Friday, April 28, 2017

Hello Me, It's You - Book Review

32078947Hello Me, It's You by Hannah Todd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published October 10th 2016 by Hello Me, it's You

“Keep smiling and being you. Don’t let the world change you”

Hello Me, it’s You is a collection of letters by young adults aged 17-24 about their experiences with mental health issues. The letters are written to their 16-year-old selves, giving beautifully honest advice, insight and encouragement for all that lays ahead of them.

This book was produced by the Hello Me, it’s You charity, set up by the editor, Hannah. Hannah was diagnosed with depression and anxiety whilst at university and found comfort in talking to friends about their experiences, realizing she was not alone in her situation. This inspired the idea for the charity and book. Through the creation of materials such as this, the charity aims to provide reassurance for young adults (and their families) who are experiencing mental health issues and give a voice to young adults on such an important topic. The result of that will hopefully be a reduction in the negative stigma surrounding mental health and an increase in awareness of young people’s experiences. All profits go the Hello Me, it’s You charity, for the production of future supportive books.

Trigger warning: Due to it’s nature, the content of this book may be triggering. Contains personal experiences of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, trichotillomania and other mental health issues, as well as issues such as assault.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring Into Horror Readathon Update

Pages Read: 249
Books finished: 1

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top 10 Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

Since I didn't do a Top Ten last week I've decided to divide this week into what won't make me want to read a book and what will.

First sticking with this week's topic
5 Things That Will Make Me Not Want to Read a Book:

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Into Horror Readathon

I shouldn't be admitting this but what the hell. Last week I had a total mental melt down. It was basically one of those "I'm sick and tired of the way things are, I need to get the hell out!" But of course if I could I would have done so by now.
I've actually gone on about this a bit before here, yes it is recurring, so let's just move on. Especially since I just realized that the Winter Read-a-thon also ended on a bit of a down note. I do have happy moments, none that immediately come to mind but this week seems promising. She says while sitting alone in a house that is peacefully quiet.