Bio – Bill Ashdown
Bill Ashdown was diagnosed with severe depression and bipolar disorder at the start of his business career. Mr. Ashdown is Chairman of the Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of the United States. This organization, the largest of its kind in the world, includes over 1,000 support groups and chapters, across ten nations.
Mr. Ashdown serves on a number of advisory boards in both Canada and the United States. He is a founding member of the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), one of the strongest voices for mental health in Canada.
Based in Winnipeg, Mr. Ashdown divides his time between public speaking throughout North America, and working in the development of organizations for people with mood disorders.