It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) book

After the success of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies), Style columnist and Pink Protest founder Scarlett Curtis returns with another insightful anthology, this time examining mental health. 

It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) is a collection of essays, stories and poems from over 70 inspirational people. It is a call to arms to tackle the mental illness epidemic, and a reassuring voice that tells readers they are not alone.

Join Scarlett Curtis, Jack Rooke, Jordan Stephens, KUCHENGA, Robert Kazandjian and Michelle Elman as they discuss their individual pieces in the collection and consider what their mental health means to them. This is an exclusive London event celebrating on World Mental Health Day the publication of It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies). 

‘This is the book I needed when I was younger. May this be a leap forward in the much-needed conversation around mental health.’ Jameela Jamil

‘Reading this book made me feel more normal about the things I feel sometimes, whether it’s for a reason or just because that’s how I woke up that day. It’s a great book; however you’re feeling, it’ll help.’ Ed Sheeran

Doors: 6:45pm

Event starts: 7:30pm

  • It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies)

    And Other Lies

  • 'This is the freshest, most honest collection of writings about mental health that I've read...searing wit, blinding passion, bleeding emotion and a fantastic, heroic, glorious refusal to lie down and take it' - Stephen Fry

    'Reading this book made me feel more normal about the things I feel sometimes...It's a great book; however you're feeling, it'll help' - Ed Sheeran

    'This is the book I needed when I was little. May this be a leap forward in the much needed conversation around mental health' - Jameela Jamil

    Everyone has a mental health. So we asked:

    What does yours mean to you?


    Over 60 people have shared their stories. Powerful, funny, moving, this book is here to tell you:

    It's OK.

    With writing from:

    Adam Kay - Alastair Campbell - Alexis Caught - Ben Platt - Bryony Gordon - Candice Carty-Williams - Charlie Mackesy - Charly Cox - Chidera Eggerue - Claire Stancliffe - Davina McCall - Dawn O'Porter - Elizabeth Day - Elizabeth Uviebinené - Ella Purnell - Emilia Clarke - Emma Thompson - Eve Delaney - Fearne Cotton - Gabby Edlin - Gemma Styles - GIRLI (Milly Toomey) - Grace Beverley - Hannah Witton - Honey Ross - Hussain Manawer - Jack Rooke - James Blake - Jamie Flook - Jamie Windust - Jessie Cave - Jo Irwin - Jonah Freud - Jonny Benjamin - Jordan Stephens - Kai-Isaiah Jamal - Kate Weinberg - Kelechi Okafor - Khalil Aldabbas - KUCHENGA - Lauren Mahon - Lena Dunham - Maggie Matic - Martha Lane Fox - Mathew Kollamkulam - Matt Haig - Megan Crabbe - Michael Kitching - Michelle Elman - Miranda Hart - Mitch Price - Mona Chalabi - Montana Brown - Nadia Craddock - Naomi Campbell - Poorna Bell - Poppy Jamie - Reggie Yates - Ripley Parker - Robert Kazandjian - Rosa Mercuriadis - Saba Asif - Sam Smith - Scarlett Curtis - Scarlett Moffatt - Scottee - Sharon Chalkin Feldstein - Shonagh Marie - Simon Amstell - Steve Ali - Tanya Byron - Travon Free - Yomi Adegoke - Yusuf Al Majarhi

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