I’m so thrilled to share with you the update about our Mental Health Hero John McManamy. John is an award-winning mental health journalist and author with a great sense of humor!
John is really, really, down to earth, no really–he gets down into the earth and dirt and beauty of nature. You must check and watch some of his “Life from the shack” videos.
John tells it how it is, and gives you the facts. We love his commitment to advocacy and helping our fellow peers.
It gives me great pleasure to give you his update.
Wishing you the best John.
Where Are They Now: Mental Health Hero
John McManamy (MHHero 2012)
The following is a message from John Mcmanmy:
In July 2016, I underwent quadruple bypass surgery. My heart was totally blocked – I shouldn’t be alive. At the same time, I suffered financial collapse and loss of a dear friend. Soon after I recovered and organized my life, in late Jan 2017, I packed my stuff into my old car and hit the open road. I left from San Diego and headed east, sleeping out in nature in my tent and on people’s couches. Ten months, 13,000 miles, and 30 states later, I was back in San Diego, having accomplished a complete circuit of the country. Two weeks later, I was back on the road.
Why is the Caricature drawn with a raccoon and skunk you may ask… It seems a bit odd right?
At the time John has just published a new book titled:
Raccoons Respect My Piss But Watch Out For Skunks: My Funny Life on a Planet Not of My Choosing That I Now – Maybe, Sort of, Not Really, Well Okay – Call HomePaperback – April 18, 2012