Bipolar Disorder

Beyond Well · Jan. 10, 2020

Dave Dahl, The Killer Breadmaker Gets Real

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dave Dahl
TAGS: Bipolar, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness

Dave Dahl speaks openly about his ongoing management of depression and bipolar disorder and the excruciating climb back from a manic episode that nearly ended his life.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dave Dahl’s sometimes rocky path to recovery has been brutally public. He’s the icon behind Dave’s Killer Bread, a company he sold for $275 million dollars cash in 2015. His highly publicized breakdown prior to the sale made national headlines.

But, as Dave honestly recounts in this interview, recovery is never a straight line. And access to quality, evidence-based, and timely care has never been more important for people in a mental health crisis. Dave’s experience speaks to the importance of making sure that when in crisis, people have a place to go. Many Oregonians don’t.

Here’s one opportunity that would create more access to inpatient services. You can help make that happen:

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