Billy Rohan on living with Bipolar Disorder

“Your friends are what keep you from being ‘fuck it, I wish I was dead’”

Billy Rohan has the reached the highest of highs and the lowest of lowest during his career as a professional skateboarder.

He’s gone from placing in some of the world’s top contests & having coverage in every major skate publication to sleeping on the street, to being named the New Yorker of the week for his work getting skateparks opened, to back on the street again.

At the center of all of this has been Billy’s battle living with bipolar disorder, it has what has cause his career and life to be derailed multiple times. Billy is doing better these days and trying to get his life back together by starting at square one again. Vice spent a day with him skating around the LES with him to catch up and see how he’s been doing.


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