WE ARE WHAT WE OVERCOME
One man's journey to good mental health via a very bad idea.
Sometimes asking for help is hard, and turning a mental health crisis into a live music show, album, podcast, and now, a book, is much easier! Moderate success never felt so euphoric.
Nestling somewhere in the middle of Matt Haig and Charlie Mackesy, Matt McGuinness writes with passion and frankness.
Coming Autumn 2022.
And So To Edinburgh...
Rather than see a psychiatrist, Matt, a musician, with no theatrical experience, choses to perform an unwritten show at the single greatest arts festival on the planet, the Edinburgh Fringe.
No such thing as a straight line...
Weaving stories of how he got to and came back from the brink of suicide, this is the path one man took from breakdown to talking publicly - there’s no such thing as a straight line.
From Liverpool and Antony Gormley's naked torso, to a nightly, very public counselling session. It’s not recommended by NICE.
When does it start?
"Who knows when anything starts. There is no definite time or place when things take a turn.
I suppose there rarely is anything so specific.
Who knows when that line is crossed; when does a headache become a migraine, sadness becomes depression? When does a fleeting question become a statement of fact?"