AUSA’s Noon Report webinar series features presentations by senior Army leaders responsible for key programs and initiatives, as well as contemporary military authors who weave together the past, present and future story of the United States Army.
AUSA’s Noon Report Webinar series invites you to join us on Thursday, 2 November 2023, at 12:00 EDT to hear a presentation by MG Gregg Martin, author of Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness. As he offers a candid account of serving in the highest ranks of the U.S. Army while dealing with undiagnosed mental illness, General Martin’s inspiring story of finding the help he needed can resonate with all servicemembers and their families.
MG Gregg Martin, PhD, USA Ret.
Author of Bipolar General
CH (MG) Thomas L. Solhjem, USA, Ret.
25th Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army
About the Book
Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness
Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness shares a frank account of Martin’s personal journey with undiagnosed mental illness—traveled while he was rising through the ranks of the U.S. Army. He provides a first-hand look at the various treatments available for bipolar disorder, ranging from powerful medications to electroconvulsive therapy. He discusses why his condition went undiagnosed for so long, and he explores what can be done in the armed forces to diagnose and treat mental illness both for officers and for enlisted personnel.
“An intense, compelling, courageous book by a gifted senior combat leader whose life was taken over by severe bipolar disorder—and who ultimately recovered and built a new life with the help of his wife, an Army comrade, the VA, and his faith. I served with Gregg Martin in combat; he is the real deal and so is his book, one that will provide enormous insight and inspiration to families grappling with mental illness.”
—GEN David Petraeus, USA Ret., former Commander, Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, and former Director of the CIA
“Extraordinarily courageous candor. An accomplished soldier's revealing account of his personal descent into, and finally out of, mental illness. Major General Gregg Martin's story, from start to finish, is simultaneously terrifying, thoughtfully instructive, and deeply inspirational.”
—GEN Stan McChrystal, USA Ret., former commanding general, International Security Assistance Force, and former commander, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan
“A CALL TO ACTION! Bipolar General is a personal and insightful look at mental illness reflected through the unknowing eyes of a great commander, warrior, and friend. I’ve known Gregg since he commanded the 130th Engineer Brigade, and we fought together in Iraq in 2003 when I was serving as the V Corps Command Sergeant Major. Gregg tells his personal journey of success, triumph, recognition, and unexpected failure stemming from a hidden mental illness. I found this book both educational and enlightening; connecting to a rollercoaster of emotional highs filled with excitement, to someone deeply depressed, psychotic and considering suicide. More than five million people in the U.S. and 700,000 veterans suffer from bipolar disorder; they need our help, and this book is a tool in the toolbox.”
—SMA Kenneth O. Preston, USA Ret., 13th Sergeant Major of the Army
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