Mauro Ranallo Featured in New Showtime Special Documenting His Battle with Mental Illness

April 30, 2018

Veteran broadcaster Mauro Ranallo has been one of the most outspoken advocates for mental health after his own battle with bi-polar disorder over the years.

Now the Bellator and Showtime boxing play-by-play man will be featured in a new documentary that follows his lifelong battle with mental illness.

‘Bi-Polar Rock ‘N Roller’ will profile Ranallo and those closest to him as he continues his own fight with mental illness while serving as an example to others that help is there when needed.

“I have always tried to do my part to bring awareness to mental health issues,” Ranallo said in a press release. “Over the last several years, I allowed my best friend, Haris (Usanovic), to film me at my lowest points as well as at my highest. The idea is simply to show others who suffer that they are not alone and that, even when the outlook is bleak, you can overcome and achieve success.

“Mental illness is a life sentence—there is no cure—but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.”

‘Bi-Polar Rock ‘N Roller’ will debut on Showtime on Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET as part of Mental Health Awareness month.