Coming out of the closet as someone with a mental illness was challenging for me. Even so, I wasn’t a successful psychotherapist with a nearly 25 year career under my belt. Dr. Carolyn Dobbins, however, was. Dr. Dobbins has schizoaffective disorder and her recently published book, What A Life Can Be, gives us all a revealing look at what that’s like for her.
We asked Dr. Dobbins why she decided to go public with her mental illness after all these years and how that choice has impacted her life and career. Dr. Dobbins discusses the answers to those questions and more on this edition of the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show. Listen and learn about schizoaffective disorder out of the closet.
Listen to “Coming Out with Schizoaffective Disorder”
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