Mar 1, 2018
Keith O’Neil lived with undiagnosed bipolar disorder throughout his NFL career, including his final year with the Indianapolis Colts as they won the Super Bowl in 2006. After his diagnosis, Keith became an advocate, starting the 4th and Forever Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting those living with and affected by mental health conditions, through programs that raise awareness, promote education and fund research to alleviate mental illness. Keith tours the country, speaking to high school students. He shares with us his secret to getting through to them, and the single most frequent question they ask. He also speaks candidly about writing his book and about the people in his life who helped him, both before and after diagnosis.
[1:19] Being bipolar in the NFL.
[4:27] Coming out as bipolar on Facebook.
[6:29] Keith O’Neil’s 4th and Forever Foundation.
[7:05] The secret to getting through to high schoolers.
[12:15] Keith’s suicide attempt.
[14:40] Keith’s book, Under My Helmet.
[17:00] “Beating the Demon.”