The Text Message That Saved A Life: Justin Brey's Incredible Story

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Our conversation today revolves around life-changing moments and the remarkable power of personal transformation. Get ready to be inspired as we introduce our guest, Justin Brey, who has a remarkable story to share.

On December 19th, 2020, Justin faced a life-altering decision. He had driven out to the mountains with a suicide note, ready to end it all. But at that pivotal moment, a text message from his brother-in-law changed the course of his life forever. We'll delve into the details of that message and how it had a profound impact on Justin's perspective.

Justin's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. It's not just about hitting rock bottom; it's about finding the courage to climb back up. We'll take a deep dive into his journey, discussing the struggles he faced, the battle with addiction, and the arduous path to healing. This conversation may get intense at times, but it's filled with hidden gems and valuable lessons that can inspire all of us.

Before we embark on this compelling dialogue, I encourage you to connect with Justin Brey on various social media platforms. Follow his journey and gain insights from his experiences – it's time well spent.

Now, let's journey into the world of personal transformation, resilience, and the profound impact of discovering one's purpose in life. Join me in this eye-opening conversation with Justin Brey on The Break podcast.

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  • (2:06) Justin's rock-bottom moment
  • (6:56) What was missing that led to Justin's place of despair
  • (10:42) How Justin started thinking on an Eternal timeline
  • (11:35) Attaching happiness to external things
  • (14:04) What Justin was running from and unhappy with
  • (15:18) Selfish mindset
  • (19:20) How Justin's selfish mindset manifested
  • (20:43) Impacts of the gym/working out
  • (23:46) Shiny object syndrome/grass is greener notion
  • (25:20) Justin's recent job transition
  • (27:20) Origin story of Heare Brotherhood
  • (36:51) Heare Brotherhood oath
  • (36:09) The night Justin wrote the oath
  • (42:09) Motivation for other Heare Brotherhood founders
  • (43:50) Men's mental health issues
  • (47:16) Elements of a safe space for men
  • (50:57) Purpose of the Heare Brotherhood app
  • (55:23) What's next for the Heare Brotherhood
  • (57:30) 3 things that have helped Justin the most in his mental health journey
  • (1:02:50) Justin recently shared his suicide note with his son. What he learned from that experience.


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  • "You always say the grass is greener on the other side. That's never true. The grass is greenest where you water it. You get to decide where the grass is greenest." - quote from Justin
  • "If you know that you are not the only one going through that and that others are experiencing it - it helps so much." - quote from Justin
  • "Men need a community. Men need a brotherhood. We all need that to live a happy and fulfilling life." - quote from Justin
  • Connect with Justin on the Heare Brotherhood website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.