Megan Jackson Hall
My Colour-Coded Life by Megan Jackson Hall Summary
My Colour-Coded Life is an autobiography of one brave woman’s life weighed down with mental illness. Using a pseudonym and changed names for legal reasons, the author shares her fascinating experiences. The story begins with her distrust of her husband in 2000, and in 2005, her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Along the way, we learn of her battle with colours and the messages she took from them—and also from food, TV, radio, music, newspapers, her guitar music, missing things, other people’s clothes, and even products on the shelves. Once trust was gained in Music, she grips onto inspirational lyrics to pull her out of the quagmire she found herself sinking into. In searing honesty, she shares her triggers and offers insight on what she knows about her relapses. In the beginning, she feared colours, but over time they empowered her, made her feel blessed and able to take control of her life. My Colour-Coded Life offers readers the chance to walk in the shoes of someone who’s suffered greatly. Ideally, it will educate neurotypical readers and destigmatize mental illness along the way.