Former NFL Punter to Discuss His Mental Illness

September 28, 2011

Greg Montgomery Jr., a nine-year veteran punter, coach and mental health advocate, will tell his story of living with bipolar disorder on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall on the University of Mount Union’s campus.
According to Montgomery’s blog (, after 12 years being removed from his original diagnosis, he’s learned to respect his illness. “You see, during this rollercoaster ride, I've lost everything – my money, my friends and my soul,” he said. “But somehow, I've found the strength to navigate through bipolar disorder’s gauntlet. I've learned that it’s not a death sentence but actually a gift. In this game we call life, it's not if you can win or lose, it’s if you can survive.”
Read Montgomery’s blogs at and
Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Vincent Street. For more information, contact the Department of Music at Mount Union at (330) 823-2180.
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at Mount Union, the lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Tamara Daily at (330) 823-2457 or

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