95: Thriving as a Bipolar College Student | Luke GilliganFeb 22, 2022
Luke Gilligan was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder in his first year of college. He candidly talks about approaching his parents for help, finding the right medication, and managing his diagnosis on a daily basis.
- "Getting the diagnosis didn't change anything except for giving me more empowerment and understanding to deal with it properly." - Emily Melious
- "All progress starts by telling the truth and the truth can be scary, or we can think that it's scary, but we can't really make progress with something until we really know what that truth is." - Emily Melious
- "As a child, I felt bad. I felt guilty that like, my parents gave me this great house, this like amazing life that a lot of kids don't have. And I still am like depressed and I have no reason to be. And so I was like, I don't want to tell them that because I feel bad about that, but I opened up and that was probably the best thing that ever happened." - Luke Gilligan
02:06 - Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder
03:59 - Knowing when there's something more than ADHD
08:17 - How to start a conversation
12:24 - The difference between bipolar one and bipolar two
16:25 - Tips for managing bipolar disorder
- Connect with Luke on Linkedin
- Learn more about Luke's business venture that was born out of one of the Entrepreneurship Programs at Grove City College:
- The Resense Memory Box toolkit is designed to provide activities for individuals living with Dementia while also improving brain health, exercising their senses, and elicit long-term memories.
- Download the Bipolar Planner and Bipolar Future Log that Luke created.
- Watch Episode on YouTube
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