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All Blacks Dont Cry As someone just going through early stages of anxiety and depression this book gave me real hope and helped me understand what I was going through It's very hard to explain to someone when you cannot understand the problem yourself but reading this in the language and style it's written has helped me immensely Should be readily available in the UK I was IN AWE when a Legendary All Black Rugby Player John Kirwan came forward and spoke of major anxiety issues and depression at the height of his career some years ago issues he delicately called ‘freaking out’ I enjoyed this book specifically for men dealing with anxiety andor depression Rugby in New Zealand IS New Zealand and unfortunately that makes these mere rugby players ‘gods’ To have such a talented player and man stand up publicly and tell his story when no one else would even utter the embarrassing words “Mental Illness” has helped changed SO MANY lives since his story was told JK is hero to an entire generation of New Zealanders His ethic is incredible as evidenced by and in this bookHis story was shared at a precipice of New Zealand culture a turning point in the way we view mental health This book is at its best while JK his friends and family are struggling through the process of understanding mental health This is an excellent book not in the sit down and escape kind of way but in the I can do something for myself or loved one Here in New Zealand this guy is a famous sports hero and to publish such a book is outstanding It is very revealing but incredibly useful for somebody who is dealing with depression either themselves or as a support person The language is appropriate but the type set big with nice pictures so a non reader will not be put offAs a health professional there was nothing new or surprising for me however he demystifies the realities of mental health beautifully and deals with much of the stereotypical perceptions well So much so I have recommended it to several patients within a day of completing itA well constructed thought provoking self help book I hope he is the next coach of the All Blacks it would do much to empower the best in men If you know someone who is suffering from depression and just don't understand this book will help you can't expect to understand something you've never experienced but you can understand and empathise once you 'get' that this isn't about you it's about them This book does an amazing job of fighting the stereotypes of depression and mental illness In All Blacks Don't Cry John Kirwan remembers the the walk he went through battling severe depression and also gives tips of getting through He proves you don't have to be a soft person as many think to suffer from depression It was great he addressed the stereotype of Kiwi guys needing to be 'tough and invincible' as it simply isn't possible for people to never have times they find hardA great memoir I think this would a book of great support to people suffering What JK has done for mental health especially men's mental health in New Zealand is nothing short of well words kinda fail me Heroic life saving life changing he is just brilliant For people outside of New Zealand I can't emphasise enough how big a deal it was for John Kirwan to write this and discuss mental health issues in the open If it can happen to the most successful individuals in the ultimate man up silent and strong community that is rugby it can happen anywhere I think it has helped innumerable people to gain awareness of mental health in themselves and their loved ones and also to give them hope John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand and world rugby had ever seen A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby he seemed to live a charmed life Nobody knew though that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of tormented fear Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high profile sportsman Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out seeking help from those closest to him All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope of working through the pain and living a full life a poignant inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression 'I've been to hell and I'm back If you're in that same place then I understand what you're going through'^ top It feels like JK is talking to you personally talking to you So humble so practical and real An easy read for anybody in depression recovering or learning about it

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