Shallowhorn discusses his long journey with Bipolar Disorder
Karl Shallowhorn is director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of
Erie County (Buffalo) New York. He is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide
to Mental Health.
Shallowhorn was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1983 at age 21. He was hospitalized
7 times between 1981-1989. With individual therapy, medications and regular exercise
his condition has remained mostly stabilized sine 1995.