Author. Mental Health Advocate. Public Speaker.

Kitt O’Malley is an author, mental health advocate, public speaker, and former psychotherapist who lives with bipolar disorder. Her personal experience and clinical background inform her advocacy and enable her to help herself and guide others toward mental health recovery. Kitt has a bachelor’s in legal studies from UC Berkeley, a master’s in psychology from New College of California, and has attended Fuller Theological Seminary.

Her book, Balancing Act – Writing Through a Bipolar Life, offers hope to those living with mental health conditions and their loved ones. As a therapist who left her career due to a mental health crisis, O’Malley educates the public about mental health and fights stigma against those living with mental health conditions by challenging stereotypes.

O’Malley’s writing recounts her struggle with bipolar disorder, the two decades it took to receive a proper diagnosis, and how her journey gave her purpose. O’Malley balanced living with bipolar disorder with her work as a mental health advocate and caretaker of her son and parents.




INSPIRATION WITH E HOSTS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE (Suicide & Mental Illness-Communities of Color & Faith) – YouTube

International Bipolar Foundation: 2018 IBPF Women’s Mental Health Panel

Health Stories Project: Bipolar Blogger Kitt O’Malley Has Found Life Purpose in Writing

Broken Light Collective Through The Lens: Kitt On Not Letting Bipolar Define Her