Alexis Zinkerman is a freelance writer based in Connecticut. She writes the blog A Mile a Minute; Fresh Takes on Mental Health. She holds a Master’s in Writing from DePaul University and an MLIS from Dominican University. She has been published in the Hartford Courant, the Hartford Advocate, the Hartford Business Journal, the Windy City Times, We-Ha.com, CTNewsJunkie.com, and the Shore Line Times in Madison, CT. At age 19, while in college, she was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and continues to live successfully for over 20 years with the illness. She has worked with the Chicago chapter and the national organization of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Connecticut affiliate. She has appeared in BP Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and the Chicago Tribune on topics of mental illness, as well as being featured in the Psychology Today book Taming Bipolar. She is a blog columnist for the International Bipolar Foundation and has written for Stigma Fighters and Narratives of Hope. She also authored a novella about teen suicide, Brooklyn’s Song, available on Amazon.