Melancholy Mind: Official Launch.


I am now officially a published author/poet. It feels surreal.

Last night I done a live stream on Facebook, Instagram and announced on Twitter, Snapchat and across all of my social media platforms that my book is now officially available to the world. It is currently available in paperback form but hopefully by next week it will be available on Kindle and on eBook too.

Melancholy Mind is a book that I have been working on, and pouring my heart and soul in to, for the past while. It is a collection of Poetry on the subject of Mental Health. It deals with the reality of Mental Health (from my own experience), medication, insomnia, loving with depression, causes and symptoms, coping and ‘recovering’. It is raw, emotional and candid.

You can pick yourself up a copy by clicking here: Melancholy Mind.

Feel free to use the #MelancholyMind hashtag on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook to join in on the conversation. Also feel free to search it on GoodReads and update your progress as you make your way through the book.

I have been so excited to reveal this exciting news to you guys and I just want to thank each and every one of you for your endless support & abundant encouragement.

Lots of love

Charlene McElhinney






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  1. March 18, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    A huge congrats, Charlene!! This is such an amazing achievement and one to be so very proud of. It’s great that you highlighting mental health issues in your book, it’s so important that we talk about it and show each other more support on the issue. As someone who suffers from social anxiety, I also thank you and I wish you the lots of success with your book!!
    I will definitely be picking up a copy!

    Lots of Love

  2. March 18, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    This is honestly so amazing, you should be incredibly proud of yourself, it’s such an incredible achievement! I especially love that it’s on the subject of mental health. There’s so much objective info out there but raising awareness through art, poetry and talking about personal experiences is also such a powerful tool! xxx

    The Frugal Teen |

  3. March 18, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Yayay well done you. You should be so proud, I honestly can’t wait to be able to purchase my copy. Seeing you accomplish this it has given me the drive, inspiration and motivation to finishing writing my book. Congrats again, I can’t wait to read it 🙂

  4. March 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Huge congratulations again Charlene! Such an amazing achievement and I can just imagine how successful you are going to be! You should be super proud of yourself and how far you’ve come. Keep doing what you do girl! x

  5. March 19, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This sounds so exciting, congrats! I’d love to publish a book some day!

  6. Kayleigh Zara
    March 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Huge congrats lovely! I’ll be ordering one next week when I get paid – you should be so proud of yourself x

  7. March 19, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    This is incredible! Congratulations xxx

  8. March 19, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Oh my gosh congratulations! I know this must’ve been quite hard for you but this is such an amazing achievement and you’ll be helping so many others with MH out there. Proud of you!

  9. March 19, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Omg this is so exciting! Congrats lovely, you should be super proud of yourself!

  10. March 19, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Congratulations! You have worked hard and it paid off! Thank you for being open about your own history with mental health struggles, the more of us that are willing to admit it and put it out there, the more likely we can help others that are fighting the battle each day and may not realize they aren’t alone!

  11. March 21, 2017 / 7:08 am

    I am SO happy for you about publishing this book!! I’d love to have my own published as well. I think it’s amazing that you chose to write about mental health, something that’s not always talked about in prose! I’m definitely getting my hands on a copy 🙂

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