The Mental Health Book Club Podcast really liked this book. Sydney gave it 5* and Becky 4*. Sydney felt a particular connection with this book as she shares a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. Rebecca also talks about her Bipolar, Anxiety and Depression diagnosis.
Rebecca’s honesty and sincerity comes through in her writing. She is so open about how her life has been and is affected by her mental illness. She discusses medication, treatments and hospitalisation as well as the daily struggles she faces. Her honesty is so moving especially as she discusses her attempt to take her own life.
The courage she shows as she navigates her illnesses is incomparable. The strength she shows as she faces grief, family and other life events is relatable to everyone. Even after publishes let her down she continues to move forward.
The raw emotion and honesty in this book will make it hard for anyone to put down. We were lucky enough to also get an interview with Rebecca to go alongside our review.
We were so happy to speak to Matthew Williams about his book Something Changed: Stumbling through Divorce Dating and Depression. We discuss the impacts of divorce on a young family, what made Matthew start his blog and then change it into a book and what is coming next for him.
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In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again?
August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something
Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking
in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the dark spectre of
Hopes and fears, laughter and tears – all are
encountered along the way to learning some important lessons about love,
loss and life.
‘Have you ever noticed how life’s biggest
lessons are also the most painful? Maybe that’s just life’s way of
making sure we don’t forget them…’