Michelle Black has learned to live a full and meaningful life even with a Bipolar diagnosis. Now she is giving back …
She maintains Peer Roles such as: Peer Navigator for the Wellness Network, a member of the Recovery College Steering Committee and a Facilitator for the following courses: Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®), Mental Wellness Recovery Group (MWRG) and Do What You Love and Love What You Do.
Michelle has a love for being a guitar and mandolin instructor and has sometimes used her talents when facilitating.
She has over 10 years of being a Bipolar Advocate by presenting her wellness journey of recovery. By learning and growing from lived experiences with Bipolar, she has developed a strong sense of resiliency.
Michelle has learned that she is more than her diagnosis, she is a daughter, sister, spouse, mother and auntie. She is a community member, employee, advocate, friend, and a peer with lived experience of recovery. She is a singer and song writer, musician, artist, poet and most recently an author.
She now likes to say … “I may have Bipolar, but it doesn’t have me!” She also believes it stands for Beautiful Person.