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Welcome to Amanda Green’s website

My Alien self my journey back to me Amanda Green e book cover march 2012

My name is Amanda Green, I was born and live in England, UK,  and I have set up this website and have written two memoirs  to share with my readers, the stories 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 – amanda@amandagreenauthor.co.uk  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

Amanda Green pandora box logo

Amanda Green pandora box logo

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 the ‘My Alien Self
: My Journey Back to Me’ 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 Alien Self’ 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 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

 

My sequel (published 9th July 2013) follows on from ‘My Alien Self’ and can be bought on Amazon 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
I would love to hear from you all, so please use any of the comments boxes to share your views with everyone else who visits this site.  And if you would like to receive my NEWSLETTER SIGN UP HERE

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8 comments to Welcome to Amanda Green’s website

  • JJ Keeler

    Are you still doing book reviews? If so, I’d be interested in having you review my book. It’s a memoir about OCD.

    • amandagreenauthor

      Hi there, thanks for your message. I am just in the last edits of my own memoir, but I can make a bit of time to read too. I have not yet read a memoir solely on OCD and as I have suffered a lot with OCD (albeit not as much as you!) I would be interested to read your book and review it :-) I have downloaded a sample via kindle and will take a look at that first…

  • Dear Amanda,

    I’m a marketing manager with Healthline – we provide health information to millions of consumers. We’ve recently developed an interactive learning center dedicated to providing comprehensive information about Bipolar Disorder. We know that this serious mental illness affects millions and have dedicated our efforts to helping in any way we can. We have created a simple infographic to help build awareness of the symptoms, risks and treatment of Bipolar Disorder and would love if you can share this infographic on your blog or social media page(s).

    Would this be something you would be interested in?

    Kind Regards,

    Naiomi

  • Hi Amanda:
    I am a Grandmother raising mentally disabled Grandchildren in Canada, and enjoyed reading some of your posts. I have a blog about the struggles and challenges of raising mentally disabled children which you and your friends might enjoy.

    So many people have mental illness, but are treated as outcasts by society. I see my grandchildren struggle with others’ negative treatment toward them everyday.

    Barbara

  • Hi! I saw your blog at Psych Central and clicked on it… I was surprised to see your book is called My Alien Self! My blog is called Diary Of An Alien, referring to how I often feel like an alien on the wrong planet due to my mental health issues. Is that what your title refers to also???

    • amandagreenauthor

      Hi AngelNicki! Yes ‘My Alien Self’ refers to the alien I felt I was when plagued with mental health issues, didn’t understand myself, nor like myself and felt that I was out of control. I will have to check out your blog – well done for sharing your experiences in writing!

      Take care,

      Amanda :-)

  • Hello Amanda – I wanted to flag up in advance Eating Disorders Awareness Week in 2014 which runs from 24th February – 2nd March.
    http://www.b-eat.co.uk
    info@b-eat.co.uk

    It would be great if you could talk about it nearer the time on your site?
    Kind regards
    Mary George
    Beat Press Officer

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