It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies): Inspirational people open up about their mental health
*The Sunday Times bestseller*
'Reading this book made me feel more normal about the things I feel sometimes... It's a great book; however you're feeling, it'll help' - Ed Sheeran
It's OK if everything might feel a bit overwhelming.
It's OK to talk about it.
It's OK to not want to talk about it.
It's OK to find it funny.
It's OK to be human.
Over 70 people have shared their...more
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Mental health is still stigmatised, and it's about time that ended. A person's mental health is so important to one's quality of life, yet ...more
Firstly, to Scarlett and every single person that has contributed to this collection, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing each of your mental health stories, I know just how brave it is to be so simultaneously vulnerable yet strong at the same time and one day I hope I’ll be able to get to a place where I can share my story without feeling ashamed and deleting my words and saving them for another time.
On a good day it's a wonderful read, on a bad day it's a lifeline, this something everyone should read.
"All the royalties are going to the INCREDIBLE give us a shout – the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text line.
It can be hard to review a book that is not actually a book, but rather a collection of essays. What do you do? Do you go nit-picking story by story, praising one contributor while shrugging about the writing skills of another? Or do you try to recap the recurrent theme, the one that is glaringly obvious ...more
A positive, uplifting and affirming book which I would highly recommend everyone reads; whether or not they are struggling with mental health.
I really wish I’d had this book about 11-12 years ago when I was going through my own mental health crisis. When you’re a teen and you suddenly experience anxiety, panic attacks and depression which lead to self harm and dropping out of school, and generally feeling like you don’t want to be alive anymore, it can absolutely seem ...more
My main issue with this, there were too many stories. So overall it was hit or miss, some stories were more compelling than others. A few definitely got me thinking and offered a new perspective, but I honestly found one or two a bit self indulgent, or perhaps lost on me. Maybe if you read ...more
This is beyond paper and ink, this is the kind of book that can really change things for a lot of people. And change is something we desperately, wholly need. Please buy (then lend) this book to your Mum, best friend, neighbour, college, classmate and most importantly for yourself.
Have a wonderful day x
Inspiring and good to hear that are more people like me with problems like me.
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The Thread of Sadness by Alexis Caught
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A Secret by Jamie Flook
Ok. Some don't want to go to work and ...more
74 essays/poems/illustrations/song lyrics/diary entries/steam of conscious etc.
Some I found myself relating to, some were funny, some were heartbreaking, some were like a gut punch and some I haven’t quite processed. What they all share is that they all fall under the overhead term ‘mental health’ and they’re all brave because it is ok to talk about this.
The range of styles and format of how each author approaches their individual piece makes the reading of each ...more
The book is linked to "shout" which is a texting service for those in crisis and sales support this vital resource.