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.

Kitt O'Malley - Author. Speaker.
Mental Health
Advocate. Over the years, Kitt has struggled
with bipolar, experiencing
depression so deep that it was a
living hell and mania so severe that
she was psychotic.
There is help. Psychotherapy,
medication, and coping skills have
enabled her to live a full life.
Acceptance has been key to her
mental health recovery. Acceptance
is essentially a spiritual experience.
To accept yourself is to love yourself.
There is hope. You are enough. TALKING POINTS 
- More than a bipolar diagnosis 
- Acceptance is key to mental 
health recovery 
- Coping strategies
- Living successfully with bipolar 
- Finding purpose in life's
challenges & triumphs 
- The importance of self-care
when caring for others  Social Media Handle: @KittOMalley Facebook Handle: @KittOMalleyAuthor
Balancing Act: Writing Through a Bipolar Life by Kitt O'Malley Book Cover

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.