Living with Bipolar Disorder
As a three-time Olympian and internationally recognized spokesmodel for brands like Nike and Reebok, Suzy Favor Hamilton seemed to have it all. But her insatiable appetite for winning masked a much darker truth, rooted in the silent pain of an undiagnosed mental illness. In her best-selling memoir Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness, Favor Hamilton describes her tumultuous journey from Olympic runner, to Las Vegas escort, to outspoken mental health advocate. As keynote for Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s annual Behavioral Health Committee Luncheon, Suzy will underscore the importance of meeting people where they are in their illness and offer compelling insight on how family members and friends can serve as partners along the path toward healing. www.jfssd.org/luncheon.