Julie Liddell Whitehead Title: Writer Education: Mississippi State University Location: Brandon, MS Expertise: Mental health advocacy, mental health education, bipolar disorder, SSDI requirements * Writer of a top-twenty bipolar blog as scored by FeedSpot* Winner of a Mississippi Press Association first-place award for Best Planned Series* Winner of a Mississippi Theatre Association award for a play titled "1-800-273-TALK"* Seven-year career with Disability Determination Services making medical disability decisions for Social Security Disability Insurance Experience Julie Whitehead is a reporter for the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting: she writes on topics concerning mental health, mental health education, and mental health advocacy. Julie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her mid-thirties in 2006. She blogs about her experiences and daily life with bipolar at the site Not Quite Right: Living wIth Bipolar Disorder, a top-twenty bipolar blog as scored by Feedspot. She has written award-winning works in multiple genres, including long-form journalism and theatre on mental health subjects. Julie has also worked for Mississippi's disability determination services in evaluating medical claims for SSDI and SSI Disability income. Education Julie Whitehead has a bachelor’s degree in communication, with a journalism emphasis, and a master’s degree in English, both from Mississippi State University. In August 2021, she completed her MFA in creative nonfiction from Mississippi University for Women. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.