Book Review – Me & Him-A Guide to Recovery
by Jill Smith©March2013
Author: Karen Tyrrell
Publisher: Digital Future Press
This book shares skin peeling insights into how to recover from mental illness, keeping tabs on the triggers, employing calming techniques to overcome potential regression, the daily battle to keep on track of mental well being.
I found many of the self help suggestions, first outlined by explaining Karen’s own journey, then bullet point summaries, closing the chapters with My message: tips, helpful for any reader willing to undertake self examination of their own thoughts.
I particularly found the revelations of Karen’s Him Steve own journey into depression and recovery enlightening. I felt that in, Me & Her A Memoir of Madness, mostly from Karen’s point of view, I found myself thinking, poor Steve, I wonder how he coped. In fact he didn’t cope all that well, he still soldiered on though, as most people do in impossible situations, because they have no option.
Again Karen is to be congratulated on achieving so much and being able to do this with her HIM Steve at her side. Firstly getting published, as any aspiring writer is aware is a big step, pursuing her career as a workshop presenter, becoming an accredited speaker with SANE Australia, promoting mental health through social media, radio interviews and public speaking.
I admire Karen and Steve for sharing their lives with the many people who find life’s hectic pace taking a toll on their mental well being.