24: Don't Bottle it Up with Mark Cook
This is the first time Mark Cook is telling his story on a public platform and what a privilege to hear his journey. With no father in his life, an alcoholic mother, losing his gran at 8 years old and figuring out his sexuality, he had a mental breakdown while on the M6 motorway which led him to resign from his job and begin his path to recovery.
We discover how leading an inauthentic and double life due to shame has a negative impact on mental health and will eventually leak out. Mark's message is simple: Don't bottle it up because the bottle will eventually explode. Mark is a perfect example of using his adversity as a stepping stone to helping people through his platform BeOpen. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn or connect with him on his Be Open website.