How I Manage Mental Illness

Karen Tyrrell: Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery

I proudly shared my victory over parent-teacher bullying, bipolar disorder and PTSD with a mental health forum, to help those struggling with mental illness.

Kasia O’Shea, a manager at Richmond Fellowship Queensland had requested I reveal my personal story behind Me & Her: [...]

Snap Magic Review Book Giveaway

Meet Angela Sunde, Gold Coast author and illustrator … and her new children’s fantasy novel Snap Magic.

Q. What does embarrassing tween secrets, Halloween magic and pumpkin soup have in common? A. Angela Sunde’s bewitchingly funny children’s novel Snap Magic for mid-graders 9-12, sequel to Pond Magic.

SNAP Magic: Magically Mysterious and enchantingly funny…

Twelve [...]

Mental Health Achievement Award

Kerry Armstrong Actress and Me: Karen Tyrrell

YIPPEE! I’m celebrating! … I’m finalist in the 2014 Mental Health Week achievement awards.

I’m so proud I triumphed over mental illness, writing my recovery and resilience books… Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery (wellness tips for adults) Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully [...]

From Psychotic Patient to Mental Health Advocate

As an initiative of Mental Health week, I was an invited guest of PA Hospital Brisbane, and had the opportunity to share my personal experiences with the patients and staff of the mental health wing, of how I manage my Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I arrived early, my heart pattering as I [...]

Celebrate Good Times at Sanity Fair

Come to Sanity Fair Mental Health week community event.

A special day to celebrate the possibility of wellness, resilience and recovery.

Sanity Fair raises awareness and address stigma around mental health.

“Nearly half Australians experience signs and symptoms of mental health distress so it’s important for people to feel OK even just to talk about [...]

Create & Publish a Picture Book Workshop

EVER wanted to Create and Publish a KIDS Picture Book? Join me, Karen Tyrrell award-winning Brisbane author-teacher as I share my pro-active steps in creating and publishing a successful children’s picture book … FREE Event

I’ll share my step-by-step tips …

• Features of a successful picture book • How to create unforgettable characters [...]

Destiny Road by Melissa Wray WIN $20 Gift Cards

My friend, Melissa Wray celebrates the second anniversary of DESTINY ROAD her YA novel. Win two $20 gift cards!! What sparked the idea to write Destiny Road? Recently Melissa Wray was asked this question by Uncommon YA. Here is her very personal response.

We moved to North Queensland when I was 14. After a [...]

Logan Mayor buys Bully Prevention book for Schools

STOP the Bully at Logan City Council

With much pride, I Karen Tyrrell author teacher handed over a bulk order of STOP the Bully children’s novel to Logan Mayor Pam Parker to send out to Logan Schools.

STOP the Bully empowers kids 8 to 12 with bully prevention skills in a heart-warming story [...]

WINNERS of the River City Writers Conference

The inaugural River City Writers Conference went off with an eXplosion of energy! I was so proud to be part of this electric experience as an award winning author presenter, sharing my personal story of my survival from bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness, inspiring me to write ME & HER: A Memoir [...]

Inspiring Logan Women Event

INSPIRING Logan Women presents four women sharing their powerful stories. Women who have walked a difficult path gaining valuable insight and personal strength from their experiences.

I, Karen Tyrrell will reveal my personal story as a victim of parent-teacher bullying and subsequent mental illness. And how I recovered to become an award winning resilience author [...]