In this episode, I’m joined by Justin Peck, bipolar mental health expert, pro off-road racer, and author of his recent memoir, Bulletproof. Justin joins me to share his story of his battle with class 1 bipolar disorder and how he’s been able to find success in life in spite of his struggles.
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Justin knew growing up that his ideas and thoughts were different from his peers and these differences led him to being picked on and bullied from elementary school to high school. Justin was later diagnosed with class 1 bipolar disorder when he was in his early thirties.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
As a result of being different, Justin became really good at hiding his true emotions and feelings. He's also battled the highs and lows that come from having bipolar disorder.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Racing has been crucial in helping Justin get to where he is today and in helping him manage his bipolar disorder. Focusing on self-care and making his mental health a priority has also been crucial for Justin's success.
What Justin does today: Justin is an Off-Road Racer, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, and Mental Health Advocate.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Justin's Answer: Raise your voice and let others know about what you're going through.
JustinPeck.com - Justin's website where you can find his book, blog posts, and how to get in touch
Facebook - Justin's Facebook page
Instagram - Justin's Instagram
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