Craig Hamilton

Mental Health Advocate, Keynote Speaker and Author

After being diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder in 2000 Craig has become one of Australia’s most high profile and sought-after speakers on Mental Health Awareness, Lifestyle, Overcoming Adversity and creating a sustainable Work/Life Balance.

He has made over 400 appearances around Australia as a Mental Health Speaker.

Craig’s journey with mental illness began in 2000 when, as a high-profile Sports Broadcaster for ABC Radio and on the eve of his most important career assignment, working on the Sydney Olympic Games, he experienced a major psychotic episode in public.

This that led to him being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Craig spent 12 days in hospital and once he recovered, set out to create awareness around mental health and to help break down the stigma that surround those that suffer from mental illness.

Today Craig leads a very busy and fulfilling life. He continues to follow his passion as a speaker and advocate in the mental health and well being space.

In sharing his story and experiences he offers hope to others.

Craig’s acclaimed memoir Broken Open has sold over 45,000 copies since its release in 2004.

In July 2012, Craig’s second book, A Better Life, co-written with Will Swanton, was published.

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