The Mental Health Book Club LOVED this book, both Sydney and Becky gave it 5*. Not only is it well written and edited, it is also honest and insightful. Jonny is open about his journey from being on the bridge and his encounter with Neil Langbourn, who talked him down on that fateful day, to the amazing mental health campaigner he is today.
Learning about Jonny’s campaigning in schools and in the
private sector as well as him accepting his MBE is inspiring. Jonny not only
addresses how far society has come in accepting mental health as equal to
physical health but he also speaks about how far we still have to go,
especially when it comes to men’s mental health.
Jonny also speaks of the impact of his Jewish culture and
sexuality had on his mental health. A topic that is not always addressed. He
discussed his relationship with his parents and his worry about worrying them,
and the difficulties that brings to his asking for help and support from the
people he loves.
Jonny gives advice on self-care through his own experiences
with mindfulness and positivity. It is heart-breaking to read at times but also
leaves you in awe of Jonny’s endless kindness and compassion.
This book is a fantastic read, especially for anyone who
ever wondered what dealing with mental health illnesses is like. Jonny has
schizoaffective disorder and is very open about his experiences with this long-term