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Lack of awareness for depression in mainstream media

Hi everyone, I am driven to post today after reading an article in the New York Observer on the apparent suicide of a plastic surgeon who was parodied in a movie.  The article is here: http://observer.com/2015/04/dr-brandt-reportedly-dead-of-suicide-after-unflattering-portrayal-on-kimmy-schmidt/ Living in Australia, I’m not familiar with Dr Brandt or even the lucrative cosmetic surgery industry in the US, …
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Ten Ways Creative Writing Helps With PTSD

I am fortunate to be featured in February’s edition of the UK’s FemaleFirst magazine, which asked me to write a piece on how writing has helped me cope with mental illness. Please click on this link to read the full article: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/lorraine-pestell-a-life-singular-578943.html  

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Re-blogged interview from my host, The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site

Hello! The end of January already!  Where did that month go? I’m halfway through my first book blog tour, put together by Fire and Ice (please see this link for the remaining dates).  Today’s stop is at The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site (http://selfpublishingindieauthors.blogspot.com.au/), whom I thank for publishing my Qs&As.  Here is a transcript, which …
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If only humans were cars… Healthy body available, free of charge!

Hello! Today I went for a follow-up doctor’s appointment after a barrage of tests which the Australian Government insists we all do once we reach our half-century.  I won’t list all the invasive and demeaning things I have been through, since they are all quite trivial and nothing close to the horrors of chemotherapy or …
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