This book is about how mentoring can play a role in your mental health journey. Mental health is a topic that I love to discuss and have written about. It is a topic that we need to be more open about and discuss with those that we trust can support us throughout our journey. Even during the good days! This book had an interesting take on mentoring by describing how to utilize it within the context of mental health and within the workplace.
When I think of the word mentoring I think of someone who has been doing the job that I want for a long time and has had great success. From that success, they are able to assist me in learning how to succeed in that position. I had never given mentoring a thought when it came to mental health, however, Doug does a wonderful job of shedding light on how the two can go hand in hand.
What I liked about the book were the stories that were shared. The author shares bits of his story to show you that not only has he done the research but he has lived through it. There are a few other people that the author interviewed for the book who also share their stories. It is through stories that I think we can truly impact and make a difference for others.
You should have a basic knowledge of what a mentor is before reading this book. It is a tool to show you the benefits that can come from mentoring; it is not a ‘how-to’ guide.
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