Today is the 5th February which means it's time to talk about mental health for at least five minutes. This is the campaign run by time to change
I am taking part by announcing the launch of my book of poetry "an alphabet of mental health" which raises money for Rethink mental illness; one of the charities behind time to change.
Here is the introduction to the book:
1 in 4 people in the UK are affected by mental illness.
Someone you know will be living with a mental illness, in fact many of the people you know. You might not know they are living with it, they might never want to talk about it, but it will be impacting their life to some extent every day.
Emma is one of the 1 in 4.
She has survived many depressive episodes, lives in recovery from an eating disorder and suffers periods of anxiety. This book contains 27 poems selected from the hundreds she has written which tackle the issues of mental health.
To purchase a copy visit the shop
or to purchas a kindle edition visit amazon