My name is Amanda Green, I was born and live in England, UK, and I have set up this website and now written my memoir to share with my readers, the story of my issues with mental illness, therapy and recovery.
I have just started up a free newsletter mailing list and when I have enough subscribers I will be sending out an inspirational newsletter with new information. (just press ‘join the MAILING LIST’ on the right hand side of this website to join it). I am hoping that my readers will join in and share their stories with me, either in the comments, or by emailing me for inclusion on the website or in the newsletter – firstname.lastname@example.org I have also added the ability to subscribe to my website and you will receive an email each time I publish a new article to the site, to keep you up to date – just click on the link on the right hand side of this page ‘subscribe to Amanda Green author by email’ to join).
I am also regularly posting many articles, pages and selected links on this website about Borderline Personality disorder, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety/panic attacks, thyroid issues, eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia), alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse/rape, Quetiapine (Seroquel anti-psychotics) and Citalopram (anti-depressant) medications, therapies such as Cognitive behavioural therapy and paranoia, dissociation and psychosis – all of which I have experienced in one way or another either myself or those I know and I hope that they compliment the story I am sharing in my book as they are more focussed on mental health, whereas my book is a story. There’s information about these disorders, mental health charities, mental health forums, mental health campaigns, about the stigma surrounding mental illness and some of my personal experiences and healing as well as celebrities with mental health issues and living with mental health issues in the family.
I hope you will find these interesting
You will see that my logo is a locked box and this is because one of the main things I had to do to heal myself was to deal with adverse things that have happened to me in my past and my aim was to put them in a ‘pandoras box’, close the lid on them and lock them away, so that I could forgive and forget the past and concentrate on the future. I realised that holding onto the past was harming me in the present time and it had to stop. Therefore, I decided this would be an apt logo for me to share and be recognised with. Plus green is for ‘go’ (‘go for it’ I thought) and is also my name.
You will see the main feature on my book cover is a keyhole in keeping with the locked away bad memories theme – this portrays that readers can unlock everything for themselves when they read it.
My memoir is a story of my life, showing normality and how mental illness crept into it and tore me apart. But my memoir is not a depressing read, nor is it a slow read, as it has many ups and downs, adventures, exciting events and delves a little into drugs, sex and rock and roll. It is totally real and honest and because of that, I have not taken out sexual references, scenes or abuse or swearing where those things occurred, but this is purely to show reality and not for effect. My story is a written as my journey through life and how I fought my inner demons and past to heal myself. There are real letters, emails, text messages and conversations in this book together with diary excerpts inserted at times throughout the narrative when poignant in my story.
Read more about my book My Alien Self – My Journey Back To Me by CLICKING HERE, It is now published (31st May 2012) on Kindle e-book which is BPD awareness/mental health awareness month. Go to the UK Amazon page by CLICKING HERE and the USA Amazon page by CLICKING HERE First great news is that you can read the first 10% of my book for FREE either on your kindle or directly on the Amazon website on your PC, laptop, MAC, handhelds etc. And the other GREAT news is that you do not need a Kindle reader to read kindle books, everyone can read them, just by downloading the free software from Amazon – you can read kindle on: PC, ipad, iphone, ipod touch, Android phone, Android tablet, MAC, kindle cloud reader, Windows phone 7 and Blackberry! To read more about this and find links to the Amazon pages for the downloads see my page by CLICKING HERE
I have also added a sample of my writing – see it by CLICKING HERE and a small piece from my book about my mum and dad – CLICK HERE
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