About Keith O'Neil
Keith O'Neil is a former NFL football player having played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. Keith is currently writing a book and speaking to audiences in the sports and mental health communities. Keith is also the President and Founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation which brings awareness to mental health and funds research for mental illness.
Keith played in the NFL with an undiagnosed mental illness, bipolar disorder, and is extremely passionate about helping others who suffer with mental health issues. He is devoted to erasing the stigma of mental illness in our society through his own personal experience. He is utilizing his book along with motivational speaking engagements to create awareness of mental illness.
The reason Keith is going public about his experiences is that he wants to inspire those with similar challenges. He believes, "with the proper diagnosis, medical attention and determination, anyone can achieve anything. If I can make it in the high stress environment of playing in the NFL with bipolar disorder, anything is possible!"
Keith lives in Pendleton, NY with his wife Jill and son Connor. Keith's father, Ed O'Neil was an All-American linebacker at Penn State University, and a first round draft pick in the 1974 NFL Draft. His brother Kevin, played linebacker at Syracuse University and played in five major bowl games. Keith's brother-in law, Drew Haddad, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and played for the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers.
Recent Blog Posts
Saturday, August 29th, 2015Where Are They Now? - Keith O'Neil
Saturday, August 29th, 2015Retired NFL player shares struggle with mental illness
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015Former NFL Player Helps Others Following His Diagnosis
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014For former NFL linebacker Keith O’Neil, bipolar was too big to tackle alone
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014Former NFL Linebacker Keith O’Neil Won a Super Bowl Ring