Ruth Pauley Lecture Series: Michael Wellington- Birdies, Bogeys and Bipolar Disorder
April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Join as the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series presents Michael Wellington- Birdies, Bogeys and Bipolar Disorder lecture. Wellington was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 23. He is a mental health activist, author, speaker, and pro golfer who travels the country speaking about his battle with bipolar disorder. He has spoken to college athletes, insurance groups, fundraising galas, corporations, men’s groups, financial firms, college fraternities and sororities, and high schools. After college, he battled through different medications, struggled with alcohol, experienced eight hospital stays over the course of twenty years, and attempted many different strategies to help keep his bipolar disorder under control. During this period, he earned paychecks on five different professional golf tours, made eight holes-in-one, and wrote his memoir, Birdies, Bogeys & Bipolar Disorder. He also founded the non-profit organization, Birdies4Bipolar.org, which has hosted golf fundraising events in St. Louis and New Orleans, raised funds and awareness for other mental health groups, and supported veterans in playing both competitive and recreational golf.
The RPLS is funded by 100% donations and all events are free to the public.
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