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You are not alone.
You are not crazy.
Everyone is on a journey to mental wellness. The social stigma around mental health is disempowering to your friends, your families, your co-workers and maybe even you. Yet, every one of us is somewhere on this journey together. This site is about raising awareness, compassion and understanding for the 792 million people who are currently living with a mental health diagnosis.
Global statistics on mental health provided by Our World in Data
Mental health is the leading cause of disability in the world
46 million people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder
264 million people have been diagnosed with depression
284 million people have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder
Removing the stigma around mental health diagnoses and providing safe spaces for conversations around how we are REALLY feeling is necessary and will save lives during the global pandemic.
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What is The Bipolar Executive? Who is it For?
The Bipolar Executive is a website, blog and podcast dedicated to raising awareness of mental wellness in the workplace and in our communities. My mission is to help remove the social stigma around mental health diagnoses and provide tips, tools and strategies that are working for me on my journey to wellness. The Bipolar Executive is specifically designed for corporate leaders and team members who want to join me on the journey to mental wellness as individuals and as organizations.
Why am I doing this?
Help raise awareness of mental wellness in the workplace
Almost every company has a team member who may be silently suffering. I want to help that end and create safe spaces for conversations about the truth of how we are actually FEELING during this global pandemic.
Help remove the social stigma around mental health
Social stigma kept me from accepting my diagnosis and getting treatment. That could have cost me my life, my children and my career. Navigating mental wellness is challenging enough without other people’s judgements forcing us to hide in shame.
Help those affected learn how to love our WHOLE selves
It’s time to end the stigma. And accept our whole selves. For the last few years, I’ve stood in front of my mirror recording my reflection. First, for personal growth and later for helping others who shared that the content was supportive on their journeys. These recordings are an example of being authentically raw and real in the face of emotion. I was recording while burning my life to the ground, experiencing suicidal depression, near homelessness and eventually finding my way back to solid ground.
Help with tips, tools and strategies for navigating life
My life is an experiment in human design. I believe we all have the ability to live into our FULL potential, even with a mental health diagnosis. I’ve run thousands of experiments in human optimization and longevity. I will openly share what is working, what would make it even better and what I’ll be throwing out with the trash.
My name is Nichole Kelly. I’m a corporate executive, published author, columnist, professional speaker, podcaster, and mother to 4 incredible children. And, I also have Bipolar Disorder. For decades my mental health has been weaponized against me through the use of intense gas lighting that left me terrified to seek treatment for fear of losing my children and my career. I’ve decided to step in front of my diagnosis and share my journey in the hopes that my story will help others who are on their own journey to mental wellness.
“Nichole has a gift for turning learning into a fun and actionable experience your audience will rave about.”
“If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker who combines passion and purpose, then stop your search and get Nichole Kelly on your stage.”
“Nichole suffers no fools & takes no prisoners. Want a speaker that will send a jolt through your audience? Get Nichole on your stage.”
“When I is replaced by WE, even illness becomes wellness”
Everyone deserves the opportunity to love themselves and feel accepted inside their community and at work for who they are. As we all learn how to accept each other in society, it is important to raise the level of awareness about mental health in our communities. I believe in a world where we can all celebrate our journey to mental wellness and share tools, tips and resources along the way. And when we struggle we are met with open arms and open hearts. For those of us who are leaders in our communities and companies this is critical. We set the example that others will follow. Allow our example to be authentic, full of unconditional acceptance and empowerment. My mental health diagnosis was a starting point in my journey.
But it will not be the end of my story;