'A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive
'In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
'Just the laugh you need for when everything seems terrible' Evening Standard
There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and How to Survive the End of the World is here to help. Or at least make you feel like you're not so alone.
From helping readers identify the enemy, to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies examines the impact of anxiety, and gives readers some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques or simply with a dark sense of humour.
And now more than ever, it's vital to take care of your mental health. How to Survive is full of funny, sweary, actually helpful tips on how to cope during self-isolation, from moving around and keeping your brain box busy to eating a green thing once in a while. These are anxious and uncertain times, but How to Survive the End of the World is here to help you give yourself a break. You deserve it.
'Fast-paced, amusing and insightful' Guardian
'I LOVED it' Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games
'Hilarious and deeply insightful' Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain
The end of the world when it’s in your own head
Why did this book have to end. I don’t suffer from anxiety but I know people that do. This book helps all of us understand this awful condition.
Really interesting read
This book is great, honest funny and informative. As someone who suffers with anxiety (not as severely as Aaron) I found these coping mechanisms very useful. Definitely worth a read.