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April 2019

My book Mad Like Me was featured in the magazine “Wits Review” of my alma mater, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a summary of the article that was previously published in their November 2018 newsletter. The full magazine can be viewed here.

 

March 4, 2019

Reflecting on the process of writing “Mad Like Me”, I came up with tips to write your own memoir. My guest blog post about this has just been featured on the Nonfiction Authors Association’s blog.

 

Dec, 2018

My first alma mater, the University of KwaZulu-Natal where I studied nursing and sociology, published an article about Mad Like Me on page 75 of their annual (December 2018) UKZNTouch magazine.
https://www.ukzn.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/UKZNTouch-2018.pdf

 

Dec 11, 2018

This article about spirituality and mental illness is the third in a series of articles published in BahaiTeachings newsletter.
https://bahaiteachings.org/spirituality-mental-health-mental-illness-spiritual-weakness

 

Nov 22, 2018

This article (second in a series) titled “Something’s Not Right: Should I Consult a Psychiatrist?” was published in the BahaiTeachings newsletter today.
https://bahaiteachings.org/somethings-not-right-consult-psychiatrist

 

Nov 19, 2018

I wrote this article titled “A Spiritual Reaction to My Mental Illness” published in the Nov 2018 BahaiTeachings newsletter.
https://bahaiteachings.org/spiritual-reaction-mental-illness

 

Nov 7, 2018

An article about Mad Like Me appeared in the November 2018 newsletter of my alma mater, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where I did my Master’s and PhD. The first part of the article is shown below. (“Witsie” is the nickname for alumni from the University of the Witwatersrand.) To read the rest, please see:
https://www.wits.ac.za/news/sources/alumni-news/2018/witsie-fights-the-stigma-of-mental-illness

 

Sept 2018

I wrote a 2-page article about Mad Like Me for the Fall 2018 edition of Friends for Mental Health’s newsletter “Family Matters”. Click here to enlarge: Family Matters: Mad Like Me Feature Article

 

July 30, 2018

I was selected as the featured member of the Nonfiction Authors Association for the week of July 30, 2018. Check out my interview here:
https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/member-of-the-week-merryl-hammond-author-of-mad-like-me-travels-in-bipolar-country/

 

July 8, 2018

CBC News published an article about Mad Like Me on July 8, 2018:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mad-like-me-book-montreal-1.4738463

 

July 7, 2018

I was interviewed by Ainslie MacLellan on the CBC Radio One show “All in a Weekend” about my book Mad Like Me. The interview aired on July 7 2018. You can listen to the 12-minute audio clip by clicking the link below:

Mad Like Me – CBC Interview

 

June 2018

This one-page article about the book was published in the Summer 2018 edition of AMI-Quebec’s newsletter, “Share & Care”. If you’d like me to draft a similar piece for your organization’s newsletter, please contact me.