Finding Happiness after the Gloom … Karen Tyrrell
I’d like to introduce Karen Tyrrell to my website today, author of ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. When Karen was a teacher, parents at her school harassed her to breaking point and beyond. She became severely stressed, anxious and sleep deprived. She spent an extended time in a psychiatric hospital with severe bouts of bipolar mania and psychosis.
Now she’s recovered and published ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. She shares her positive mental health strategies with everyone.
1. What was your first step in your recovery?
When I finally admitted my illness, my journey to recovery truly began. I sought treatment and attended therapy sessions with one goal in mind, to become well.
2. What was the key to finding your happiness?
I survived those bad days by taking up writing, scribbling down what was happening to me, trying to make sense of my intense confusion. Writing became a necessary outlet to express myself, to get in touch with my emotions and seek answers.
3. What daily strategies do you use to empower yourself to stay well?
I have a repertoire of coping strategies including visualisation techniques to enable me to ward off future episodes. Self-knowledge and self-awareness arms me with defensive weapons, fighting against chances of future outbreaks of Bipolar.
Each day I maintain a healthy lifestyle by walking briskly, by eating a healthy diet, minimizing stress, and taking time out to relax. I keep a calm night routine to receive my full quota of restful sleep.
Today I have found my true Happiness. Writing is my passion and creative outlet, a way to share my recovery story with others. My doctor tells his patients about my recovery from Bipolar Disorder to offer hope.
ANNOUNCING … ME & HER eBook
To find out more about Karen Tyrrell and where to purchase ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness, please check out her website. Please go to http://www.karentyrrell.com and click on BUY BOOK to purchase an eBook!
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