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No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom

Bryony Gordon

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Mental health services, Coping with anxiety & phobias, Self-help & personal development

A practical guide to mental health from leading mental health campaigner and bestselling author, Bryony Gordon.

'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.

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Praise for No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom

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

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

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

  • Brilliant - OK!

  • 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 - Happiful

  • If you've found yourself in a bit of a rut of late, these warm, wise words could be just what you need. She's properly funny, too - Women s Health

  • Bryony Gordon is a fabulous writer and a great mental health advocate and this is a timely entry on the virtual bookshelves. . . she covers a myriad of subjects from sleep to self-image, and offers tools and advice to build readers' resilience and tackle their issues head-on. - Muddy Stilettos

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Bryony Gordon

In the twenty years that she has worked for the Telegraph, Bryony Gordon has become one of the paper's best-loved writers. She is the author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers plus The Sunday Times Number One bestsellers You Got This and Mad Girl which were both nominated for British Book Awards. She is the presenter of the Mad World podcast and in 2016 she founded Mental Health Mates, now a global peer support network which encourages people with mental health issues to connect and get out of the house. In 2017 she won the MIND Making A Difference Award for her work in changing the perception of mental health in the media. She lives in South London with her husband and daughter, and their two guinea pigs.

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