No Such Thing as Normal

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What to expect

‘Mental illness has led to some of the worst times of my life… but it has also led to some of the most brilliant. Bad things happen, but good things can come from them. And strange as it might sound, my mental health has been vastly improved by being mentally ill.’

From depression and anxiety to personality disorders, one in four of us experience mental health issues every year and, in these strange and unsettling times, more of us than ever are struggling to cope. In No Such Thing As Normal, Bryony offers sensible, practical advice, covering subjects such as sleep, addiction, worry, medication, self-image, boundary setting, therapy, learned behaviour, mindfulness and, of course – as the founder of Mental Health Mates – the power of walking and talking. She also strives to equip those in need of help with tools and information to get the best out of a poorly funded system that can be both frightening and overwhelming. The result is a lively, honest and direct guide to mental health that cuts through the Instagram-wellness bubble to talk about how each of us can feel stronger, better and just a little bit less alone.

(P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Critics Review

  • Bryony Gordon shares practical advice. . . to help us feel a little bit less alone

  • Journalist Bryony Gordon has inspired millions with her honesty and frankness about her mental health. . . this lively, accessible guide is comforting, reassuring and insightful.

  • Bryony offers sensible, practical advice. . . [a] brilliant book

    S Magazine
  • Brilliant

  • An easy, accessible read and should help anyone struggling right now to feel less alone

    Good Housekeeping - 10 best books to read if your mental health needs a boost
  • Bryony Gordon has a knack of speaking about some of the toughest topics in mental health with a normality that encourages others to open up too


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