About the Author

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Marc Peters has been living and coping with bipolar disorder since he was 15 years old. He got his start working in mental health advocacy for the groundbreaking organization Active Minds that engages young people in ending mental health stigma and promoting help-seeking. Marc also served as blog director for Glenn Close’s BringChange2Mind. He later became a board member for NAMI Arkansas. His work in mental health has given him the opportunity to speak at events around the country. Marc’s personal story about living with mental illness was featured in the book “Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional” by Dale Archer.  Marc now works for a as a student affairs professional at a university. In his free time, he performs improv comedy and plays (arguably too much) tennis.

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