Walk A Mile

Tales of a Wandering Loon

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As a kind, chatty, and good-humored man with a zest for life and a passion for helping people, Chris Young adored his job as a social worker. But things fell apart when, in 2008, he was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. His illness brought about the end of his calling and he found himself in need of a new project and purpose.

And so it came to be that in 2011, Chris began a campaign called Walk a Mile In My Shoes. He walks around the edge of the UK – the edge of society is where many people with mental health problems feel they are – without spending any money and relying on the kindness of strangers.

In 2015, he joined forces with See Me Scotland to distill the success of the coastal walk into a series of events, inviting other people to join him and discuss mental health. He encouraged them to literally walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon is the story of how a normal, nurturing childhood turned into one of neglect and abuse and how this, combined with a little faulty brain wiring, led to a severe and enduring mental illness.

Publication date: 15/11/2017
Paperback / softback ISBN: 9781911246534 321 pages
Ebook/Digital download ISBN: 9781911246541 328 pages

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