- Title Anxious Man
- Author Josh Roberts
- Year 2020
- Genres Memoir, Mental Health
One night three years ago Josh Roberts went to a party. The next morning he awoke to discover his mind had collapsed. In a matter of days he went from being a fun loving, seemingly successful twenty-something to a hot mess of tears and nerves. Eventually he was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Since then, he's been mending his mind, rediscovering happiness and learning to live his nervous life. Anxious Man is the story of all this. Told with originality, wit and great humour, it's an essential guide for mental health and a thought-provoking exploration of the millennial condition.
This is such a good book. It’s just the simple insight and opening up of one man’s struggle with his mental health - something that needs to be, and gradually is being, talked about more. I think it’s crucial that there’s no big catastrophe that causes Josh’s mental health problems - of course it’s so tough for him but a clear example that brains are really complicated and can just sometimes change the way they work.
Well-written, open, honest, insightful and optimistic, whilst also being realistic. I would recommend this to everyone, whether suffering themselves or not.
Rating: 5 / 5