Retired Major General Gregg F. Martin will be joining us Thursday, October 28th, to share his battle with bipolar disorder during and after his 36 years of service in the US Army. In 2003, Martin commanded a combat engineer brigade during the Iraq war, and the intense stress of combat triggered the genetic predisposition for bipolar and sent him into his first manic episode. After his deployment, he fell into depression, marking his first up-down cycle. For a decade, these swings of mania and depression continued, going undetected, undiagnosed, and unknown by him or anyone around him. It wasn’t until 2011, during an intense period of mania, that he was resigned from his role as President at the National Defense University and began receiving help. With treatment and support from his family, friends, and an in-patient stay at the VA Hospital, Martin has found a new mission in combatting mental health stigma to save lives.
Register now to be a part of this extraordinary live Webinar this Thursday, October 28th, at 10 AM PST, where you can listen and ask questions all about Major General Gregg Martin’s story surviving the toughest war!
Gregg Martin is a 36-year Army combat veteran, retired 2-star general, and bipolar survivor. He is a qualified Airborne-Ranger-Engineer and Strategist. He holds degrees from West Point (BS) and MIT (MS and PhD). He is a father, author, and speaker who lives with his wife in Cocoa Beach. His forthcoming book is entitled “Battling bipolar — my war with mental illness.” For more information, visit www.generalgreggmartin.com