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About the Book
Created by Josh Rivedal and Kathleen Myre, Lemonade Stand: Vol. III is a compilation of 20 stories from those who have served in the emergency services and the military. In it, the authors talk about their battles with PTSD, a debilitating and for many, a life-long mental illness. So, If you are from the military or emergency service's, perhaps this book can help you combat the feelings of isolation and fear that frequently comes with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sometimes, just knowing that their are others out there, just like you, can provide you with the strength and courage to speak up and or get the help you need. The intention of this book is to help with that....You're not alone.
Also, Lemonade Stand: Vol III was written to help combat the stigma that often accompanies mental illness, best of all, it attempts to give all you served their countries and communities a voice... Which is amazing!
JoshRivedal is an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and diversity in 100+ locations across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. He is the founder and executive director of The i’Mpossible Project--a non-profit media company designed to entertain, educate, and engage on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity and social change. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB and published by Skookum Hill in 2013, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list.
Jonathan Arenburgis a mental health blogger, writer and published author; appearing in the i'Mpossible project's Lemonade Stand III. He has also been a contributing writer forMental heath talk,a column in his local paper. In addition, he has also written for the mental health advocacy organization; Sick Not Weak
Jonathan has also appeared on several mental health-related podcasts Including: A New Dawn, The Depression Filesand Men Are NutsSince being put off work because of PTSD, Jonathan has dedicated his time to his mental wellness journey while helping others along the way.
Educated as an addiction’s counselor, he has dedicated most of his professional life of eighteen years, working with those who have intellectual disabilities, behavioural challenges, and mental illness.
He has also spent fifteen years in the volunteer fire service helping his community.
His book, "The Road To Mental Wellness,"goes into detail about his life-long battle with depression, anxiety and more recently, PTSD. In it, he hopes to provide insight on how mental illness cultivates over a lifetime and, if not recognized and treated, how it impacts the entirety of one's life; right from childhood into the adult years. Jonathan lives with his partner and two children in Nova Scotia, Canada.
This book is currently still being written so stay tuned for updates! If you want to contribute to funding my book, click the link below. Thank you!