About The Book
'Essential reading, not just for anyone struggling with mental illness, but for anyone who knows someone who needs support. That's all of us' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-Up
'An essential, wondrous WOW of a book' Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
It doesn't matter that you've lived in the shadows, that you've slept through years of your life, that you've done things you're shamed to admit even to yourself. It doesn't matter that you're an anxious mess with a shouty monster brain that keeps you from conforming to society's definition of normal.
How to Come Alive Again is a relatable, honest, joyous and above all practical guide for anyone who has a mental illness – or anyone who knows and loves someone who does.
Beth McColl shares what's worked for her and what hasn't, and what she wishes she'd known from the start: from advice on how get through a bad day to the truth about medication and what to expect from a partner.
Here are the basics for mending your life, accepting yourself, and learning to live again.
‘I think everyone should have this on their bookshelf. A beautiful, thorough, kind guide about how to deal with depression and anxiety . . . Caring, funny and with a turn of phrase that is often so glorious it will make you sigh’ Lucy-Anne Holmes, author of Don’t Hold My Head Down
'McColl’s practical and loving book is full of insight and useful steps for making it through and giving yourself a break . . . There will always be something it can give you' Stylist
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