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Blake LeVine  

Author, Coach and Founder of Bipolar Online

Blake is an author, coach and founder of BipolarOnline.com. He has shared his journey with mental illness on television, YouTube, at many organizations, companies, and events. He is the author of the books Beating Bipolar, Depression, Bipolar and Heroin and the 2017 release The Depression Diet.

Blake’s mental health education includes doing a national tour on camera with Dr. Drew Pinsky teaching college students about bipolar disorder. Demi Lovato publicly praised Blake’s education on her Facebook page. He was engaged on The Dr. Phil Show where he proposed on air to his now wife of 10 years.

Earlier in Blake’s youth, he was known for his meetings with celebrities. He began at age six collecting autographs and interviewing notable figures. A few of the 4,000 notables he met in person include Mother Teresa, The Dalai Lama, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, 7 United States Presidents, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and many others.

He created a documentary titled Rap Therapy. The film explores a therapy tool Blake discovered in college. It is to teach children to write hip hop song, dance and art about their lives. In the film, Blake works with foster children at The Salvation Army. During the project, Blake interviewed 50 Cent, Russell Simmons and Revered Run.

Blake shares his story of living with bipolar disorder and how with proper therapy, support groups and medication he has been able to live a full life. His educational talks are inspiring and the goal is to provide hope for others impacted by these issues.

Blake has done many talks over the last several years. They include numerous chapters of The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Eli Lilly, The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, The Salvation Army and others.

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Living a Full Life with Mental Illness

Blake shares his story of facing bipolar disorder in his teens. He talks about what it is to face a severe mental illness. The discussion shares his unique childhood meeting notables prior to being diagnosed. It then talks about the difficulty finding the right treatments and support.

The discussion shares how with the right doctors, Blake would slowly rebuild his life. He would end up finishing high school, college and obtaining his Masters Degree in Social Work. Blake has written many published books, educated a large amount of youth and shared his story often.

Rap Therapy Film Talk and Discussion

Blake has a completed documentary teaching about his use of rap therapy. While obtaining his social work degree, he realized many of his patients would not open up. Blake started a group to teach inner city children to write rap song, dance and art about their experiences. The children opened up about many painful experiences from the past.

This work led to a documentary titled Rap Therapy. Blake filmed a program done with The Salvation Army in New York City. He also interviewed many celebrities. A few that were in the documentary were 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Ludacris and several others.

Teaching College Students About Bipolar Disorder

Blake does a fun and interesting talk to teach students about bipolar disorder. He shares his own experience living with a mental illness. Blake talks about how hard it is to have a diagnosis and limit drinking and other forms of illegal drugs.

The goal of this talk is to teach college students how vital it is to care for their mental health. Blake connects several of his experiences to show students that even though he has bipolar it is possible to live a full life.

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