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Summary

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK. Depression and undiagnosed mental illness are huge contributors to these deaths, as they're often more difficult to diagnose in men. And those men don't tend to talk about the typical symptoms or visit their doctors.

Meet Tim. For nearly a decade he kept his depression secret; it made him feel so weak and shameful, he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out. And Tim is not alone. After finally opening up, he realised that mental illness was affecting many men around the globe - and he knew that wasn't okay.

A brutally honest, wickedly warming and heartbreaking tale about what it really takes to be a 'real man', written by one who decided that he wanted to change the world by no longer being silent. This is Tim's story, but it could be yours, too.

©2017 Tim Grayburn (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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I'm with you brother.

Thanks Tim! I can relate to many parts of this book. A 46 year old struggling through life, since the age of 9.
I always used to think it was just me, or one of those days.
It's a very good read.
David

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amazingly relatable

Amazing book.
Stigma is a key influence to male suicide. it is nice to find a male author that not only talks about mental health openly, but on a more relatable bases than most.
Many times throughout the book I was questioning if this was based upon my own experiences and for that alone I thank the author.

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it's comforting and encouraging2 see Ur not alone

excellent delivery, I felt the narrator was talking about my own Life and experiences. Definitely worth reading for those who are yet to explore their personal experiences and for the allies who would gain so much insight into the complex nature of the condition. being good isn't good enough! life has more to offer than settling for good. well done to the authors.

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what a journey. I'm on mine and my kid is due soon

I did love it, it was very educational. I hope I can too be fixed. hope to get in touch

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Relatable

Good to be reminded you're not alone. Now I just need to find a performing arts girlfriend so I can start getting better.

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Good entry level book about depression.

If you already know a fair bit, you won't learn much, but the story is compelling and it is refreshing to hear someone being so honest.

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wow!!!

This book is amazing a brilliant read if you have or are suffering from a mental health illness it is definitely a must read

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gave me perspective

as as american female my personal experience with depression was different from the writers. I had more support and no real worry of the stigma men face, yet my feelings and recovery were similar. I listened so I could gather the strength to help a loved one, and I'm hoping he gives this a listen.

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