Review: It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis

Title: It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies)

Author: Scarlett Curtis (ed.)

Pages: 576 Pages

Publisher: Penguin

The Blurb

It’s OK if everything might feel a bit overwhelming.
It’s OK to talk about it.
It’s OK to not want to talk about it.
It’s OK to find it funny.
It’s OK to be human.

Over 70 people have shared their powerful, funny and moving stories exploring their own mental health, including Sam Smith, Emilia Clarke, Candice Carty-Williams and Adam Kay.

One in four of us will experience a mental health issue. This book is here to tell you, or someone you care about, it’s OK.


The Review

In these uncertain times that we live in people are beginning to own their own mental health. None of us, even those we consider to be superhuman, are exempt from sometimes suffering with their mental wellbeing. What is great about this collection edited by Scarlett Curtis is that those people that we often put on a pedestal and see as a hero also have their own demons that they are dealing with.

This is a great collection to dip in an out of when you need that morale boost and when you need to see that other people are dealing with things too. The more our mental health is normalised and seen as something we should be protecting the less stigma there will be around the issue.

It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis is available now.

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