JFS Speaker Event - Jonny Benjamin MBE speaks with his father

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Kenton

HA3 9TE

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JFS is proud to present the first as part of a series

The Journey To Hope and Recovery

Jonny Benjamin MBE shares his very personal journey with mental illness, from first seeing a psychologist at the age of 4 to being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, at the age of 20. This diagnosis and hospitalisation led to Jonny ending up on the edge of a bridge in January 2008. Fortunately a complete stranger talked him off the edge. After a long period of recovery, Jonny launched a search to find this stranger in order to thank him. The search went viral and led to the two reuniting. Today, Jonny talks openly together with his Father about this experience, and the impact mental illness has on loved ones as well as the individual themselves. Ultimately it is a story of overcoming adversity which they hope will break the stigma and shame surrounding mental illness.

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