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    • Publication date:08 Feb 2018
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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind

My road to staying sane, and how to navigate yours

By Emily Reynolds
Read by Sarah Feathers

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A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.

A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.

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 health

A 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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Biographical Notes

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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  • Publication date: 23 Feb 2017
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A really clear, funny, useful guide to mental health. — Keith Stuart, author of A Boy Made of Blocks
This is a funny, brutal, kind, sobering, remarkably brave and clear-eyed book. Compelling and necessary. — Warren Ellis, author of Normal, Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan
Emily Reynolds is a brilliant writer on an important subject. And hilarious too. — Adam Rutherford
This book isn't just brilliantly written and welcoming in its tone; it's honest, practical and important. It is going to help so many people - including friends and family who desperately want to help a loved one but don't know how. — Emma Gannon, author of Ctrl Alt Delete
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