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  • A Promise of Hope

  • A Woman with Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment That Cured Her
  • By: Autumn Stringam
  • Narrated by: Autumn Stringam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn was in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch by the time she was 22. Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying that his family feared for their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a sales pitch?

  • By edd on 02-12-16

A bit of a sales pitch?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-16

I feel the last few chapters were a bit of a sales pitch for the true hope programme/products.

With that said, the rest of Memoir, both the authors and her mothers story, have added some much needed context to my own story. I do recommend this book, just take the sales pitch with a pinch of salt.

  • Anxiety for Beginners

  • A Personal Investigation
  • By: Eleanor Morgan
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Morgan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Eleanor Morgan's first-person account of her own struggles with anxiety was published as part of The Vice Guide to Mental Health and was read by five million people across 15 countries within four days. Anxiety for Beginners will serve as a guide for those who live with anxiety disorders and those who live with them by proxy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit too wishy washy

  • By Carey Baird on 10-05-17

A must for any human - or anyone that knows one.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-16

This book has given me an insight in to an illness I have lived with for all my adult life but knew so little about. It has provoked an internal dialog where I have reassessed my relationship with anxiety and depression and has encouraged me to take action and reject my own denial regarding my mental health.

The books causal language makes it, Eleanor and her experience very relatable. She is unashamedly detailed - a real inspiration to anyone wishing to break down their own barriers. I am sad that I have finished it.

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