Thursdays with NAMI -September 30, 2021-7pm
Amy Gamble is an Olympian, a former NCAA Division I athlete, an author, and marketing/sales standout for Fortune 500 companies. Her latest book, “Bipolar Disorder, My Biggest Competitor: An Olympian’s Journey with Mental Illness,” tells her story.
Amy played handball with Team USA at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Before that she was top ranked in basketball, playing for the University of Tennessee and the University of Arizona before trying out for the National Handball Team.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999, she refused to hear it. How could an Olympic athlete have a mental illness? It seemed impossible, and the shame hit her hard. Over time she came to terms with a new chapter in life and began telling her story. In 2018 she won the Voice Award from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all. Join us via Facebook Live or click here to register to participate via Zoom and to view the schedule for future sessions