Kathy Brandt – Op-Ed Bio

Kathy Brandt is a vocal advocate for mental health and writes a blog about the issues on her website: www.KathyBrandtAuthor.com. That advocacy and her son’s willingness to speak about his illness resulted in a memoir that she and Max published, Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness (April, 2013).  It’s their honest yet painful story of their battle not only with illness but with a dysfunctional mental health care “system.” Kathy has served on the board of NAMI-Colorado Springs, most recently as president.