Bipolar General: A Combat Leader’s Journey from Undiagnosed Disorder to Sustained Wellness with Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin
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Join us on the From Adversity to Abundance podcast as we delve into the raw and inspiring journey of Gregg Martin, a retired two-star general battling bipolar disorder. Witness the highs and lows of his life, the resilience in the face of adversity, and the shocking twist that leaves him questioning everything. Will he find the strength to overcome? Don't miss this captivating episode that will leave you on the edge of your seat.


Meet Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, a retired U.S. Army general with a doctorate degree under his belt. His remarkable military career spans three decades, with serving in the Iraq War as a Brigade Commander being one of his many notable accomplishments. Yet, beneath the outstanding accolades and distinguished duties, lies Gregg's brave fight with bipolar disorder. His powerful narrative offers a unique perspective on mental illness, providing valuable insight for those navigating their own mental health journeys.

"To really recover, you have to take attributes of healthy living and anchor them into the foundation of the five P's: people, purpose, place, perseverance, and presence."



Impact of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder significantly impacts an individual's life and can lead to periods of intense mania or debilitating depression. It's a chronic condition that requires lifelong management and support. The sharing of personal journeys, like Gregg Martin's, shine a light on the lived experience of bipolar disorder, bringing about much-needed awareness and understanding.


Books and Resources

Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness (Association of the United States Army)

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness



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