Hi and welcome to my blog “Shedding Light on Mental Illness.” My name is Amy Gamble and I started this blog to join the dialogue on mental illness. My hope is to share information and personal stories so I can connect with other people who live with mental illness or want to know what it’s like to live with it.
I feel like I searched the Internet, the library and the book stores trying to find some small bit of information that could inspire me or simply make me feel better about living with a mental illness and specifically Bipolar Disorder. When I realized there was such a need to talk about mental illness I decided to start blogging.
I write about topics related to mental illness and my own struggles with bipolar disorder. I don’t sugar coat much of anything, I just write from my heart.
A little bit about me:
I am a former Olympic Athlete who worked in the business world for nearly 20 years. I have a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. I have an undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Arizona. I’ve traveled extensively for business and pleasure visiting almost all the U.S. states and 25 countries around the world.
I love dogs and recently adopted a new doggie named Brownie! I also have one cat named Mr. Kitty. He’s a black and white cat I rescued somewhere in Missouri.
I live in recovery from Bipolar Disorder but I still have to manage it. I learned how to manage it so it doesn’t manage me. I decided a while ago to take back control of my life and the only way I was going to do that was to have a good treatment team of professionals, the right medications and a solid support system. (WOW! Sounds so easy.) But the reason I am here blogging is because it’s really difficult and I hope by sharing I can make it a little bit easier for someone else.
I recently started blogging for the International Bipolar Foundation. You can read the blog here International Bipolar Foundation Blog Link
If you would like to contact me personally you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to connecting with you.