Crazy In College / Tom Ryan
An Uncensored Look Inside the Mind of Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder
Learn Tom’s 8 Ways to Kick ASS with Mental Illness!
Harness the power of mental illness and use it to your advantage!
Tom Ryan’s, Crazy in College program is an interactive, compelling, RAW, UNCENSORED exploration of depression, anxiety and bi-polar complete with SOLUTIONS for college students, their family and friends.
Crazy in College is based on Tom’s “8 Ways to Kick ASS with Mental Illness”, a powerfully motivating presentation with solutions students can use NOW!
Tom Ryan’s experience with mental illness began abruptly at the age of 18 when his mother had him committed to a mental institution.
Tom worked his way through college as a door-to-door salesman, graduating from Creighton University with a degree in psychology.
In his early 20’s, Tom embarked on an entrepreneurial path that led to being awarded the “Nebraska Businessman of the Year” at 27, becoming the youngest recipient in the award’s history. But ultimately the company failed, and Tom ended up living in his truck.
Tom reinvented himself and at age 32 began hosting a talk-radio show in Dallas, Texas. But the ups and downs kept coming. He started an outdoor event company, which was successful, at first – then, went bankrupt.
In his 40’s, Tom received a diagnosis of severe depression and bi-polar disorder.
The highs and lows he was experiencing in his professional life were symptomatic of what was going on inside of him. Luckily, the stabilizing force he needed turned out to be his hobby.
Tom was a triathlon athlete, finishing four Ironman triathlons. Over a period of years, he traveled the college lecture circuit speaking at over 100 colleges and universities on the topic of success, fitness, and nutrition. What had been a personal source of solace became the inspiration for his next venture.
Today, he lives in Coppell, TX, and leads the charge for the mental illness movement he created Nobody’s Normal, An Uprising for Those Affected by Mental Illness, and written his book, “I Am Crazy, An Uncensored Look Inside the Mind of Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder.”