A man is searching for the kind stranger who persuaded him not to jump off a bridge into the River Thames in 2008.
Jonny Benjamin had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was struggling to cope when he attempted to commit suicide on London’s Waterloo Bridge exactly six years ago, on January 14.
He was very calm and said “Please don’t do this, I’ve been where you are and you can get better. Let’s have a coffee and we can talk about this,”‘ Jonny said.
‘He reminded me of what people do every day so the normality of it was really inviting.’
Jonny changed his mind and agreed to climb back over the railings, where police were waiting to help him. He has since turned his life around and is now a mental health campaigner, but he is desperate to find the man responsible for saving him that day.
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