How to stay sane in an insane world, with Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas, author of The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health, and co-producer of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Stephen Fry, The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive


Mental health is one of the causes célèbres of our troubled era. The question is: how do you live in tricky times like ours - while carrying all the average baggage of humankind - and stay jolly enough to make it worthwhile? What do we make of the dry diagnoses professionals offer? And, above all, what practical steps do we take on our own behalf and for those whom we love?

Jeremy Thomas brings the expertise of experience and the honesty of the confessed survivor. He makes an entertainment of misery because the first thing to learn is that if you can't laugh about this stuff you're never going to beat it! He debunks jargon, shakes off taboos and gives fascinating insights into a complex subject by blowing away the Hammer Horror mists surrounding mental health...


Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas is an author, speaker and all round survivor. In his early career, he rode the high and lows of the record industry. As a result of overcoming his own battle with bipolar disorder he co-produced with Dr. Tony Hughes the Emmy Award winning documentary Stephen Fry, The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive and is the co-author of You Don’t Have to Be Famous to Have Manic Depression – An A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health. He has written for The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and appeared on BBC tv and radio.

His latest novel, published in early 2016 – The Santa Monica Suicide Club – is a dark crime novel about a failed British actor turned private investigator living in Los Angeles... who finds happiness hunting down a body parts gang.

Jeremy lives in Fulham with his wife Jane, his cat and dog and also spends time writing on the island of Patmos. He considers himself a lucky man.


Stephen Fry: “Jeremy Thomas is a complete original. His writing, like his life, is a whirlwind of brilliance, wonder & blunder. By turns, hilarious and terrifying."

2017Joanie Gorman