Comic/Author to Speak at WWU about Mental Illness

Paul Jones, known to the world as “Bipolar Boy,” will speak about mental health Monday (Jan. 28) at William Woods University. Free and open to the public, the program will be held at 7 p.m. in Cultip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.

Jones is a nationally known stand up comic, author and mental health speaker. His program is designed to not only educate those in attendance about living with bipolar disorder, but to present the information in an entertaining manner.

Topics included are: mental illness, as real illness; seeking help, why you must do it; drugs and alcohol abuse; decision making, and bipolar illness is not an excuse. While his program will explain the types of mental illnesses that affect people, it will also focus on the importance of seeking help and the options available for those who need it.

Jones is said to have the ability to capture an audience like very few people can. His 17 year career as a professional stand up comic has given him a razor sharp wit that allows him to navigate through the toughest of situations. His lifetime of battling and conquering depression provides his audiences with an insight in to what it takes to succeed like none they will get from anyone else.

To learn more about Paul “Bipolar Boy” Jones, go to his website at