Today’s article is profoundly personal and of significance to anyone who has entered into the shadows of mental illness. I often talk to Jon about the articles published on LEN. He is particularly interested in the articles published next week about the mental health aspect of our health.
He asked if he could take a recorder and microphone to record a personal view of mental illness. Who could refuse Jon? After he made the recording, he said ‘Do not edit it too much Ian’. It is my hope people will benefit from my words. He also asked if I would listen to the recording for the first time when I was alone. No doubt I entered a place of great privilege.
If you listen to the whole of Jon’s recording, you will enter this place of potential healing yourself.
Jon Sharpe’s “Kindest of Words”
There is some minor editing because of the long spaces between his free-flowing thoughts, nothing is removed Jon talks for twenty minutes, and what a story he describes.
It is essential to recognise the bravery required to talk with such intimacy on a subject feared by many people. Jon’s ‘Words of Kindness’ is one of the most significant articles LEN has published to date. We all benefit from these ‘Words of Kindness’.
Many Face’s of An Incredible Man
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All that remains is to thank Mr Jon Sharpe for this superb and intimate recollection of a painful episode most people could only imagine.
Thank You – Mr Jonathan Sharpe
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