Astrid practices psychoanalysis in Hampstead, borough of Camden in London, United Kingdom. The Camden Arts Centre, Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead underground stations are not far from her. Astrid Zeceña’s consulting room is also accessible from neighbouring areas such as Belsize Park, Primrose Hill and Marylebone; as well as the whole of Camden.
This book is a selection of poetry, meditations, journal, Q&A etc written from the age of just 13. While presenting the raw and unapologetic musings of a bipolar mind, the style remains casual and inviting. There are glimpses of extreme despair, but the text is also peppered with works of hope. I am not a mental health professional or an expert on bipolar disorder. I am one of those who have had to learn to live with it; in this book I share some of my personal journey and discuss the coping strategies that have worked best for me so far. The style is conversational and the content is compelling. This book is for those who live with mental illness and their fmaily and carers who wish to better understand. Professionals may also find it interesting.
Draw up a chair. Let's chat a while -
I've a story you really must hear.
'Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.' - J. N. Bouilly