ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness: UNCENSORED

Healthy lifestyle advocate, Rebecca Mugridge requested an uncensored interview on ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness, mental illness and bullying, wanting me to reveal ALL!

Rebecca, author of The Pram Diet and upcoming book Healthy, Happy Mums was seen on A Current Affair, in WHO, Woman’s Day, and That’s Life magazines.

Check out Rebecca’s interview on ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness


Q Tell us a little bit about your amazing book.

ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness reveals how parents and their child repeatedly bullied and abused ME, a teacher (Karen Tyrrell) until I could take no more. Each night I screamed out, tormented by ghastly terrors. I escaped into an altered state of reality, transforming into my mad half, HER.
ME: Teacher, wife, mother and Writer
HER: Manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead, and she’s very psychotic!

Q What is it like to have a book published and share your gripping personal story so openly?

An extreme roller-coaster of emotions. Totally exhilarated one minute, sharing my tell-all story to help others. The next minute I’m over-whelmed with gut-wrenching angst over my personal disclosures for the world to scrutinize and judge.

Q What would you say to others who might have a loved one in the situation you were in or maybe have been there themselves?

Don’t bottle up your angst and torment! Share your abuse with someone. Seek counselling and talk therapy straight away. Don’t pretend you’re OK when you’re not.

Q What is Bipolar?

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder where people may show symptoms of a high mood and over-the-top behaviour. Other times they may show low moods feeling depressed and anxious. Medication and a pro-active wellness plan can stabilize and manage bipolar disorder.

Q Do you think more can be done for mental health in Australia?

Those with mental illness and mental health issues are screaming out for help. So many sufferers are left undiagnosed, untreated or turned away from over-filled hospitals. Or if they’re lucky to secure a bed, they’re released far too early.
I’m one of the lucky ones to recover, able to share my wellness strategies.

Q Do you think the population needs to be made more aware of how much damage we can do to one another?

Bullying and abuse are running rife in our society. Victims retain deep emotional and psychological scars, often resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues.

Q Where can people buy your book?

You can buy ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness via Amazon Read #20 pages for FREE here.

Q Where can people find information on events, to listen to you speak or read your blogs?

Please check my TABS  to find out more about my mental health blogs and events,

 Download my Free eBook *30 Top Tools for Wellness*

Check out the full interview at Rebecca’s website.

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2 comments to ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness: UNCENSORED

  • Thank you for sharing your story and insights in such a fantastic interview Karen. You truly are such an inspirational person, spreading such important and powerful messages and your book is truly a must read that grips the reader from the first few pages.
    Thank you for the interview,
    Rebecca x

  • Hey Rebecca,
    Thanks for your insightful interview questions and giving ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness such a positive rap.
    Thanks for your incredible support for mental health and helping me spread the positive news of Hope & Recovery … Karen 🙂

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