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Logan author proves all write

Logan author Karen Tyrell has just completed her second book. Photo: Supplied / The Reporter
Logan author Karen Tyrell has just completed her second book. Photo: Supplied / The Reporter Contributed IR190213BOOK

FOLLOWING the success of her first book about overcoming her own mental illness, Logan author Karen Tyrrell has continued to share her journey in the release of her second book.

One year after publishing Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, Mrs Tyrrell has just published the sequel Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery.

This new book will be publicly launched next month.

In this book, she divulges the crucial role her husband played in her recovery process after she suffered a mental breakdown and was placed in a psychiatric hospital.

In addition, the book also shares practical advice which she believes could help others.

"I'm very passionate about mental health," Mrs Tyrrell said.

"I want to empower others to recover from mental illness and reclaim their lives.

"My book, Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, will help everyone on their own quests for mental happiness."

Mrs Tyrrell said the book was split into two parts.

"Part one is a self-help mental health and happiness book where I share practical mental-wellness advice, demystifying meditation, addressing sleep problems and explaining how to beat depression and anxiety," she said.

"Part two is my dramatic memoir as it was happening from December 2011 to September 2012."

Taking just over a year to write, Mrs Tyrrell said her latest book was "extremely challenging to write".

"This book exposes personal history about me and my husband Steve," she said.

"It tracks our traumas and our real-life dramas dealing with mental illness.

"I only hope my revelations will lead to a greater understanding of mental illness."

With two published books already under her belt, Mrs Tyrrell said she would continue to write on the issue of mental health.

She has already planned a mental health picture book for children which is scheduled to be released this October, as well as three additional fiction books which will be unveiled next year.

Mrs Tyrrell will launch her new book titled Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery at the Logan North Library on Tuesday, March 5, at 6pm.

To reserve your seat, phone the library on 3412 4140.

Mrs Tyrrell's book can also be purchased from her website at www.karentyrell.com as well as amazon.com.

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