Celebrate Mental Health Week Oct 9-15

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Let’s celebrate Mental Health Week and live our happiest, healthiest life.

I, Karen Tyrrell award winning author, speaker on Resilience and Wellbeing celebrate Mental Health week, October 9-15.

I’m a survivor of mental illness and bullying. When I was a school teacher, parents of my student bullied and harassed me to breaking point. This bullying triggered PTSD and mental illness within me.

I wrote Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness and Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, sharing pro-active coping skills and wellness plans.

I created 6 books to help kids live strong with humor. Books: Song Bird Superhero, STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, Jo-Kin Battles the It, Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra.


I won 3 Mental Health Achievement awards.

Let’s celebrate mental health

50% of us will become mentally ill sometime in our lives. Join the conversation. Prevention is better than cure.

We ALL need a pro-active wellness plan to help us overcome life’s challenges …

The Mental Health Commission interviewed me on my Recovery…

Celebrate Mental Health Week October 9-16

Join celebrations across world. Become a shining beacon for mental health. STOMP out stigma and raise awareness of mental health. Make a mental Health promise to yourself.


 How to celebrate Mental Health Week

  1. Join the Walk for Awareness Brisbane 9th Oct. Step out of the shadows.
  2. Watch ABC TV during mental health week.
  3. Broadcast positive messages on social media about mental health awareness. Add these hashtags. #MentalHealthWeek #valuementalhealth
  4. Join Mental Health celebrations in your local city. Google.
  5. Watch funny movies with your family on mental health… Silver Linings Playbook, Mental and Inside Out.


Let’s Boost your Mental Health

  1. Value mental health. Create your own wellness plan to keep you happy, healthy and mentally balanced.
  2. Practice daily mental health coping skills. Start the day with a brisk walk, slow deep breathing, mindfulness and meditation.
  3. Add a new coping skill or positive healthy habit to your daily routine.
  4. Strengthen your support team. Ask them are they OK? Get them to ask you: RU OK?
  5. Chat with your local GP, Lifeline, Beyond Blue or SANE.

 MEET me during Mental Health Week  for a chat

8 Oct 10-12 Dymocks Indooroopilly

12 Oct 4 -5 pm Song Bird Pantomime Wetherill Park library Sydney FREE event

15 Oct  11.30-1.30 Dymocks Penrith

 Meet me Karen Tyrrell AKA Song Bird during Mental Health Week

Meet me Karen Tyrrell AKA Song Bird during Mental Health Week

REMEMBER: There’s NO health … without Mental Health

How are you boosting your Mental Health?

How are you celebrating Mental Health week?

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2 comments to Celebrate Mental Health Week Oct 9-15

  • Jamie Gratten

    You are a walking talking and active advocate for mental health and wellness. You’ve been on a rocky journey, but whenever I see you now I see a strong confident and positive woman, a role model for mental health recovery and resilience. Keep up the good work and I will see you in Sydney

  • Hi Jamie,
    I appreciate all your kind words of support. Thanks so much. Really looking forward to meeting you in Sydney… Karen 🙂

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