A VERY Long Way is the hopeful non-fiction narrative that provides a rare but relatable insight into the lived experience of an ordinary Australian with significant mental health struggles. Naomi Fryers' book explores her tenacious journey towards recovery, during which she learned many key life lessons. One of the main ones being, the importance of embracing natural self-expression as a means of rediscovering an innate sense of self. A VERY Long Way uses her real-life example of overcoming, as a basis of proof that surviving can translate into future thriving, for those determined to commit to healing. Naomi’s thoughtful writings have graced the pages of many celebrated publications including The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal. She has also worked in a professional capacity in both not for profit and government organisations, advocating for progressive and systemic changes to the mental health sector. In a country where almost forty-five percent of our population will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime, can you afford not to hear her real-life lessons?