‘Clever, kind, funny and wise, this book is an uplifting and useful addition to your self help library.’ Daisy Buchanan, How to Be a Grown-Up
We’re all talking about mental health a lot more now than we were ten years ago, which is great . . . isn’t it?
Kate Lucey has been ‘officially’ depressed (as in, diagnosed) for six years. In that time she’s been subjected to reams of well-meaning but ultimately bad advice that misunderstands what it means to live with a mental illness.
In this funny, honest, no-nonsense guide to mental health, Kate draws on the expertise of psychologists and therapists, explains how she’s learnt to best manage her mental state and disproves the many myths that surround treating depression. Covering the effects of exercise, medication, friendship groups, work, alcohol and more, this book will validate your feelings and certainly won’t tell you to Get a Grip, Love.
Kate Lucey is an experienced digital journalist, public speaker, and panel mediator and has worked with brands from Cosmopolitan to The Sunday Times Style to advise on how to effectively talk to millennials. She regularly writes about mental health for a range of publications and is currently living in Paris. Get a Grip, Love is her first book.
'Clever, kind, funny and wise, this book is an uplifting and useful addition to your self help library. Kate's voice is such a big, positive part of the evolving mental health conversation. This book made me feel like I could actually survive 2020. It's brilliant.' Daisy Buchanan, How to Be a Grown-Up -
”'In her wittily titled no-nonsense guide to mental health, [Kate] writes about her experiences of depression with insight, honesty and even humour.” - Independent
”'A quirky, candid memoir … This will have huge appeal to anyone who feels they’re at rock bottom; it will also enlighten their friends.” - Evening Standard
”'A raw, honest, necessarily uncomfortable and funny insight into depression.” - Jo Usmar, This Book Will Make You Happy