In today's episode, we're joined by journalist, author, and mental health campaigner, Bryony Gordon. Bryony began her career in journalism at eighteen - building up a name for herself as a successful columnist and features writer for publications including The Sunday Express and The Telegraph and she won 'Young Journalist of the Year' in 2007. She married her husband Harry, a financial journalist, in 2013, and together they have a daughter.
In spite of an incredible successful professional life, Bryony's battle with mental illness has plagued her since childhood. She's suffered from OCD since she was just twelve, and struggled with bulimia, depression and anxiety since her twenties. She went to rehab in 2017 to tackle her alcoholism and has now been sober for over three years. In 2014, she began sharing her struggles with her readers and social media followers and has since written four best-selling books; interviewed Prince Harry about his own mental health struggles on her podcast 'Bryony Gordon's Mad World'; and started Mental Health Mates, a peer support group which encourages people with mental health issues to meet up and walk and talk without judgement.
This is Bryony's story in her own words...
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