As a teenager, Jack Beattie was into collectible Nikes, Jordans and Yeezys. He started NW Kicks on Facebook for “sneakerheads” to admire, buy, sell and trade new release and vintage collectible shoes; the site attracted more than 3,000 followers. But Beattie also struggled with mental health issues from childhood. His family sought help at every turn, but Jack wasn’t diagnosed as bipolar until two months before his death from an overdose at the age of 20.
As a teenager, Jack Beattie was into collectible Nikes, Jordans and Yeezys. He started NW Kicks on Facebook for “sneakerheads” to admire, buy, sell and trade new release and vintage collectible shoes; the site attracted more than 3,000 followers. But Beattie also struggled with mental health issues from childhood. His family sought help at every turn, but Jack wasn’t diagnosed as bipolar until two months before his death from an overdose at the age of 20. Provided by Dr. Kathryn Beattie and St. Luke’s Health System
As a teenager, Jack Beattie was into collectible Nikes, Jordans and Yeezys. He started NW Kicks on Facebook for “sneakerheads” to admire, buy, sell and trade new release and vintage collectible shoes; the site attracted more than 3,000 followers. But Beattie also struggled with mental health issues from childhood. His family sought help at every turn, but Jack wasn’t diagnosed as bipolar until two months before his death from an overdose at the age of 20. Provided by Dr. Kathryn Beattie and St. Luke’s Health System

Mental illness often strikes at an early age, but lack of access to care, stigma delay help

April 29, 2017 03:07 PM