So, I have another book out. This one is an Audible exclusive audiobook, and it’s the thing I’ve been wanting to write for some time.
It’s called Psycho-Logical, and it’s all about mental health. As in, the underlying science and understanding of mental health. It’s my effort to answer all the important questions which often go overlooked or ignored.
We’re repeatedly told they are, but why are depression, anxiety so common?
What’s going on in the brain to produce and sustain mental health problems?
Why are drugs and other therapies effective? And when they’re not, why aren’t they?
All this and more, is stuff I’ve tried to answer in this book, read in the dulcet tones of Matt Addis (my usual audiobook narrotor) with contributions from many good friends, discussing their own issues and experiences, to give a personal, subjective take too.
In light of this, I ended up writing a lot of stuff about mental health in the buildup to and the days after release of the book, some of which was made up part of a ‘blog tour’, which wasn’t a thing I was aware of before but am very happy to learn about.
So, here’s the list of my recent mental health pieces, with some reviews and Q&As thrown in for good measure.
The link between stress and depression … and the 10 simple words that could help – A longread for The Observer
Awareness and Beyond: Why Mental Health Should Never be Ignored – On the importance of acknowledging mental health problems, particularly for men, for Malestrom
Raising awareness of mental health is all well and good, but the hows and whys are important too – For BBC Focus magazine/website
‘Spreading the word about mental health, accurately, compassionately… that’s a priority of mine’ – A Q&A with The Psychologist
10 Things I’d like my readers to know about me, by Dean Burnett – Fun listicle for FemaleFirst.co.uk
Karen Reads And Recommends – A review of Psycho-Logical
Experience versus expertise when writing about mental health – Guest post for LizLovesBooks
MENTAL HEALTH, BUT NOT MENTAL ‘ILLNESS’? – Guest post on the language of mental health, for ThePewterWolf
Staying in with Dean Burnett – Q&A mixed with Guest Post for Linda’s book bag
“Audio Books: A Better Format for Mental Health?” – A guest post about the opportunities of alternative book formats for My Reading Corner
HayleyReviews10 – Q&A with book blogger Hayley
To Listen to this Book or Not? A no-brainer! – A (very positive) review from Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles
That’s about it for now, will add more as and when they go up.