Susan Johnson

Join Southeast Media Sunrise host Jodi Hockinson as she welcomes Susan Johnson, author of Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping: A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey, available on Kindle and in Paperback.

Susan graduated from Drake University with a B.A. in Sociology. Since her diagnosis of Bipolar 1 in 1995, Susan’s true passion in life is to help break the stigma of living with a mental illness and bring hope to those living with one. She is an accomplished inspirational speaker and guest blogger for a mental health magazine.

She received the award for Best Blogger for in 2017 and appeared in the 2018 “This Is Me” article in BP Hope Magazine. Susan’s writing also appears in The Catholic Exchange. Susan co-leads a mental health group at her church and currently works with special education students as an Instructional Assistant for a school district in Nevada.

She enjoys hiking, baking, traveling, yoga, spending time with her Goddaughter, and trips to the ocean. Susan is originally from Thousand Oaks, CA. She now makes her home in fabulous Las Vegas with her husband, Gary, and Siberian cat, Angel-Ann. Visit her at

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