Boys Don’t Cry
Why I hid my depression and why men need to talk about their mental health
A completely honest and open account of depression and anxiety
Tim Grayburn is a former city worker turned playwright and performer. His book 'Boys Don't Cry' is a refreshingly honest account of his experiences with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts and feelings.
The book is wonderfully candid about how Tim attempted to hide his depression from himself and those close to him, and how that made things much harder in the long run. He talks openly about the impact of his mental health on his relationships and working life. He talks about drug and alcohol abuse, and his difficult relationship with anti-depressant medication. These experiences are retold with brutal honesty, humour and hope.
The book is also a testament to a better tomorrow, as Tim meets and falls in love with Briony, who not only supports him to address his mental health and embrace it as part of him, but also encourages him to use his experiences to help others. The results are spectacular and heartwarming. A great read.