Nichole Standridge, Team Captain, Team Nikkie

Team Captain Nichole Standridge and her sons

As a mother of two sons with special needs, I’ve been too busy to advocate for myself until now.

I live with bipolar disorder type 2, which I’m able to manage with medication and therapy.

It hasn’t been an easy journey – there have been ups and downs with medication, and there has been stress in my life.

But I have heard so many great things about NAMI that I decided to become a team captain this year. I know I can learn a lot by being around other people who also live with mental health issues.

I am walking so I can become one of those great stories I’ve read about.