MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk

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Meet some of the men by watching the book trailer 

A book review can be found at SaskBooks and Rod Pederson Recovery Blog

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When it comes to mental health, too many men are suffering in silence. MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk tells the true stories of prairie men – including Chris Beaudry, former assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos – who have persevered through various mental health challenges. Together, they put a voice to topics including masculinity, mental illness, addiction, sexual abuse, and suicide. These men speak out in raw honesty because they understand that the conversation doesn’t start until someone starts talking.

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Paperback, E-Book


5.5 x 8.5

4 reviews for MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk

  1. Kevin Rempel

    When I think about Allan and what he brings to the world, it’s that he’s able to give others hope. Hope that you are not alone, knowing that it’s ok to not be ok, and believe you can both live and thrive with mental illness.

    The stories in this book are what men need to hear. It’s the nitty gritty. It’s the personas we all have. It’s the masks we wear to demonstrate strength when in fact what we need to do is take our mask off and reach out for help.

    MENtal Health is a book that will help so many of us, especially men, who are suffering in silence.

  2. Rod Pedersen

    I promised Allan I would read it over the weekend but in truth, I crushed it by noon on Saturday. That’s a testament in two ways: 1) I couldn’t put it down, and 2) The book is framed in small, bite-sized chapters which makes it easily digestible. If you have a passion for this stuff, you’ll blaze through it too.

    There are a host of short stories from men from all walks of life sharing their struggles. You want to hear from the guy running through downtown barefoot in a hospital gown and wonder why he did it? That guy tells you in this book. You want to know why farmers are among the most stressed and anxious blue-collar workers and how they deal with it (or DON’T deal with it?). You’ll hear from one young farmer – who’s also a junior hockey coach – on how we’ve been looking at it all wrong our whole lives. You’ll also hear from the First Responder whose PTSD led him down the wrong path before he turned his life around with the proper help.

    And that right there is the biggest key. I’ll admit there’s a tornado of stories encapsulated in the 181 pages which can be a lot to absorb in one sitting. But one key message kept coming through over and over:

    You need to reach out for assistance if you’re struggling. Nobody can do it for you and once you’re tired enough of living in the storm, it’s up to you to take the first step. And if a door or two gets slammed in your face, don’t be discouraged. Try another door. Keep trying doors until the right one opens because you’ll find it.

    Shame, embarrassment and stigma are no longer viable excuses for not getting help.

    Allan Kehler’s book gives you the keys to get your life back.

  3. Michelle Maveal

    This book serves as a guide for many people. Both men and women will step into their path of healing because of it. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wendy Kasdorf

    I highly recommend this book. Both myself and my 18 year old son have read it cover to cover. It’s practical, inspiring, and hopeful in removing the stigma associated with mental health issues; particularly for men.

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