5 classic books about mental health

  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath This book follows Esther Greenwood, a brilliant young woman who has depression. It is a bit autobiographical The fact that it was written over 50 years ago is a marvel. While it might not say anything surprising nowadays, for back then? Incredible. Prozac Nation Mrs Dalloway Girl, Interrupted  

mental health awareness week 2019: reading recommendations

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week 2019! This is a week where people are: ...bringing more attention to mental health problems so that people can better understand mental health issues in themselves and others. Since 2001, Mental Health Awareness Week has focused on a different theme each year. This year's theme is body positivity. I personally … Continue reading mental health awareness week 2019: reading recommendations

Furiously Happy review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Jenny Lawson (also known as The Bloggess) is the author of Furiously Happy, a memoir in which she talks about her experiences with anxiety and depression. She is hilarious, a bit strange, and very wise. In LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. … Continue reading Furiously Happy review

Interview with author Graham Morgan

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Today I am very pleased to be interviewing author Graham Morgan about his memoir 'Start', the publishing process, and being under a compulsory community treatment order. Trigger warnings: death, mentions of depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse,  In 2018 you published your memoir, 'Start'. Could you please give a brief synopsis of what … Continue reading Interview with author Graham Morgan

5 poetry books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would put together a list of 5 poetry books that talk about mental health. I know poetry isn't for everyone, but I would seriously consider giving these a go! Some of them are really accessible for people who don't think that poetry is … Continue reading 5 poetry books about mental health

Walk A Mile review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Walk A Mile by Chris Young is a memoir about his struggles with BPD and how he set up the charity Walk A Mile with See Me Scotland. As a kind, chatty, and good-humoured man with a zest for life and a passion for helping people, Chris Young adored his job as a social worker. … Continue reading Walk A Mile review

10 picture books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Yesterday was International Children's Book Day, so I thought I would put together a list of children's picture books that talk about mindfulness, emotions, and being yourself. I was kindly sent a copy of Antoinette Clark's new picture book Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees via the publisher (thank you)! Illustrated by Russel Wayne, … Continue reading 10 picture books about mental health

You Asked for Perfect review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman is a young adult novel that explores queerness, the pressures of high school, and family relationships. Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard - really hard - to make his life look … Continue reading You Asked for Perfect review