Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP, is a mental health advocate, writer, entrepreneur, and a lawyer. Katherine has degrees in political science and law from two leading Canadian universities and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a qualified Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Katherine has been living with severe bipolar I disorder with psychosis and extended periods of suicidal depression for 20 years. She is now happily living in recovery. Katherine is the Founder of ForLikeMinds, an online mental illness peer support community, and Bipolar Thriving: Bipolar Recovery Coaching, and the Creator of Psych Ward Greeting Cards, which visits and distributes donated greeting cards to patients in psychiatric units. Katherine is the author of “ForLikeMinds: Mental Illness Recovery Insights,” and a monthly contributor to the NAMI Blog. She is a Faculty Member of the Program for Recovery and Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Yale University. A native of Toronto, Canada, Katherine calls New York City and the Catskills home. Her life’s mission is to share her hope and inspire others to believe that mental illness recovery is possible and help them reach it. In two years since reaching recovery and starting to share her story publicly, her work has reached over one million people.