‘ I turned back to the half-finished note I had written to her. My heart breaking and the tears flowing. I set the notepad down, reached into the truck’s console, grabbed my pistol. Loaded it. Put it to my head and pulled the trigger.’
That was then, today USRA Series Champion Racer and New Author, Justin Peck has come a long way from those dark days of the unknown…. One of my perks if you will, of working and being an “Author’s Cafe” Columnist for “In Recovery Magazine” is I get to meet a lot of wonderful new authors and enjoy reading their books. And Justin Peck is one of them. I can not tell how much his story moved me to the core of my being. I knew the pain, darkness, and hopelessness he felt when he pulled that trigger.
I also know the impact it has on our spouse and family as I had my own two failed suicide attempts. And I know how much Justin’s book is going to help all who suffer from mental health disorders and challenges I and many live with every day.
Let’s learn more about Justin Peck and about his fantastic Memoir, his story….and as he says; “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Moderation is for those who don’t believe in their abilities.” ~ Justin Peck
ABOUT THE MEMOIR:
Bulletproof by Justin Peck gives insight to a life full of pain, struggle and the perseverance required to overcome it all. Not only is it an inspiration for those suffering from mental illness, his story has the power to motivate anyone looking for a light at the end of the dark tunnel that everyday life sometimes seems to be. As he shares experiences of learning to deal with the challenge of bipolar disorder, you’ll find the strength and courage to live and enjoy life a little more each day.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & RACER ~ Courtesy of PRNewswire:
Top Motorsports driver and team owner of Race Pro Technologies, Justin Peck #49 has published his life story, titled “Bulletproof.” Telling his tale of addiction, literally beating death and overcoming mental illness while learning to use it to his advantage, Justin Peck is an inspiration to so many who may not be able to see hope or light at the end of their dark tunnel. The metamorphosis of a mental health condition has catapulted Justin Peck into a champion on the track and in life. “Bulletproof” lays out the trials and tribulations of the painful, yet powerful transition that taught him how to free his mind. Transparent and raw, Justin shares examples of courage, defeat, and lives to tell how he rose above it to beat the beast.
Justin Peck has accomplished so much since becoming #Bulletproof. From becoming an off-road USRA champion, owner to Race Pro Technologies team, founder/owner of Gear 49 Motorsports Nutrition, loving father, upholding legislation and so much more, he has since taken this opportunity to speak across the country and bring awareness to the challenges facing those with mental illness.
“Bulletproof” speaks to anyone plagued by addiction, bi-polar disorder or mental health issues, and suicidal tendencies just like Justin. It can help guide friends and families of suffering loved ones, athletes and people mentally crumbling on the inside, but play a strong face on the outside, or anyone stuck in life needing a splash of inspirational boot camp.
Since that day he drove to the top of a mountain, put a pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger – but the bullet refused to fire, which drove him to have a wake-up call and a call to action to change and save not only his life but also others.
Since reading Justin’s book, I have been more inspired to share more of my own challenges and story about “the mental health” side of myself. So I thank Justin for the motivation as HE IS now my Mental Health CHAMP! Her is my 5-Star Amazon book review and a few others so you know this ONE is a must read and WORTH your time to do so!
5-Stars ~ “Off Road Race Champ #49 and Now Mental Health Champion Advocate “
I was thrilled to receive an early copy for an honest review of Justin Peck’s Memoir by his publisher/agent.
What an amazing story Justin has shared of his life battling challenges of bipolar and mental health. He truly is doing a service to our cause of shattering the “Stigma” around those who suffer and are learning their way to have a normal happy life despite the effects.
I do know the level of “hopelessness” Justin felt when he pulled the trigger to END the “madness” as I have had my own two failed suicide attempts as I went undiagnosed with bipolar, manic depression and agoraphobia for years. So when reading Justin’s story, I could relate. His book proves that no matter who you are, successful or not, mental health can touch and affect anyone and has NO boundaries and can claim anyone.
An exceptionally well-written memoir and well worth the time to read! Thank you, Justin, for sharing your story and not being afraid of “stigma” in order to help others. This book will do it and what a legacy to leave behind.
“In Recovery Magazine” Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Format: 5-Stars on Amazon Kindle Edition
“This is definitely a page turner. Justin has truly lived a full and fascinating life. I am glad that more and more people are bringing attention to mental illness. Hopefully, someday there will be less stigma associated with mental illness.”
“This book takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. Whether you personally struggle with any form of depression or mental health issues, I would guarantee you know someone that does and on some level, you will relate to the stories told.”
Here is some of an in-depth interview with Justin and his book Courtesy of “The Huffington Post” – Kimberly Jesika, Contributor
I saw in your story where you put a gun to your head. What were you going through at the time that brought you to that place?
I had a pretty rough few months before the gun. I had just come off of a tremendously manic phase in which I created another new company and was going non-stop. I felt the depressive state coming and tried super hard to fight it, but as it always does, it got the best of me. I remember waking up that morning like I typically did, kissing my wife and kids before I left for the day. I was reeling inside with despair, but I had no one to communicate that with. I knew that this was the beginning of a phase that I didn’t want to fight again, and when I saw the opportunity to end it, I tried.
I had an aunt with Bipolar disorder growing up, sadly she did not get over hers and died at 32 after turning the corner trying to get her life back. How did you know you had Bipolar?
I knew I had some disorder from the age of 13, but back then, there was little known about Bipolar- disorder. It really wasn’t until I tried to take my life that I realized I needed help from a professional because I knew that it would only be in time before I tried again. After I pulled the trigger, the rush of adrenaline and emotion immediately pulled me out of the despair (for the moment) and it was then I realized that there is always a way out. If I could control my adrenaline or get more of it, then I could escape the despair. Now, that works to a point, and I have fought extremely hard my entire life to find that perfect balance. I still contend, but things have got substantially better.
Please go by The Huffington Post for the rest of this AMAZING Interview with Justin Peck here: “The Huffington Post” – Kimberly Jesika, Contributor
Check out this YouTube Video and listen to Justin Live!
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** Presented By Author/Columnist, Catherine Lyon **