Gabe Howard

Gabe Howard, Patient Expert

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer, activist, and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. Gabe runs an online Facebook community, The Positive Depression/Bipolar Happy Place, and invites you to join. Learn how Gabe is creating significant change for everyone affected by bipolar disorder. Find out more about Gabe on his website, GabeHoward.com.

Is the Word 'Crazy' Stigmatizing the Mentally Ill?

Credit: Thinkstock In my role as a mental health advocate, I seldom have the opportunity to comment on current events. Without a specific mental health tie-in, it would just muddy the waters. No one reads what I’m writing to find out what kind of mus...
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Three Big Mistakes For Someone With Social Anxiety

Credit: Thinkstock Human interactions are filled with potential pitfalls for everyone. A person doesn’t need to have social anxiety or depression to find it difficult to connect with others. We can’t read each other’s minds, we fear rejection, or we ...
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Have Social Anxiety? Four Sure-Fire Conversation Starters

Credit: Thinkstock In our daily lives, we are required to interact with other people for many different reasons. Even ordering a hamburger at a fast food place requires social interaction – ideally, a positive one. Having social anxiety, however, mak...
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Living Bold With Bipolar

Here is my story on how I went from being a bipolar and anxiety disorder patient to a mental health activist.
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