ALL ABOUT RON
WOLVES ARE BRAVE AND WOLVES ARE SMART, DON'T EVEN THINK TO SHOW THEM YOUR HEART
Hello, my name is Ron, nice to meet you, how do you do?
This is a story all about myself and my life. As you can see I am a Wolf, and a very successful Wolf at that. I have a fantastic life - fantastic kids, fantastic wife and oh such wonderful style, wouldn't you agree!?
Successful, sharp and a little bit snazzy. Thats me. Would you like to know the secret to my success in life? I'll tell you . . . Strength.
Never show how you feel. Hold it all inside. Brush it under the carpet and all will be alright. Thank you for stopping by, and see you later.
Ron is told from a young age to be brave and to never show how he feels. As Ron gets older and becomes a successful young Wolf with a loving family, Ron realises that he is unhappy inside, and learns that it actually takes great courage to say how you feel . . .
Did you know that male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK? Shocking isn't it?
This unfortunate fact is the inspiration behind this story. One of the main reasons cited for male suicide and depression in general, is the stigma still surrounding mental health issues today, in particular for men, who feel uncomfortable talking about their feelings, which can sometimes not be encouraged from a young age. We tend to tell boys and men to be brave, not to cry and to 'be a man', and we live in a 'stiff upper lip' society, but yet we struggle when they can't say how they feel or don't get the help they need when they need it.
Because of this stigma, it has almost become worse to admit that help is needed than it is to continue to suffer . . . this needs to stop.
The aim of this book is to try and help stop this, even if just a little. The story aims to open up a large issue to the next generation. Hopefully it gets the message across that it's ok to say how you feel, to cry and to struggle. The book should help open up discussion and contribute towards ending the stigma. Finally 100% of the profits from the sales of this book will be going to mental health charities to further try and help the change.
Male suicide is something that has affected my life personally. What is so sad about it is it could have been and can be prevented.
I hope this book can be a small contribution towards the cure.
Thank you for reading :) Take Care x