In today's episode, we're joined by journalist, author, and mental health campaigner, Bryony Gordon. Bryony began her career in journalism at eighteen - building up a name for herself as a successful columnist and features writer for publications including The Sunday Express and The Telegraph and she won 'Young Journalist of the Year' in 2007. She married her husband Harry, a financial journalist, in 2013, and together they have a daughter. In spite of an incredible successful professional life, Bryony's battle with mental illness has plagued her since childhood. She's suffered from OCD since she was just twelve, and struggled with bulimia, depression and anxiety since her twenties. She went to rehab in 2017 to tackle her alcoholism and has now been sober for over three years. In 2014, she began sharing her struggles with her readers and social media followers and has since written four best-selling books; interviewed Prince Harry about his own mental health struggles on her podcast 'Bryony Gordon's Mad World'; and started Mental Health Mates, a peer support group which encourages people with mental health issues to meet up and walk and talk without judgement. This is Bryony's story in her own words... *This episode is sponsored by Clinique. Promotion ends 31/01/2021 at 11:59pm whilst stocks last. Offer may vary and will be communicated at checkout. No minimum spend required. Only one use per customer and cannot be redeemed alongside any other promotions. All promotional products will be marked and cannot be returned to store or online for exchange, credit, or monetary value. Sale items are excluded from discount and all offers are not redeemable on gift card or egift card purchases. Clinique reserves the right to withdraw the promotion at any time. The offers are as stated, are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.