It’s Not OK To Feel Blue (And Other Lies), by Scarlett Curtis
Recommended by Leeds Mind
“This is an anthology of essays from more than 60 inspirational people, including TV personalities, writers, influencers, politicians and musicians. The essays span a broad range of experiences with mental health, such as dealing with different cultural assumptions, to LGBTQI+ trauma and pride, experiences of getting sectioned, issues of body image and much more. The beauty of the range of these varied stories being represented in one place is that it really highlights that we all have mental health, just as we all have physical health, but everyone’s experience is unique.
While there are inevitably some dark and difficult experiences detailed, overall the book is hopeful, and has been described as ‘a love letter to humanity’. Author, Scarlett Curtis goes on to say: ‘it is a shout, a scream into the noise that let’s everyone know they are not alone’. At Leeds Mind, we believe that everyone deserves support and respect. This collection offers an insight to just how broad the term ‘everyone’ is.” – Emily Cotter, Marketing, PR and Communications Officer at Leeds Mind