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Sisters in Mental Illness -  December 10th 2019

Shaley Hoodgendoorn interviews Julie Kraft about her experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder. Julie talks about how she juggles her creative projects, personal life and mental health; how her faith has evolved through her mental health journey; finding the correct language around mental health and illnesses; and her commitment to sharing her story. 

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Beautiful with a Bipolar Mind -  February 1st 2018

 

In this interview, Julie shares her journey with bipolar disorder with Hannah Blum. She opens up about motherhood, love, stigma and how "a move from her home in Canada to Germany gave her clarity in a world that made her feel so clouded." 

NO RESTRAINTS with Rudy Caseres - January 9th 2018

In this unfiltered and unedited live interview, Julie shares her journey with bipolar II disorder with award-winning mental health advocate Rudy Caseres. Some of the topics covered in this episode are: the benefits of bipolar, the challenges, hypomania, faith and mental 'illness', using social media to spread awareness, balancing a career while also managing a mental health issue, mental health terminology, stigma, the self-publishing process, and so much more.

Facebook Live Talk with Rudy Caseres - October 31st 2017

In this unfiltered, unedited, live interview, Julie shares her journey with bipolar II disorder with award-winning mental health advocate Rudy Caseres. Some of the topics covered in this episode are: the signs and symptoms of bipolar, depression, anxiety, mental health stigma, being diagnosed, dating, marriage, parenthood, and so much more.

Finding Hope and Healing - October 15th 2015

This is the first of a series of ‘Stories of Hope’ articles by David Susman PhD, featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. "Recently, I asked Julie Kraft about the challenges she has faced with her mental health and how her journey of recovery is continuing to unfold. Here’s our interview..."