I have lived with and around mental illness all my life. As a certified mental-health counselor (ACMHC), I'm a member of CSI Upsilon Psi Upsilon (honor society for counseling professionals and students). I advocate for mental health through books, videos, audio recordings, and speaking engagements.
You've heard of "music videos." I do "poetry videos" on mental health topics like this one about learning to control bipolar's manic urges for ever higher highs.
Speaking engagements, talking about overcoming mental illness.
Here are some videos for you to use alongside my books.
Other Mental Health Videos
These videos are meant to bring you humor, help, hope, and healing.
Part 1 of "REACH" a Melody of Mental Health. It features one of China's top guitarists: Kerman.
Above I explain A Monkey on Ken's Back, and share ideas how to use the book to talk about mental health with children.
This video shows 10 helpful and hurtful things people have said to me regarding mental illness.
Click the links below for more videos.
Mental Health Articles
When friends and family ask about mental illness, I often write a response...
Dating Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Thanks for asking me about what to know when dating a man with bipolar disorder. Here are some things I would watch for:
- Does he act on symptoms, or is he able to identify them--without them taking control?
- If he is on medication, does he understand its importance and...
Click to read the entire response.
Click below to hear the book for free.
Bipolar Disorder in Truth
Click to hear the whole book for free.
Click below to hear Andy on the KSL Radio, Dr. Matthew Townsend show.
Below: Mental Health Fireside in
Star Valley Wyoming.