Really proud of this article that I wrote for the fantastic Happiful magazine. “Learning to fight for what I need.” is my story, from intensive care, panic attacks and serious anxiety about living with the threat of anaphylaxis and potentially losing my life, to finding the mental health help and therapy that I needed.
I hope you can read the article here from the screenshots, but there is also a download available below.
Please note Anaphylaxis book name change
Since writing this article, my book is now called ‘Anaphylaxis: The Essential Guide: An Action Plan For Living With Life-Threatening Allergies.’ – ‘The Reluctant Allergy Expert’ is no more! It’s exactly the same book inside, just with a new cover and name.
The book was therapy to write, it took me right back to those terrifying moments and helped me make sense of those feelings and find a way forwards. If you have intense feelings of anxiety, panic, fear, rage, anger, hopelessness and don’t know what do to, you are not alone. These feelings are completely normal, absolutely essential to keep us safe, because ultimately we are at risk, but we can learn to live with these feeling and use them to our advantage.
You can download a PDF of the article here.
I absolutely love Happiful, it’s so packed full of good news stories, mental health journeys and I found every article interesting and have read it cover to cover. You can subscribe free online to the Happiful e-magazine.
Do you read it? Did you read this article? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Great article, Ruth, well done. Although hate that you have to suffer like that! Loving the new book cover by the way, very professional 🙂 I’m in the process of having a refresh done on my series too. Taken on a designer instead of doing it myself for a change – not that I’m a control freak or anything… x
Ruth Holroyd says
Thanks Micki, not an easy article to write but so proud of that., and yes it’s worth the extra expense to get a more professional looking cover. I love it too! Very proud.