A Bridge to the Future, Jonny Benjamin MBE

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Ten years ago, Jonny Benjamin was at a low point. He was talked out of a suicide attempt on Waterloo Bridge. His quest to find the man who rescued him, Neil Laybourn, became famous. Jonny’s now written a book about his story, his illness and his progress towards recovery. Jonny talks to us about how far he has come on his journey and the help he’d like to see for others with mental health problems in the future.

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