* 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
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.
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.
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