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In Conversation With Jonny Benjamin

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Date(s) - 22/03/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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At Alyth 22 March 2017

Raising Awareness of How to Help People in our Community with Mental Health Challenges

Jonny Benjamin OBE is a Jami ambassador, award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on BBC Three and Channel 4 on the subjects of mental health and suicide.

His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #FindMike, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal, went viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide.

Jonny will be showing his film and discussing the issues that people face with mental health issues.

This evening is suitable for adults and teenagers.

Please book in for this event lynette@alyth.org.uk.

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