Born out of her own lived experience of trying to parent and help her daughter, Sam with first Anorexia and then OCD, Lynn Crilly created Hope With Mental Health. She describes it as “a community for sharing hope & opening up the conversation around mental health.” Lynn has already penned three books; Hope With Eating Disorders, Hope With OCD, Hope With Depression and a fourth; Hope With Anxiety will be released in November 2020. After giving up her job, Lynn now devotes all her time to the community as well as running her own private counselling practice. Sam’s battle with mental illness started 15 years ago and has taken her to some dark places. After a family intervention, Sam has been supported unconditionally by her family and particularly her twin sister Charlotte. She is now well into recovery, yet still has to be aware of triggers that might re-awaken her illness. In this no holds barred episode, all three speak with a candour and honesty that reveals the true havoc that these debilitating illnesses can wreck on lives. Sam has since found new purpose and therapy in drama and poetry. In fact, her own book Hope Through Poetry has just been released. During the podcast, Sam reads aloud a poem called ‘Dear Suicide…’ – a powerful moment. As well as supporting Sam, Charlotte is the talent behind the You Tube Channel and strong social media presence the community has built up. The core themes here are to never give up and to always be communicating as a family. “Trust your family more than the illness” says Sam. Honesty, vulnerability and laughter abound in this brave and inspiring podcas

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