How to Survive Suicide

How to survive suicide is one of the HOT topics raised in October: Mental Health month.

Let’s talk about suicide and suicide prevention …

Those who survive suicide are conflicted with opposing emotions: guilt, regret, fear, grief, relief and gratefulness.

How can Suicide SURVIVORS recover and thrive?

Meet writer Mel Hall: who suffered long term […]

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 […]

I’m Finalist in Mental Health Achievement Awards

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 […]

Magazine Published article featuring ME & HER

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 […]

Coming Home: Children’s Book on Depression: Giveaway

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 […]

Celebrating Mental Health Week 7-13 Oct

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 […]

My Story Published on Queensland Health Website

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 […]

SQUEE! I’m Finalist in Mental Health Week Writing Comp

SQUEEE! This week I’m celebrating Mental Health Week, the ultimate opportunity to share my story of recovery and hope. I’m pouring all my creative energies into pushing mental health issues to the forefront.

Last Sunday I launched the Life Writing program which Queensland Health contracted me as co-facilitator. I delivered the first two sessions to […]