My real life story of how I overcame Bipolar Disorder and lived to tell the tale.

Imagine a book that has been written by someone who knows exactly what you are going through. That knows the pain, the sadness, the setbacks, the frustrations of living with a severe mental disorder on a daily basis. Imagine a book that gives you the insight and strength to Tear Down The Layers of your condition and rebuild yourself. Imagine a book that might just help your family, friends and work colleagues to have a better understanding of who you are.

My "Bipolar: Tearing Down The Layers" book is not just about Mental Health, it is also applicable to anyone else with a life changing condition. Whether physical, mental or both. As the two are very much interlinked.


My name is Toby Abbs and I beat all the odds, I beat my Bipolar Disorder and won!


Book Highlights

A real life story of my struggle to overcome and beat my Bipolar Disorder
How diet and lifestyle changes can improve your mental health

How to learn your symptons of your condition
Learn to recognise triggers that can cause an episode
Understand coping mechanisms and how to survive normal and stressful situations
Understand how your medication works and what is involved
How finances and work are affected by your condition
Learn from the eyes of a sufferer, carer and employer
Recognise your conditioning and how it has come about
Learn to accept that the mental health professionals are there to help you
A legal requirement to inform the relevant government bodies about your medical condition (DVLA)
How grief and the loss of a loved one will compound your condition
Self pity and how it consumes your soul, friends and family
How family and friends may no longer be the people you once knew because of your condition
Learn to accept your condition and educate not only yourselves but others around you
Learn to devise your own Self Management programme to contain your mental health condition
Expectations of what is now, past and future

To contact me please email info@tearingdownthelayers.co.uk



Book Reviews

Amazon Book Store UK
"Tearing down the layers is a very open and honest account of a debilitating and dangerous illness written by a totally genuine and decent person."



Amazon Book Store UK
"This is a book that is laugh out loud funny, incredibly thoughtful, heartbreakingly sad and acutely intelligent, all in equal measure, and sometimes all within a single page. It may be a cliche to say it, but I literally could not put it down. I'd recommend this book, not just to people who are suffering from mental illness or those related to a sufferer, but for anyone interested in reading a human story, with all the ups and downs and complications that make up the human character".


Amazon Book Store UK
Toby's amazing honesty with dealing with his illness and how it applies to others is truely amazing. I was looking for a self help book with a difference. Something that actually tells you how it is in plain English but with a real life story to it as well. The first section regarding his life story is heartbreaking, funny in places and damn right reckless. The second part so far has blown away my mind to go from such erratic behaviour to someone so logical and thoughtful. I can really see how this book is going to help others".


Online Book Club.Org

"I found this book informative and interesting. I like the way the author sites his personal experiences as an example so that the readers can understand what people like him has gone through. I like that he categorized the terms according to his understanding so that the readers can fully appreciate reading the book by explaining what the technical terms are. Some books like this one has medical terms that unless the reader is a medical professional, they have to research the word first before they can keep on reading. He also wrote the points of view of the people that affect his predicament like those of his family, friends, co-workers and medical professionals that were helping him. I think this book is thoroughly written and its direct approach can help those that are experiencing the same ordeals as he has".


To contact me please email info@tearingdownthelayers.co.uk


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About the Author

My name is Toby Abbs and I am an author and publisher of mental health related books. I have Type One Bipolar Disorder.

 
After 16+ long years in IT Infrastructure and Security I finally made a life changing decision and decided to live a dream and do something meaningful. To help change the perception of mental health and to also help people overcome life changing illness. I wanted to write my life story of how an untreated medical condition can have such a big impact on your life and around your loved ones too. It is a honest, brutal portrayal of how my life used to be and is now in the present.

My first book is titled "[Bipolar: Tearing Down The Layers]" and it available to buy from online ebook retailers. It is a self help book on how to live with a life changing illness not only for mental health but physical conditions too.



Mental Health recap

1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health issues within the course of a year
1 in 10 young people will experience some form of mental health issues
9 out of 10 people with mental health issues face discrimination




Media Coverage

Dec 2013 BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Cornwall Interview about my book "Tearing Down The Layers"

Dec 2013

Footage of Toby Abbs Surfing

Dec 2013

A months worth of medication






BBC Radio Cornwall Dec 2013




BBC Radio Cornwall Dec 2013

To contact me please email info@tearingdownthelayers.co.uk


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The views on this website unless otherwise stated are mine only, based on the experiences and knowledge I have picked up along the way. I am not a medical professional or trained Mental Health specialist. If you are unwell or know  someone who is unwell you need to speak to Mental Health specialists urgently. Please visit the [Mental Health] page for more information. 

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