John’s depression reared it’s ugly head when he was 3 years old. “The black pile” was his constant companion for the better part of 57 years of his life, until he finally found a way out. Yes, you can teach an old(er) dog new tricks!
Crazy, Who Me? is a journey of entrepreneurial leadership while struggling with severe depression; the causes, the effects, the successes, the desperation, the hopelessness, and finally finding the faith john never thought he had. This is his story good, bad, and ugly.
Relating to mental illness requires empathy, not sympathy. The road to empathy requires education. Within the book’s pages you’ll find short and concise lessons to better understand depression and other mental illnesses. After reading the book you could feel you may be suffering from depression, you may admit to it, and finally seek help from a mental health professional. Alternatively, if you sense a colleague, friend or family member is struggling you can be more empathetic and help them to navigate through their complicated lives.
Crazy, Who Me? is the culmination of a life filled with success and failures while coping with mental illness and eventually coming out the other side as an authentic and happy person.
“Crazy, Who Me? is a must read. John’s personal account of his journey with depression is raw, honest and heart-felt. His journey puts a bright light on what depression really is and how to battle it.” Barry Kuntz, Managing Director Black Isle Consulting and best selling author of “Pause” Standout Whenever You Speak.
“John shares his experiences as a father, an entrepreneur and as a human-being, and, shares with the reader the challenges and pain he experienced. The uniqueness of this marvelously written book is his ability to share his life story while educating the reading with regards to depression. John goes into great detail helping the reader understand the disease and how he dealt with it as well as how he continues to manage depression.” Michael Zeidenberg, President Cornerstone Consulting and author of “If Nothing Changes, Nothing Will Ever Change”