Brisbane teacher who cared too much – ended up in psychiatric facility. Serves as a warning to all of us. Make a great movie! … Spencer Howson: ABC Radio
‘Karen’s story of courage and inspiration Traveling through the story with Karen and her family has allowed me to understand the impact of mental illness and what the joy of recovery really means.’ Richard Nelson, CEO of Queensland Alliance of Mental Health
ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness reveals how Karen Tyrrell, a dedicated Australian teacher is repeatedly harassed by parents at her school to breaking point and beyond. In a fit of desperation, she escapes and runs.
Police and medical professionals discover her hiding in a lonely motel, forcing her into the frightening world of the psychiatric system.
The reader is taken back to the classroom, discovering how the harassment affected Karen as we journey through her gradual decline and disintegration leading to her incarceration.
Later Karen performs an ‘experiment’, purposefully stressing over a disturbed student, keeping herself awake at night – all in order to kick-start the creative ideas she craves.
Karen reveals her psychic relationship with her psychologist, her pitch-black manic dreams and her two personas. ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher. HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead, and she’s very psychotic.
Why did she become so crazy?
How did she claw her way back from Insanity?
*5 STAR* REVIEWS: Me and Her: a Memoir Of Madness
I was totally hooked …
This is one of the strongest hooks I’ve ever read – it was instant. I know this is real; I know this is your pain and your anguish ─ but my goodness, congratulations on your bravery. ~
─ Kaz Delaney, author of Dead, Actually – Allen & Unwin, 2012
“Me and Her: A Memoir Of Madness… An emotional tale of overcoming barriers associated with mental illness” The Reporter: April 25, 2012
‘I’m using Me and Her as inspiration for a mental health support group to take an active part in their recovery. I have recommended a sign in the book room Karen Tyrrell creative writing group – stories of loss, grief, hope and recovery’. Art Antonius, mental health advocate, leader of mental health group
~ AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Karen Tyrrell reveals her struggles with bipolar disorder in her new book. Me and Her sends out a positive message about the resilience of the human spirit ~ Albert & Logan News: April, 2012
“Important and Courageous Book “
Karen Tyrrell has made a significant contribution by telling her story of mental illness in her courageous memoir. In brave and beautiful prose, Karen recounts her struggle with bipolar – telling not only how she became ill, but also her desire to understand her illness and prevent a reoccurrence.’ Audrey Streetman, USA mental health advocate, author of memoir ‘The Well’
~ I recommend Me and Her for: People with bipolar disorder OR who know people with bipolar. Daniel G, Reviewer for MC Reviews, mental health activist
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The sequel ME & HIM : a Guide to Recovery will be out In March 2013.