Linford Gayle is the Director of the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs for San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. While he currently plays an integral role in advocating for and empowering consumers on a county and statewide level, Linford was not always in such a position. Learn how he overcame a suicide attempt, bullying, and a co-occurring diagnosis of bipolar and substance abuse to help improve the mental health system and change society’s views of those who struggle.

Note: The views expressed in this video are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare.

Producer: Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
Executive Producer: Shannon Eliot
Director and Editor: Sherman Park
Intern: Kenneth “Kozy” Harringtoon

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