ME & HER story Published in HER Magazine

HER Canberra online magazine published a feature story on why I, author Karen Tyrrell wrote her gutsy memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness.

HER Canberra divulged the trauma I experienced as a primary school teacher when parents at my school harassed and terrorized me to breaking point and beyond.

Belladonna Took, HER Canberra journalist focussed on the plight of teachers who at the mercy of abusive parents.

HER Canberra magazine, with a daily reach of ten thousand readers, reviewed my expose memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. HER Canberra is a website for women, featuring the voices of local writers, talking about everything from fashion to food; BOOKS to bars; children and career. ‘If it’s part of ‘HER’ life you’ll find it on HER Canberra.’

Belladonna, from HER Canberra requested an interview …                                              

On the events behind my demise, leading to my incarceration in a psyche hospital …

‘Allie’s parents swept into her classroom like a maelstrom, dishing out spoken, written and psychological abuse on a daily basis. Karen details the parents’ harassment of her in her book, Me & HER: A Memoir of Madness. …But the parents’ “campaign of terror” didn’t stop there.’

‘They invented new ways to torture me. Allie started delivering abusive and threatening notes with her parents’ demands.

‘Or they left scribbled threats inside her homework book…It intensified with them complaining to the principal and to the Education Department Office…Each day they whinged to the school office threatening legal action.’(pg 7).

Later Belladonna reviewed ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness

‘Karen published her long-awaited book, ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness in May this year. Through sharing her story, Karen hopes to provide “a deeper understanding of mental illness and how we’re all vulnerable.  That mental illness presents like any other illness, having symptoms, diagnosis, treatment … and most importantly, recovery.”

Karen Tyrrell has turned a very bleak situation into a hopeful and inspirational one. Her journey is certainly one that we can all relate to-because ultimately, ME & HER is a story of the human spirit triumphing over adversity.’

READ the full story HERE  … Please come back here to share your comments.

Thanks HER Canberra and Belladonna Took for publishing such a thought provoking article on teacher harassment, mental illness and recovery.

You can buy Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness from Amazon as an eBook or in print here. And you can also download my FREE eBook *Top 30 Tools for Wellness* Healthy Mind, Happy Day here.

What did you think of HER Canberra’s story on teacher harassment,  abusive parents and mental illness?

How did Belladonna’s article raise awareness of mental health issues?

Did I reveal TOO much to the journalist?

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4 comments to ME & HER story Published in HER Magazine

  • Excellent article. Congrats to all.
    Families like that should be kicked out of school. What a ridiculously politically correct world we live in.

  • Thanks so much Anthony for checking out my Magazine story. I’m so chuffed with the empathetic story and supportive review!
    YES, I agree those parents “should” have been kicked out … Karen 🙂

  • Heather Golding

    An excellent review Karen, and no you didn’t reveal too much, just enough to whet the reader’s appetite! 🙂

  • Thanks Heather for dropping by here with a comment.
    Thanks for your feedback on whether I revealed too much … glad it only “whet the readers appetite”.
    See you on Saturday at the Logan Writers Forum … Karen 🙂

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