In this episode, we are joined by Steve Gilbert, who describes himself as a Serious Mental Illness Live Experience Consultant. Steve speaks candidly about his challenges with mental illness, both past and present. Steve dispels some of the myths around bi-polar disorder and sheds light on what it’s like to live with mental illness. He explains how he deals with it day to day and how others can help those who also suffer. After a friend saved his life in 2008 by preventing his planned suicide, Steve continued to make attempts on his own life before being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder aged 26. He charts his recovery from this point up to the present day with a realness and bravery that has already earned him enormous respect in important circles. A regular spokesperson and tireless campaigner for mental health, Steve talks about the excitement of chairing a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street as well as sharing tips on how people can help their own doctor to help them. This episode gives air time to subjects not talked about enough in our society. For this reason and many more, this deeply personal podcast is well worth a listen.

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