Author Uses Humor to Thwart Depression, Fight the Stigma Associated with Mental Illness
John Shuchart, a successful entrepreneur, educator and author, has penned a new book, “You are not the brightest of my four sons”… and other depressing things that have been said to me. Shuchart wrote the book after going public with his own recovery from depression. He wants readers to understand that mental illness is a biological disorder, a disease like cancer – and that there is no reason to be embarrassed about having the illness. He also wants readers to laugh and feel better when experiencing a depressive episode, and Shuchart provides plenty to laugh about in the book.
“Ernest Hemingway once said, ‘A man’s got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book,’” Shuchart stated. “I laughed when I saw that quote. Trust me, based on what I’ve been through, this book should be hilarious!”
Shuchart uses humor to reframe the traumatic events in his life that can trigger depressive episodes. He provides examples of the reframing technique in You are not the brightest, and encourages readers to make laughter a part of their approach to mental wellness.
By sharing his story of overcoming a life filled with obstacles while building a number of successful businesses, he hopes to encourage others to talk openly about their mental health issues and get the care and treatment they need.
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