Yashi Brown is a writer, poet, public speaker, and a leading voice in the mental health space. Yashi is an award-winning mental health advocate and sought after speaker living successfully with bipolar type I. Since 2011, Yashi’s poetry, spoken word and story of recovery have been featured on Today Show, CNN, HuffPost Rise, SIRIUS XM, FOX News, CBS, ABC, KTLA, Ebony/Jet and TeenVogue media outlets and publications. She has published mental health pieces for Thrive Global, Huffington Post, NAMI National, NAMI Advocate, and our HHS Department with a focus on self-empowerment, eliminating self-imposed stigma, radical self-awareness and the many faces of recovery. Yashi wants the world to know that with loving support, proper treatment, and perseverance, mental health recovery is not only a reality but should be an expectation.