Description - A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind by Emily Reynolds
Emily Reynolds is mad. After years of trying - and failing - to cope with her symptoms, she was finally diagnosed as bipolar in her early twenties. Since then Emily has been on a mission to find the best way to live with her illness, and now she wants to share that knowledge with you. Living with mental illness is isolating, infuriating and painful - but also very boring and, sometimes, kind of gross. A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR MIND is a companion to make the journey feel a little less lonely. A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR MIND offers advice on:-How to deal with exam pressure at school and university-Handling self-harm and suicidal thoughts-Advice for your family and friends -Tips for dating when you are mentally ill (and what to expect when you're on the other side) -Learning how to navigate the internet and the online mental health community-Advice on diagnosis, treatment and maintaining your mental healthA blackly funny, deeply compassionate and extremely practical book, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR MIND is a candid exploration of mental illness that is both a personal account of what it's like to live with mental illness and a guide to dealing with and understanding it.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Author Biography - Emily Reynolds
Emily Reynolds is a journalist specialising in mental health, technology, science and feminism, writing for WIRED, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, and VICE among others. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her early twenties, and since then has been raising awareness and supporting other young people with mental health issues. She also co-founded the Words by Women Awards in 2016.
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