How I would prepare my younger self for my role today

Mar 10, 2016

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Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner, author and vlogger, reveals what he wished he could tell his younger self about finding passion and purpose ...

In January 2014 Jonny launched a social media campaign called Find 'Mike' to search for the stranger who talked him out of taking his own life in 2008. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness. Jonny’s quest went viral and attracted broadcasters around the world. Eventually 319 million people were said to have followed his story.

Jonny found the stranger he was looking for, Neil Laybourn, and since then he has been an active mental health campaigner. Here he reveals how he would prepare his younger self for his role today.

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