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Remember This When You're Sad

A Book for Mad, Sad and Glad Days (from Someone Who’s Right There)
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

Maggy Van Eijk knows where the best place to cry in public is: the top deck of a bus, right at the front. She also knows that eating super salty liquorice or swimming in an icy cold pond are things that make you feel alive but aren't bad for you. 

These are the things to remember when you're sad. 

Turning 27, Maggy had the worst mental health experience of her life so far. She ended a three-year relationship. She was almost fired (twice). She lost friends and made bad decisions. She drank too much and went to A&E over 12 times. She saw three different therapists and had three different diagnoses. She went to two burns units for self-inflicted wounds and was escorted in an ambulance to a mental health crisis team. It was quite the year. 

This book is about anxiety and depression, Maggy's panic attacks, teenage bulimia and disassociation. But it's also about being a young woman with the added pressure of having an untrustworthy mind. Remember This When You're Sad is a brave, beautifully written and important book that lays bare the true reality of mental illness in the hope it can help others through their turmoil.

©2018 Maggy van Eijk (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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FANTASTIC LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF THIS BOOK!! I couldn’t stop pausing it, taking in some great notes and playing over and over

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This is a superb book from inside the experience of developmental trauma (the term borderline personality disorder is an insult to developmentally traumatised persons!) - funny, very practical and helpful to therapists (me included). I highly recommend this book. It was well written and read - human and honest. Buy it!