Dr. Devika Bhushan went public about her bipolar disorder while serving as California's Acting Surgeon General. She writes: "I have never been more convinced that to dispel mental health stigma, professionals who feel comfortable need to speak our truths — to spread the understanding that mental health conditions, especially serious ones, are treatable." | Ashish Kundra

Coming out about my bipolar disorder has led to a new deep sense of community

Dr. Devika Bushan went public with her diagnosis to help dispel stigma. In the process, she says, she’s forged bonds with hundreds touched by mental illness.



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