A shocking, heart-rending and blisteringly funny account of what it's like to live with mental illness, by a powerful new comic voice.
When Michelle Thomas suffered her first major depressive episode six years ago, she read and watched and listened to everything about mental health she could get her hands on in an effort to fix herself. God, it was tedious. And, quite frankly, depressing.
Which is the last thing she needed.
What she did need was a therapist who would listen and offer a wellness strategy catered to her specific needs. What she got was advice to watch a few YouTube videos and a cheerful reminder that 'it could be worse'.
An honest, hilarious and heart-rending account of living with mental illness, My Sh*t Therapist will help you navigate the world, care for your mind and get through sh*t diagnoses, jobs, medications, boyfriends, habits, homes and therapists. You'll find no scented candles or matcha tea 'cures' for mental illness here. Instead, learn how a modern woman and her friends and followers navigate life with their brilliant but unpredictably sh*t brains.
Having a crappy mental health day? I've got you.
Want to chat antidepressants and breakdowns?
Pull up a pew and let's get into it.
Michelle Thomas is a writer and broadcaster from rural North Wales, now based in Bristol. In 2015 she made international headlines when she wrote a blog about being body-shamed after a first (and last) date. The blog has now had over 500k views, and Michelle received thousands of messages of support from all over the world.
Since then, she's written for the Guardian, Independent, Stylist, Standard Issue, IB Times and Shortlist.
Her specialist subjects are feminism, body image, mental illness and dating, but her Instagram followers are also familiar with her terrible cooking, good and bad hair days and an on/off relationship with fitness.
Mind Body Spirit
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