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Reviews and feedback for ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

I self published my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ just over four months ago and so I thought I would put together some of the feedback and reviews and post them on a static page on this website.

Some feedback is wonderful, some makes me cry but all of it is

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How Twitter works for me as an author, social abuse, mental illness stigma and is social networking and impulsivity a good combination?

Earlier this year (February 2012) I joined Twitter and, and shortly after, facebook. I was finishing the editing of my memoir at the time, and I wanted three things from Twitter.

Firstly, I wanted to be able to show my book to people who I thought it could help (because I self published I don’t

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Share your story to help stigma and others’ understanding of mental illness

Social networking and personal blogs are a valid addition to the world of mental illness and mental health. Not only do professionals share their knowledge but sufferers and families of sufferers are sharing more and more the stories of their journeys through mental illness. This not only brings the subject out in the open more,

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Let’s crush the stigma surrounding mental health issues

I have a few passions apart from wine and good food etc 🙂 Saving the orangutan and creating awareness of palm oil and rainforest destruction issues, creating awareness of mental health experiences, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder which is still little known about by the general public, and trying to crush the stigma surrounding mental health

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Reasons to stop the stigma surrounding mental health issues

The fact is that one in four of us will experience some form of mental health issue, but in reality, I think, with today’s fast paced and stressful environment and economy, there are far more than that, and many people live with mental health issues in ignorance, because they don’t affect them enough to cause

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Depression symptoms, information and help to get better

Depression symptoms, information and help to get better

There are many forms of depression, which can have a negative affect on moods and emotions, thinking patterns and how a person views life as a whole, physical fitness and energy levels, the ability to concentrate and/or sleep and interest in sex. At the lower end of

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