Gabe Howard is a professional speaker, writer, and activist living with severe bipolar and anxiety disorders. Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on mental illness. Society often sees people living with mental illness at their worst and he works to add a more balanced view.
Gabe Howard is the recipient of the 2014 Norman Guitry Award, given by Mental Health America to the person who shows exceptional leadership in promoting mental illness awareness and prevention in the community.
He was a 2014 Mental Health Hero, designated by PsychCentral.com. He has received a Best of the Web – Blog award, and also placed second in HealthCentral’s LiveBold competition, a national contest awarding the top three people who “live bold” in spite of any health challenge.
About Gabe Howard & Don’t Call Me Crazy
Don’t Call Me Crazy is not just a blog. Gabe works with people all over the country as a speaker and writer and captures those experiences, as well as his own, to create something that is part social commentary, part Q&A, and always a real and unapologetic look at what daily life is like from the perspective of a person living with mental illness.
Gabe is also the creator of the official bipolar T-Shirt (pictured below) designed to raise awareness about living with bipolar disorder (and other mental illnesses). 100% of the proceeds go to keeping the lights on. So, get your bipolar shirt, put it on, and take a selfie — Gabe will post it all over his Facebook, Twitter, and other social media streams. (If you want!) Click here to get yours now.