A BOOK OF HEALING AND HOPE BY NEW ZEALAND TV JOURNALIST JEHAN CASINADER
As an award-winning TV journalist, Jehan Casinader told other people's stories – until he lost control of his own. Severely depressed, he tried everything – from mindfulness to massage; Prozac to Pilates. Was something missing?
This Is Not How It Ends chronicles Jehan's four-year battle with depression, and how the power of storytelling helped him to survive. He argues that many of us think our brains are broken, but in fact, our stories are broken.
Jehan began an experiment on himself. Could he rewrite his past? Could he reinvent his character? Could he create a whole new plot?
This gritty, vulnerable book will challenge readers' understanding of mental distress, and give them the tools to reshape their own life stories.