This Is Not How It Ends

Jehan Casinader

Jehan chronicles  his four-year battle with depression, and how he used the power of storytelling to climb out. Many of us think our brains are broken, but in fact, our stories are broken.

As an award-winning TV journalist, Jehan Casinader told other people's stories - until he lost control of his own. Severely depressed, he tried everything - from mindfulness to massage; pills to Pilates. None of it made a difference.


This Is Not How It Ends chronicles Jehan's four-year battle with depression, and how he used the power of storytelling to climb out. He argues that many of us think our brains are broken, but in fact, our stories are broken. Jehan began an experiment on himself. Could he rewrite his past? Could he reinvent his character? Could he create a whole new plot?


This gritty, vulnerable book will challenge readers' understanding of mental distress, and give them the tools to reframe their own life stories.

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