Dr. Linda Denke
Linda Denke is a tireless champion for healthcare excellence. After 4 decades in nursing, her nursing experience serves as her voice for vulnerable persons and the profession of Nursing. Mental health is her passion. Her mantra is mental health directly affects physical health. Stigma and bias surround mental illness, and misconceptions about mental illness continue to prevail. The biggest misconception society has about mental illness is individuals with mental illness become their illness and lose their identity. They become the girl with “bipolar depression disorder.” Most individuals with mental illness, respond to treatment and with support, manage their conditions successfully. Linda is devoted to improving outcomes and the quality of life for patients with brain disorders and chronic illnesses and their families who love them.