Uncovering Bipolar Disorder:A Journey of Hope and Transformation

Resiliency Within

Jul 18 2022 • 1 hr


Shelly Sood and Nikhil Torsekar, husband and wife, will share that with an understanding of mental health conditions and receiving support and guidance, and accepting help, health, and life can be transformed. They navigated a harrowing, but ultimately redemptive journey with the growing understanding of Nikhil’s Bipolar condition. Shelly went through a challenging ordeal to get Nikhil to accept what was hiding in plain sight: and that he suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder. It nearly destroyed their marriage - and their lives - until he agreed to get a proper diagnosis and seek treatment in 2016. This also inspired the launch of GIOSTAR Chicago - a leading regenerative medicine center. Six years later, they run a successful business, and have developed a robust content platform called The Shelly Story. This encompasses a book, a forthcoming movie, a blog, and a podcast where they speak with guests on a broad array of topics including mental health in the South Asian diaspora, technologies that can assist with managing bipolar disorder, advocacy efforts, and alternative treatment modalities such as Ayurveda and meditation