Your twenties can be isolating, infuriating and painful – but how do you stay healthy and realistic when you're also dealing with depression, mania, or anxiety? Emily Reynolds's A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind explores the unique challenges, including:
• How to deal with pressure at school and college
• Tips for dating when you are mentally ill (and what to expect when you're on the other side)
• Handling self-harm and suicidal thoughts
• Advice for your family and friends
• Learning how to navigate the internet and the online community
• Advice on diagnosis, treatment, and maintaining your mental health
A blackly funny, deeply compassionate, and extremely practical book, A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind is all at once the author's personal account of what it's like to live with mental illness, a guide to dealing with and understanding it, and a companion to make the journey feel a little less lonely.
About the Author:
Emily Reynolds is a writer/broadcaster from London. She has written about mental health, feminism, sex, science and tech for Observer, VICE, Wired UK, etc., blogged extensively about mental health and sits on the National Lottery's Youth Leadership Panel.