How my river runs An autobiography of survival


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By Helen Mary Barr

ISBN: 9781783823376
Published: 2017
Pages: 272
Key Themes: prose, poetry, mental health


As a person with Bipolar Affective Disorder and Schizo Affective Disorder, she has been asked many times to write down her journey as both sufferer and survivor. Her story is dark and often humorous, offering insight into the many ways vulnerable people with mental illness are often exploited. Her journey is one of ongoing strength and it is the authors hope that her book will both educate and entertain with an unflinching honesty that cracks mental illness wide open for all.

About the Author

She is an artist, published poet and author. She returned to education after bringing up her two children and studied Media, Communications, English Literature and English Language, obtaining special commendation for her work by William Sterling BBC-TV Film and Television Producer Writer, September Film Productions. She is a qualified counsellor and teacher, completing an MA from the University of Leicester in 2013. She was presented with the Lifetime Member Award of the Millennium Association by Rt Hon Tessa Jowell in 2001 in recognition of services to Mental Health through the Arts. Her radio programme was first aired in 2001.


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