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CONVERSATIONS WITH - Niki Castle, certified Mental Health Coach @healingmindscoaching

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In this episode, mental illness advocate, Shaley Hoogendoorn sits down with Niki Castle to talk about her journey with Bipolar Disorder. Not only does Niki share her story leading up to and after her bipolar diagnoses, She also speaks to her experience as a black woman, athlete, wife and parent living with a mood disorder disorder. Niki also shares all her strategies and practices that help her stay well. Niki's story is one of strength and resilience, she has turned her pain into purpose. We are so grateful for her willingness to have this conversation.

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Meet Niki: Niki Castle is a mental health coach for parents who have a child struggling with their mental health. She specializes in working with young athletes, helping them strengthen their mental mindset and face the difficulties that come with competition. Her drive to help others comes from her own struggles with mental health. An athlete in high school, Niki went on to play basketball at Washington State University. Her freshman year, she started experiencing full-fledged manic and depressive cycles and first thoughts of suicide. The transition from high school to college, along with the pressures of playing PAC 12 basketball were too much to manage.

For the next 20 years she struggled with undiagnosed bipolar disorder, attempting to take her life twice followed by two hospitalizations. In 2014, after her second suicide attempt, Niki was finally diagnosed with bipolar i disorder and was introduced to medical professionals that would make up her recovery team. Thus began her journey to becoming a mental health coach and help others with their mental health challenges.

Niki is a graduate from the Jay Shetty Certification School. She also shares her story to help combat stigma as a part of NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Ending the Silence program, where she presents to students, teachers, and parents throughout Los Angeles County. As a mother, it is her goal to apply her education and years of experience in the mental health community to help children and their parents equip themselves with the tools to navigate the challenges of life. You can connect with Niki @healingmindscoaching

We have an extra exclusive episode with Niki had about her work as a certified mental health coach. She supports young athletes and their parents. If you want to hear the bonus conversation please sign up to be an Instagram subscriber.

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