Putney Resident Writes Book on Time in Psychiatric Hospital

Bethany Hacker tells of her fight with depression

Where Do We Go From Here tells the true story of what life is like in a psychiatric hospital


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Putney resident Bethany Hacker has just published a new boot which tells the story, sometimes with humour, of her struggle with mental illness.

Where Do We Go From Here aims to tells the true story of what life is like in a psychiatric hospital. In the book she describes how depression took a grip on her life. She had an eating disorder, suicidal thoughts and was self-harmed when she decided to admit herself to hospital for a stay that lasted eight months. The book aims to help people with mental illness get a true picture of what it is like to spend time in a psychiatric hospital.

Bethany was born in Italy to American parents who worked as teachers on a US military base where she grew up. She moved to the US for University where she studied Political Science. After deciding that Europe felt more like home, she moved back to Italy and onward to the UK where she was treated for various mental health issues. She currently works at a charity helping families with children in hospitals while trying to gain skills to eventually become a therapist to help others cope with any kind of mental illness.

The book is published by Cherish Editions, the self-publishing division of Trigger Publishing, a specialist mental health and wellbeing publisher.

Where Do We Go From Here is available to buy on Amazon.

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June 11, 2021

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