Driver talks about the struggle of trucking with mental illness in video


MisFit Trucker opened up to the trucking world about his journey of coping with mental illness while on the road.

He shared a video to You Tube about his struggle with attention defecit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder.

“This video is about bringing awareness and hopefully helps somebody who goes through the same struggles as me or a similar mental health issue” said MisFit Trucker.

He shares the story of his diagnosis, which started in early childhood.

MisFit Trucker details his past treatments and medications.

He opens up about the struggles of maintaining a life of working on the road, while figure out how to best treat his mental illnesses.

“So even though I thought I had it under control by staying in my truck, my highway jailcell, I knew immediately that there’s still that monster back there, that mental illness, and I have to do more to control it,” said MisFit Trucker.

“Trucking is no easy task. It’s even harder when you struggle with a mental illness. Join me on my journey through trucking with ADD/ADHD/and bipolar disorder” said MisFit Trucker in the description of the video.

Watch the full video below.

If you or someone you know needs help regarding mental illness, refer to the resources listed below:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255