"This book is about my life facing up to mental health issues that took me completely by surprise. I couldn't understand where they came from, or why they hit me. As it got worse and worse, it felt like it took complete control of my mind - which is really a horrible and scary situation to be in. My life changed drastically, and if I hadn't done something about it, I would not be in a position to write this book. But I did do something, and if you're struggling, you can too..."
Silent Assassin of Your Average Jonny is the true story of John McNicoll, an average guy that all of us can relate to, who found himself unexpectedly struggling with his mental health. Without a family history of mental illness and with no idea of how to cope with it in himself, John recounts how he struggled in silence for years, feeling embarrassed and reluctant to show what he perceived as weakness.
This is a book written for people like you and me, in clear and accessible language with practical tips and strategies for picking yourself up and staying focused on what's most important in life: you and your mental well-being.
In a friendly, easy-to-read style, John shares his own mental health journey, reflecting on a cycle of panic attacks, anxiety, and a constant stream of negative thoughts. The book then details his introduction to hypnosis and how it led to a reevaluation of his life choices - including diet, fitness, and the negative impact of social media.
Finally, each chapter provides a summary of key points, tips and suggestions for readers on how to break free from self-destructive behaviour and guides them toward a path that includes:
Silent Assassin of Your Average Jonny is proof that anyone can take charge of their mental health and positively turn their life around.