Behind the Mind
Episode 18 with Ross Szabo (Award-Winning Mental Health Advocate)
On episode 18 of Behind the Mind, award-winning mental health advocate Ross Szabo joins the show to discuss his inspirational journey with bipolar disorder and the amazing work he does for mental health education. He currently serves as the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA and is the CEO of the Human Power Project. Ross was the Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign from 2002-2010, which helped transform the way mental health is taught in the United States. He is one of the most important people in mental health education, further evidenced by having the Didi Hirsch Removing the Stigma Leadership Award to his name, and being entered into the Congressional Record by Congressman Patrick Kennedy for his advocacy. His book, Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults, has been taught at over 70,000 grade schools and universities. He is also the author of A Kids Book About Anxiety.
It was an honor having Ross on the show, and we discussed the lifestyle habits that help us achieve emotional balance while living with bipolar disorder. I think his many insights will be valuable to all of my listeners, especially with stress and anxiety on the rise during this global pandemic. Enjoy!