“I’m fine!” “I’m not the crazy one—you are!” “I don’t need help!” Too often, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment turns into a stalemate with long-lasting hard feelings, and no one gets the help they need or deserve. How to circumvent a standoff? Enter mental health advocate Gabe Howard. 

Gabe is an award-winning writer, speaker, and mental health advocate who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. Gabe is the host of the award-winning podcast, The Psych Central Show, as well as co-host of another podcast, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast—it’s pretty easy to guess what that one’s about. You can find them both wherever you like to get your podcasts. You can find his online home at gabehoward.com and he makes his actual home in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and mini-schnauzer.

In conversation with Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, Gabe draws from his personal experience and his years as a mental health advocate to offer what really works in helping a family member accept and maintain mental health treatment. 

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