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BU Mature Nursing Student Proves Life Begins at Forty-Five
Date:4/23/2010

Sixty-three year old Bournemouth University (BU) nursing graduate Irene Burnett-Thomas, has captured her experiences and journey towards beating depression, detailing how she turned her life around by studying at BU in her new book.

(PRWeb UK) April 23, 2010 -- In a frank and honest account of years blighted by depression Irene, author of “Turning the Blues Around – One woman’s story of kicking depression to nurse the mentally ill”, reflects on overcoming adversity to carve out a successful career in nursing.

With around ten percent of the UK population suffering depression at any one time, Irene’s heartfelt story encapsulates the emotional torment caused by the UK’s most prevalent mental health issue in her recently published book.

Giving an honest depiction of her experiences from a happy youth to a desolate, suffering adult, Irene takes the reader on a journey through her struggle with depression, giving an in depth insight into her changing emotional states, the treatment she received, the psychiatric hospitals she attended and the coping mechanisms she adopted to help her through the darkest periods of her life.

Although Irene’s early adulthood was dominated by depression, the book reminisces on Irene’s positive childhood upbringing and education, expected to lead her into a successful and optimistic future. “I see my life as extremely happy as a child and teen- it was a colourful start, then a black cloud descended, looming unbearably during my early adult years. It was only colourful again when I came to Dorset and became a nurse”. She continues to highlight that becoming a nurse was ‘the making of my life’, made possible by her sheer drive and determinatio
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