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The Boy between by Amanda and Josh Prowse

The Boy between by Amanda and Josh Prowse Review by Dave Davies I get sent loads of mental health related books but this one stands out for me as a father who can actually put myself in the shoes of Amanda and her husband Simeon. The book cleverly tells the story of a young man who went to University coming from a “normal” and loving family who were proud and supporting of Josh. The book tells the story of how Josh “fell apart” with the 2 sides of each part of the story seen from Amanda’s eye and then Josh’s.
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The Bipolar Kid by Kody Lincoln Martin

The Bipolar Kid by Kody Lincoln Martin Published on 9th October 2013 Author House UK From the very first sentence I was already whisked into Kody’s shoes, the thoughts inside his head and his family around him, he speaks in layman’s terms with no fancy long words to impress anyone, which gives a very honest and stripped back look into his character, not also to mention very endearing! This authenticity flows very naturally all the way right through to the end of the book. Even when I first saw the picture of him halfway through, I could not have matched a
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HOPE WITH ANXIETY by LYNN CRILLY

Hope with Anxiety by Lynn Crilly Published by Hammersmith Health Books on 19th November 2020 Mental illness makes the headlines almost every day, often because of the stigma and misunderstanding that still surrounds it, and it is books like this that play a key role in breaking that taboo. The author and her family have their own experience of mental illness and that shines out of the pages of Hope with Anxiety. Lynn's tone is not that of a doctor or a psychotherapist. While she is an experienced counsellor for young people with mental illness, her voice is clearly that of a
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Time to Talk by Alex Holmes

Time to Talk by Alex Holmes Published 1st April 2021 by Welbeck  Publishing As I read the final page of Time to Talk and close the book, I really felt as though the author Alex Holmes was sitting next to me bringing the pages alive with a easy, honest and open conversation. Alex has used his own experiences with mental health issues and the challenges that can come with being a man of colour growing up in London to create this honest and open book challenging the idealistic stereotype of the ‘macho’ man and all that is associated with the image.
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Who Cares by Sara Challice

Who Cares by Sara Challice Published by Hammersmith Health Books on the 8th June 2020 As the pandemic is still fresh in the memory, as is the rise in poor mental health, more of us have become carers. We want to be there for our loved ones but, due to the stress of caring, many of us end up falling mentally or physically unwell ourselves. Sara Challice’s uplifting and pragmatic book for carers – whether you care for someone with a mental or physical condition –offers support, experience and simple psychology to help you look after your own mental and physical
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