Gabe Howard | STORY
Gabe Howard is an award-winning podcast host, author, and sought-after speaker, but he wouldn’t be any of those things today if he hadn’t been committed to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003.
Those events set him on a path of not only living with and managing these disorders, but talking about them openly, whether in front of a camera, behind a microphone, on a stage – or all three.
Over the years, he’s had countless public speaking engagements, and remains a go-to expert at conferences and in other media on matters of mental health and wellness, living with bipolar disorder, and governmental or social challenges faced by people living with mental illness. In November of 2022, Gabe had the distinct honor of speaking at Oxford University in England.
Gabe is the only person living openly with bipolar disorder who hosts a podcast for a major media company. The Inside Mental Health podcast can be found on the world’s largest health website, Healthline.com. Each week, Gabe interviews celebrities, experts, and other notables about psychology, mental illness, and mental health. His show has been honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with a Media Award and received the Wego Health Best Podcast Award. Previous guests have included Dr. Phil McGraw, Alanis Morissette, and Jennette McCurdy, among many others.
Gabe is the author of Mental Illness is an Asshole and Other Observations. He has also appeared in numerous publications, including Bipolar Magazine, WebMD, Healthline.com, and the Stanford Online Medical Journal. He’s been a guest on several podcasts, including Mental Illness Happy Hour, The One You Feed, and The Savvy Psychologist. He also appeared on all four major news networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.
Among his many awards, he is the recipient of Mental Health America’s Norman Guitry Award and received a resolution from the Governor of Ohio naming him an “Everyday Hero.”
Gabe makes his home in Central Ohio with his wife Kendall and a Miniature Schnauzer dog that he never wanted, but now can’t imagine life without.