Linda Childers is a California-based writer who contributes to numerous national magazines and websites, including Health Monitor, Lifescript and CNNMoney.com.

Highlights

Justin Peck: Taking the Wheel of His Bipolar

Linda Childers
April 2, 2018

His drive for perfection found him balancing his mood swings; now he wants you to know you can be the master of your own fate. By Linda Childers   When Justin Peck gets behind the wheel of his 4-wheel drive race truck, the outside world ceases to exist. Gone are the manic highs and depressive...

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Back Chat: Monica A. Coleman, PhD

Linda Childers
April 2, 2018

This scholar, minister and author of Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith, talks stigma, faith and the creativity of vegan cooking. By Linda Childers   As an author, scholar and minister, Monica A. Coleman, PhD, knows what it’s like to navigate the intersection between race, faith and mental health. The 43-year-old...

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Mary Forsberg Weiland & Bipolar Disorder

Linda Childers
May 7, 2011

Former supermodel and rocker wife, gets candid about her bipolar diagnosis and recovery. By Linda Childers   Mary Forsberg Weiland is known as a successful model and the ex-wife of Scott Weiland, former front man of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Yet in 2007, the beautiful brunette made headlines across the world after experiencing...

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Blogs and Articles

Shelby Tweten: Candid Recovery

Linda Childers
August 7, 2014

For Shelby Tweten, the TV talent show ‘American Idol’ became a national springboard to fight stigma By Linda Childers   When Shelby Tweten sang “Temporary Home” at the American Idol auditions, she brought pop diva Jennifer Lopez to tears. There’s something fitting about that, because music has always been Shelby’s outlet for oversized emotions she...

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Doris Buffett: Putting The Pain In Perspective

Linda Childers
April 1, 2012

“It’s not me, it’s your illness.” Philanthropist Doris Buffett needed that insight to get past her mother’s hurtful behavior. By Linda Childers   Doris Buffett remembers approaching each morning with caution as a child, knowing that her mother’s mood would decide the tone of the day. The eldest of three children—wizard financier Warren Buffett, chairman...

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