How A Young Lawyer Worried Herself Into A Psychiatric Hospital

And then amazingly found her way back

Georgie Dent is a name familiar to the readers of marie claire – as a journalist and editor she has written passionately for our mag and website on many topics especially around gender equality and women’s rights.

But she saved her biggest story for her new book – Breaking Badly How I Worried Myself Sick. It tells the riveting story of how her picture perfect life – a dream job at a prestigious Sydney law firm, the perfect relationship, a family that loved and supported her  – completely unravelled at the age of 25 and left her broken, unemployed, and back living with her parents.  Suffering from crippling anxiety and chronic health problems, the only way up was to book herself into a psychiatric hospital.

The journey back provides an inspiring personal roadmap that shines a light on the fact that not only is recovery from mental health disorder possible, but so is going on to live a great big, beautiful, brave life. Be prepared to be inspired.

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