Book Review It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis

This isn’t just a book. It’s a shout, a scream that cuts above the noise and lets everyone know they are not alone!

We are living in the middle of a mental health epidemic and we have a choice: we can either be like all generations who came before us and be floored by it – or we can start to make a difference.

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Here are the extraordinary people making that difference – Other People Don’t Feel Blue (and other lies) is a collection of stories and essays from those who have suffered through the worst, and know what its like to fight to feel better.

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The book features essays from over seventy public figures including Davina McCall, Dawn O’Porter , Elizabeth Day, Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Fearne Cotton, Gemma Styles, Hannah Witton, James Blake, Jamie Windust, Jessie Cave, Lauren Mahon, Lena Dunham, Mathew Kollamkulam ,Matt Haig, Miranda Hart , Mitch Price , Montana Brown , Naomi Campbell ,Reggie Yates , Sam Smith , Scarlett Curtis, Scarlett Moffatt and Simon Amstell. Each talks about what mental health means to them.

All the royalties from the sale of Other People Don’t Feel Blue (and other lies)  are going to the amazing Give Us A Shout– the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text line in partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It’s a powerful read. Funny, sad, clever, relatable and important, it’s a collection of carefully curated essays which is part of the global movement that is working to dismantle the shame that surrounds mental illness. It highlights the power of words and how the good they can do.

Here at Fuzzable, we think this isn’t a book. This is 70+ people telling you it’s ok to not be ok.
On a good day it’s a wonderful read, on a bad day it’s a lifeline, this something everyone should read!

You can get your copy here.

Let us know at @Fuzzable what you are reading!

Written by Kelly McFarland

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