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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind: How to Be

A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind: How to Be "Normal" in Your Twenties with Anxiety and Depression

by Emily Reynolds


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Your twenties can be isolating, infuriating and painful — but how do you stay healthy and realistic when you're also dealing with depression, mania, or anxiety? Emily Reynolds's A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind explores the unique challenges, including:

• How to deal with pressure at school and college
• Tips for dating when you are mentally ill (and what to expect when you're on the other side)
• Handling self-harm and suicidal thoughts
• Advice for your family and friends
• Learning how to navigate the internet and the online community
• Advice on diagnosis, treatment, and maintaining your mental health

A blackly funny, deeply compassionate, and extremely practical book, A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind is all at once the author's personal account of what it's like to live with mental illness, a guide to dealing with and understanding it, and a companion to make the journey feel a little less lonely.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492642091
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,118,273
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Emily Reynolds is a writer/broadcaster from London. She has written about mental health, feminism, sex, science and tech for Observer, VICE, Wired UK, etc., blogged extensively about mental health and sits on the National Lottery's Youth Leadership Panel.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Diagnosis 1

Self-Care 23

Dating 57

Education 87

Self-Harm and Suicide 125

Family and Friends 157

The Internet 189

Recovery and Relapse 205

Resources 229

Index 237

Acknowledgments 245

About the Author 249

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