Mental Health Verses Podcast January 17, 2022

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In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by entertainer, Richie Derwald.

Richie talks about his career in entertainment and his new project, UPProject.US. Richie also lives with bipolar disorder and shares about how he has learned to successfully overcome this challenge.

The songs Richie discusses on this episode that support his mental health are:

Beach Boys – Do it again – which was originally released as a single in 1968

Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show (live at Madison square garden 2008)

David Bowie- Hang on to Yourself from his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars


Mental Health Resources

You can join the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition at

If you are in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 that’s 1-800-273-TALK or you can text HELP to 741741.

And finally, if you’re looking for additional mental health resources, including an anonymous mental health screening tool visit Mental Health America’s website at


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I'm a mental health advocate, educator, and TEDx speaker. I also am a featured columnist for BP magazine, I have lived with bipolar disorder since 1981 and I'm in long-term recovery from addiction. I host the program, Mental Health Verses on the SUNY Buffalo State radio station, WBNY 91.3 FM

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