Jonathan Arenburg is a mental health blogger, writer and published author; appearing in the i'Mpossible's Lemonade Stand III. He has also been a contributing writer for Mental health 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 Files and Men Are Nuts Since 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 counsellor, 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 two children in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Rally Point Retreat provides a quiet, safe, and relaxing, rural setting on Nova Scotia’s South Shore as a respite for essential services members in treatment for CIS/CSI/OSI/OSIS/PTSD to regroup themselves and reconnect with their families, to prevent further collateral damage from traumatic events.
Aids in the recovery of essential service members by providing a safe and secure place for them to rest when struggling with the diversity of PTSD.
"One of the most comforting and therapeutic tools that can be given to someone suffering (yes suffering) from Depression, Anxiety and other forms of Mental Illness, is to know that they are not alone; that others have felt what, and as they do; that what they are feeling is real; and above all, that there is a “road to wellness”. Well done John. You’ve helped to provide this tool".
Abbey's verdict - Blog review of "The road to mental wellness by John Arenburg"
The road to mental wellness is a mental health blog by John Arenburg chronicling his personal experiences with living with PTSD and other mental illnesses. This blog is one that seems to create hope for any and everyone going through illnesses they cannot talk to others about it. But not only does it create hope it helps create awareness especially to the issue of PTSD among emergency workers like firefighters etc that is not usually talked about.
Reading through this blog is almost like living through the blogger's life, his ability to be so transparent with what he has gone through and is still going through is brave and commendable. So far I've enjoyed every part of this blog and learned so much as well.
John is currently compiling his own experiences into two books which will combine his powerful writing abilities and also his experience with coping with PTSD.
This is one blog anyone interested in mental health should be sure to read and follow.
About the blogger;
Abbey is a mental health blogger and book reviewer. She is the writer behind the blog http://www.abbeyschronicle.com,that features mental health content, book reviews and music reviews as well. She can also be found on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/nichelessblog
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