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 […]
WOOHOO! I’m celebrating! I’m finalist for the 2012 Mental Health Week achievement awards.
I’m so proud I’ve triumphed over mental illness, writing and sharing my recovery memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness.
I’m honoured Queensland Alliance of Mental health and Open Minds “recognized my devotion to improving the understanding and awareness of […]
Her Canberra magazine published an article featuring me: Karen Tyrrell and my recovery story ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. She shared my ten top tools for eliminating STRESS.
Her Canberra journalist, Belladonna Took wrote a powerful article “Open Your Mind – Mental Health Week 2012” with staggering statistics on mental illness.
“One in […]
As a mental health advocate and teacher I, Karen Tyrrell would like to welcome Australian children’s author Sharon McGuinness to my blog today. Sharon launched Coming Home, her powerful picture book with an uplifting message on depression.
Coming Home delivers a hopeful story about Gemma who watches her dad as he sits alone in his […]
WOOHOO! I’m celebrating mental health week! I’ve TRIUMPHED over bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I created ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness, a teacher’s honest story of being terrorized by parents, my escape and incarceration by police into a psyche ward.
I share my positive guide to Recovery and my tools for wellness […]
Queensland Health invited me to be part of a cutting edge mental health media campaign! Last October, during Mental Health week, Queensland Health launched the Change Our Minds initiative addressing stigma and discrimination. Immediately, I thought of the attention grabbing Emily TV ad. ‘I can treat my mental illness … How you treat me because […]