Salisbury man encourages local men to speak up about mental health

Salisbury man encourages local men to speak up about mental health

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:06am 7th April 2019.

Lewis Jefferies has written a book about his experiences in the hope it will help others.

21 year old Lewis suffered issues last year following the death of his Grandad.

He's written 'Mental Health and Me', charting what happened in his situation and the kinds of help and support that meant he's been able to recover.

Lewis Jefferies Mental Health Book
Lewis's book 'Mental Health and Me'

The proceeds of the book are also going to charity.

Lewis has chosen CALM, or Campaign Against Living Miserably - a male suicide charity.

He's also backing the Stars Appeal, in particular the Radnor Ward at Salisbury District Hospital which looked after his Grandad in his final days.

Lewis says he hopes his words will mean others can get the support they need:

"Since publishing the book, I've had a few people coming up to me and saying I've read the book and saying how it has helped them and how they've managed to reach out to people and get the help they need. They maybe didn't realise that their mental health has deteriorated and they've read it and realised that we're not all separate and alone through this, there's everyone here together that can help. It's not talked about enough."

Lewis's book is available in paperback as well as on Amazon Kindle and iBooks for Apple devices.

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