My name’s Karen Tyrrell, passionate Australian author, mental health advocate, teacher, motivational speaker and workshop presenter.
I’ve recovered from parent-teacher abuse, bipolar disorder AND post traumatic stress disorder.
I wrote ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness … finalist in the Queensland mental health week achievement awards.
My tell-all story about me, an Australian Teacher harassed by parents at my school until I could take no more.
‘In May 2005, my mad half Her, was born.’
Police discover me hiding in a lonely motel, forcing me into the frightening world of the psychiatric system.
ME & HER is about my two personas.
ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher.
HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead, AND I’m very psychotic.
WHY did I become so crazy?
HOW did I reclaim my life?
Click HERE to read #20 pages of ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness .
In 2013, I launched ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery, a self-help mental health manual for everyone, sharing empowering resilience skills and perspectives from the carer’s point of view. Mental health CEOs, managers and leaders gave ME & HIM 5 STAR reviews.
Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery reveals the shock discoveries casting my first memoir Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness in a new light.
I highlight the crucial role of my husband, Steve played as carer in my recovery from parent harassment and subsequent mental illness.
In this self-help memoir, I share practical mental-wellness advice, demystifies meditation, addresses sleep problems and explains how to beat depression and anxiety.
Karen also discloses the dreaded secrets Steve finally revealed to her. ‘On that fateful blue-sky day, my life as I knew it fell apart…“You better rewrite that memoir of yours. What I’m going to tell you now will change everything.”
What secrets did Steve finally divulge six years on?
What impact did those revelations have on their marriage and Karen’s recovery?
Click HERE to read the opening page of Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery
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Mental Health fiction books for children and Young Adults
I’m currently working on three mental health books for children and young adults. These empowering fiction books will be published in 2013-14. They will include discussion questions and FREE activities for teachers and parents.
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I create writing and mental health articles for magazines. I talk on national and international radio, sharing HOPE and empowerment. I present the Life Writing program and Resilience Training workshop to hospitals, wellness centres and the workplace. I presents creative writing workshops to schools and writing workshops to libraries.
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