Thursdays with NAMI: Mark Simon discusses the intersection of bipolar disorder, Latino, and LGBTQ+ identities

7 p.m. June 23, 2022

Join us to hear Mark Simon’s story as a gay Latino living with bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He faced severe challenges in high school and in college, but he overcome his disability with intervention from key supporters and organizations. Now in recovery, Mark shares his experiences with successfully navigating mental health in the workplace and advocating for appropriate accommodations. With his story of resiliency, he aims to raise awareness by breaking down the stigma that exists in all facets of the community. Today he has a passion for helping people see that mental illnesses are treatable, and recovery is possible.

Mark is a mental health advocate, educator, and storyteller. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and had a successful 8-year corporate finance career before making a change and moving into mental health in 2020. He worked for Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio as a Statewide Mental Health First Aid Program Coordinator and Instructor. He is also the Founder of Mark Simon Says, a mental health speaking and consulting enterprise with a focus on businesses, educators and non-profits. Mark is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests center around mental health in young adults and in the workplace. He was recently recognized with the Lucy S. Morgan Fellowship.

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