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The stranger on the bridge : my journey from despair to hope

Benjamin, Jonny2018
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In 2008, 20 year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him - a decision that saved Jonny's life. Fast forward to 2014 and Jonny, together with Rethink Mental Illness launch a campaign with a short video clip so that Jonny could finally thank that stranger who put him on the path to recovery. More than 319 million people around the world followed the search. ITV's breakfast shows picked up the story until the stranger, whose name is Neil Laybourn, was found and - in an emotional and touching moment - the pair reunited and have remained firm friends ever since. 'The Stranger on the Bridge' is a memoir of the journey Jonny made both personally, and publicly to not only find the person who saved his life, but also to explore how he got to the bridge in the first place and how he continues to manage his diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.
Main title:
The stranger on the bridge : my journey from despair to hope / Jonny Benjamin and Britt Pflüger ; foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bluebird Books for Life, 2018.
Collation:
209 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781509846429 (hbk. :)
Local class:
B BEN 616.898009
Language:
English
BRN:
4346005
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