Living with complex illness and surviving to tell about it – Anna Spargo-Ryan

Anna Spargo-Ryan's memoir raises awareness about complex mental health matters.

Kylie Cardell, Flinders University

Anna Spargo-Ryan has been managing multiple mental health conditions since childhood, a lifetime of surviving an unwell brain. A recent diagnosis of ADHD, however, comes with fresh (though not unexpected) anguish.

On Twitter, Spargo-Ryan characteristically cracks a joke:

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