Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people. Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on BBC Three and Channel 4 on the subjects of mental health and suicide. His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #FindMike, (the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal) went viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide.
Jonny Benjamin blogs about a recent evaluation of the Australian Man Up multimedia campaign, which aimed to influence the online conversation about masculinity and suicide.[read the full story...]
Jonny Benjamin shares his personal story of using social media to manage his own mental health.
The award-winning mental health campaigner has been an inspiration to many, through his frank and hugely informative YouTube channel. His films cover everything from recovery to poetry.[read the full story...]