The public is growing increasingly aware of mental illness which now affects one in four people. Raising awareness of this fact has also been the result of many public figures speaking candidly about their ongoing struggles.
One former NFL player, Keith O’Neil, who has publicly shared his struggles with bipolar disorder, has been able to raise awareness and provide help to so many who struggle everyday with this mental illness.
Characterized by intense mood swings—from depression to mania—bipolar disorder can also lead to severe depression, insomnia, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
The 4th and Forever Foundation was founded by former NFL player Keith O'Neil. Keith retired from the NFL after winning the Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and became determined to help others who struggle with mental illness.