Gabe Howard Talks About What It’s Like to Work with Bipolar and Be Fired Due to Bipolar Disorder

Snap Out of It! The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy

Jun 3 2022 • 51 mins

Snap Out of It! is pleased to speak with award-winning podcaster and mental health advocate Gabe Howard. Gabe has lived with bipolar and anxiety disorders since 2003. Gabe has a harrowing tale of when he was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Not only can he speak to what it was like to work with bipolar disorder before being diagnosed, but he can also speak to what it was like to “come out” at work and, finally, be fired because of his bipolar disorder.

This is an interview you can’t miss.

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Note: There is a small amount of profanity in this interview.

About Gabe

Gabe Howard hosts the weekly Inside Mental Health podcast for Healthline Media and is the author of Mental Illness is an Asshole and Other Observations. He has appeared in numerous publications, including bipolar magazine, WebMD,, and the Stanford Online Medical Journal. He’s been a guest on several podcasts, including The One You Feed, The Savvy Psychologist, and Out of Patients.

Among his many awards, he is the recipient of Mental Health America’s Norman Guitry Award and received a resolution from the Governor of Ohio naming him an “Everyday Hero.” The Inside Mental Health podcast has been honored by both NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and WEGO Health.

Gabe makes his home in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. He lives with his supportive and patient wife, Kendall, and a Miniature Schnauzer dog that he never wanted, but now can’t imagine life without.