How We Got Happy: Stories of Health, Hope & Happiness from 20 Young NZers who Beat Depression


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First print run sold out. While it's wonderful that the initial 1,000 copies are now being used and read around the world, we regret being temporarily sold out. More books on the way! Pre-orders for second printing online soon. Follow us on Instagram (here) to receive notice.

100% of proceeds from the sale of this book go the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Coffee Table Book

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What are the tools young adults are using to build wellness and thrive in today's fast-paced world?

What approaches have others taken?

How can I use wellness tools to help my own family stay well?

The answers to these questions and more are explored in this beautiful, new, hard-cover coffee-table book.

With a strong focus on the wellness tools each of its impressive young profiles has developed, 'How We Got Happy' combines intimate photography with compassionate story-telling to give a unique look into the lives and lessons of 20 self-aware young New Zealanders making the most of their lives.

From students, to salary earners, from parents to party-goers, each person opens up about the lessons they learnt for staying well, and how they now maximise their wellness tools to build healthier, stronger, richer lives than ever before. An asset for the lounge of any Kiwi family with teenagers or young adults, or anybody with a general interest in wellness.

From the back cover:

"How We Got Happy is our youth sharing their stories and ways they got well. Sharing in these stories will help us climb our Everest of mental health - AWESOME!"
- Sir John Kirwan KNZM MBE

"This book reveals insights which today's young people are not often exposed to through social media - it's positive, honest and real. These stories should be in every home in New Zealand."
- Margaret Forsyth ONZM

"How We Got Happy gives a much-needed perspective. A light, open and surprisingly mature look into what keeps young Kiwis well - proving we can learn positive lessons from our younger generation. Nice to see such a positive take on a highly relevant topic."
- Mahé Drysdale MNZM

100% of proceeds from the sale of this book go the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, directly funding the great work they do in the community.

SKU: 10003

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