are scientific articles written by medical professionals, but the most common examples are the “lived experience” articles, written by people living with the disorder — people like me. The lived experience articles typically cover two viewpoints: After diagnosis, but before recovery. These are written by people who [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:57:20-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|2 Comments

How Is Depression Physically Painful? (Video)

In this video, Gabe Howard answers the question “is depression physically painful?” He also invites you to share your thoughts in the comments section below. General Transcript “Is Depression Physically Painful?” Video My name is Gabe Howard and I’m here today to talk about the physical symptoms of depression. People are surprised to learn – and in fairness, I often [...]

By |2017-10-05T10:27:36-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Advocacy, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Comments Off on How Is Depression Physically Painful? (Video)

Bullied, From Childhood to Twenty Five Years Later

My name is Gabe Howard and I’m forty years old. I’m outgoing and charismatic, and I make my living as a writer and speaker. Despite a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, my adult life is stable and I’m content. When it comes to my childhood, many things stand out, but — even all these years later — the biggest defining event [...]

By |2017-09-14T04:59:39-04:00September 7th, 2017|Depression, Mental Illness, Relationships, Suicide|Comments Off on Bullied, From Childhood to Twenty Five Years Later

Coping With Suicide As A Parent: “We Did Everything Right”

A few weeks ago, I gave a speech at a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) fundraising dinner. The event was designed to give different perspectives on the challenges our society faces related to mental illness and suicide. I was there to speak about living with bipolar disorder. Additionally, there were a couple family members, [...]

By |2017-07-21T00:44:30-04:00July 21st, 2017|Advocacy, Family, Mental Illness, Suicide|Comments Off on Coping With Suicide As A Parent: “We Did Everything Right”

Is Your Teen Threatening Suicide in a Manipulative Way?

Teenagers have a tendency to be dramatic — and that includes throwing the word suicide around. Many of us don’t like to admit it, but we were dramatic at that age, too, at least to some extent. Now that we’re parents (or other relatives, mentors, caregivers, or friends) to a teenager, the [...]

By |2017-05-11T16:35:55-04:00May 11th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiving, Family, Suicide|Comments Off on Is Your Teen Threatening Suicide in a Manipulative Way?

Let’s Teach Suicide Prevention Everywhere

Do you ever wonder what you would do if your house caught on fire?  Do you see yourself rounding up the children, pets, and photo albums and hustling out the front door?  Maybe grab a cell phone to call the fire department and then wait for help to arrive on the front [...]

By |2017-03-01T18:07:24-05:00March 1st, 2017|Suicide|Comments Off on Let’s Teach Suicide Prevention Everywhere