Formerly the Editor of Cosmopolitan.co.uk and Sugarscape.com, Kate Lucey is a seasoned digital journalist and has worked with brands from Vice to The Sunday Times Style to advise on how to effectively talk to millennials today. She’s won an AOP Award (the Oscars of Digital Publishing) for her efforts, and has also written for industry publications like InPublishing. An experienced public speaker and panel mediator, Kate’s fully aware of what makes today’s millennials ‘click’, and how to create thumb-stopping content. She also writes a regular mental health column for Metro.
Her first book, GET A GRIP LOVE (HQ, 2021) explores living with, and the possibility of overcoming, mental health problems as a millennial. It is a no-nonsense look at what actually works in the face of mental illness and how to tackle unhelpful or unsolicited advice from others. The book is painful, emotional and – yes – at times hilarious.
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Praise for Kate Lucey
'Clever, kind, funny and wise, this book is an uplifting and genuinely useful addition to your self help library. Kate's voice is going to be such a big, positive part of the evolving mental health conversation. This book made me feel like I could actually survive 2020. It's brilliant.' Daisy Buchanan
'Just brilliant. It's the book to give people when they want to understand what you're going through. It's also very funny.' The Proper Mental Podcast
'A raw, honest, necessarily uncomfortable and funny insight into depression. A no-holds-barred account of how to get through the day when you feel like shite. A new, personal and much-needed voice that cuts through the bollocks in the noisy self-help arena' Jo Usmar
‘In her wittily titled no-nonsense guide to mental health, [Kate] writes about her experiences of depression with insight, honesty and even humour.’ iNews
‘A quirky, candid memoir…This will have huge appeal to anyone who feels they’re at rock bottom; it will also enlighten their friends.’ Evening Standard
'This is a beautiful stigma breaking, shame busting book on mental health. It is refreshingly irreverent and strikes the perfect balance between being light-hearted but still gritty, honest and very real. For anyone experiencing depression, this book will help you feel seen and understood, less alone in the quagmire of judgement and well-meaning advice. It will help you advocate for yourself, to prise the “dark mess” away from your identity and it will help you break the inertia with tonics you feel genuinely moved to try. It’s also a compassionate guide for those supporting loved ones with depression. With one in four people in the UK alone experiencing a mental health problem each year, this very human account is much needed.' Suzy Reading, psychologist