"I'm sick of pretending to be OK"


My name is Fiona but you can call me Fi.

I’ve got a love for stationery, the Spice girls and iced coffee but to be honest I spend a lot of my time hiding out in bathrooms until my anxiety subsides.

I feel sad for no reason and cry at weddings (who doesn’t?) but most importantly I’ve overcome the toughest hurdle in my life.

I survived a mental breakdown.

It’s torture when you’re stuck in a vicious cycle of spinning plates, fighting fires, barely meeting deadlines and piling more tasks onto your never ending to-do list. Everyone else seems to think you have it all figured out; good job, nice home, buzzing social life and a happy family. You should have nothing to complain about right?

Wrong. Sometimes we need someone else to notice what’s really going on. I see you.

  • It’s OK to admit you’re not coping
  • It’s OK to ask for help
  • Damn, it’s even OK to have a mental breakdown

You can lose your job, friends, sanity and ability to function and still transform into a badass, powerful woman in the aftermath of depression. I promise you. This awful fucking illness is real, I FEEL you. It’s real, it’s raw and it hurts like a bitch but with the right support know you can make it out the other side.

This book is for you if:

  • You’re an ambitious, driven woman but fear you can’t keep spinning plates much longer
  • You feel stressed, overworked, always busy but also unmotivated
  • You’ve been signed off work with depression
  • You feel like you should be able to ‘have it all’ but life is too overwhelming
  • You struggle to do basic tasks like shower, answer the phone or household chores
  • You feel like the world is caving in on you and no one else can see it
  • You need someone to prove to you that recovery is possible
  • You need to talk to someone other than your doctor
  • You need someone to understand because your family say you’ve ‘got nothing to be depressed about’

This book is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for the one perfect solution to all of your problems
  • You’re in denial about having a mental illness
  • You haven’t yet got help from your GP (please, do this first)

Still need convincing? Take a look at my most popular blog post and you’ll soon get to know me better. If you’re interested to read all about my recovery and feel a little more hopeful about yours then grab your free copy below.