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Linda N. Baron-Katz - Peer Mental Health Advisor

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In her new book, SURVIVING MENTAL ILLNESS, MY STORY, Linda describes the heartbreaks and challenges that she had to cope with in dealing with a mental illness, like bipolar disorder, and how she achieved recovery by overcoming major obstacles in her life.Linda has learned that recovery from mental illness is not a means to an end but a new beginning in one's life.Her new book, Surviving Mental Illness: My Story, defines what mental illness is, its mood disorders and treatments, and the resources and mental health agencies that a person with mental illness can go to for help.  Linda speaks straight from her heart about how she overcame major problems that were hard for her to write or talk about  She also hopes that listeners will learn to judge people with mental illness differently and remove some of the stigma and labels about mental illness. People with mental illness can do many productive activities such as going back to school or work, build an effective relationship, educate others about mental illness, etc.Linda's book, Surviving Mental Illness, My Story.The many manic episodes that Linda has had with bipolar disorder.Experiences that Linda has faced which tested her mental health again and again: Death of her beloved parents.Infertility-how she came to terms with it.Finding the right kind of employment.Looking for someone in her culture to marry that would understand and accept her mental illness.How Linda educated others with mental illness as a peer. Eliminating the fear of stigma that exists with mental illness.Peer Group Leader for Jewish Adults with Mental Illness.Linda's own personal experiences with mental illness.

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