March 20, 2024

Hope Starts With Us: Episode 41

March 30 is World Bipolar Day, and NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. is chatting with speaker Gabe Howard, who hosts the podcasts “Inside Mental Health” and “Inside Bipolar,” about living a full life with bipolar disorder. Tune in to hear about Gabe’s firsthand experience living with bipolar disorder, and how he has worked to reduce mental health stigma. We’ll also touch on topics such as the evolving conversation surrounding mental health, how best to support those living with bipolar disorder and how we hold onto hope. Learn more about Gabe at

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Episode Audio:




Featured Guest:

Gabe Howard

Gabe Howard

Inside Mental Health podcast host

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.

Gabe is the author of “Mental Illness is an Asshole and Other Observations,” as well as the host of the Inside Mental Health podcast. He has also appeared in numerous publications, including Bipolar magazine, WebMD, 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. In November of 2022, Gabe had the distinct honor of speaking at Oxford University in England.

Gabe’s podcast can be found on the world’s largest health website, Each week, he 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) and Wego Health. Previous guests have included Dr. Phil McGraw, Alanis Morissette and Jennette McCurdy, among others.

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 that he never wanted, but now can’t imagine life without. Learn more at

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About the Host:

Dan Gillison

Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

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Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. is the chief executive officer of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Prior to his work at NAMI, he served as executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) in addition to several other leadership roles at various large corporations such as Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. He is passionate about making inclusive, culturally competent mental health resources available to all people, spending time with his family, and of course playing tennis.

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