Thursday, April 21, 2011


The Help

Someone who has only ever been vicious to me has written a letter saying they have a mental illness and need my help. I always want to help, always, but at the end of the day I do believe that beneath your mental illness (or your alcoholism, or your homelessness) beneath all these real and serious hardships, you still have your personality. So I referred the person to a good counselling service and wished them the best because I wasn't the right one to talk to. Heavy heart...

Are you doing any NYC book events?
In June - will tell you more when I know date x
the battles aren't all yours, Emma...x
We can only help those we can. You did all you could by sending her somewhere for help. I too believe that if you let someone in who has always gone out of their way to hurt you - you are the one who will be hurt in the end. As terrible as that sounds its true. I also wanted to thank you for your book. As someone who has bi polar disorder it made me feel like I was not alone. I could relate on a level no one else has ever been able to with me. I am still on my road to recovery but try everyday to get stronger. Your last few chapters made me cry. I know now it is ok to have these thoughts but not have them over power me. Thank you for your words and your courage.
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