This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health: A journey into the heartland of psychiatry

December 31, 2019 - Comment

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‘I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Caitlin Moran

‘Brims with compassion and wit.’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘Absolutely blew me away.’ Jo Brand

‘Brilliant . . . I love it.’ Phillippa Perry

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‘I have never read a more powerful book about mental health.’ Joanna Cannon

A journey into the heartland of psychiatry.

This book debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mentally ill.

And what it means to be human.

This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was previously published in 2019 under the title The Heartland.

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Anonymous says:

Well-written – but flawed. I could have been more generous with my rating – this book was very well written and I think the author has the best of intentions. It’s a good effort, and hopefully it will go some way towards de-stigmatising ‘schizophrenia’. However, as somebody who was diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia’ at the age of 19 (I am now 51) I have serious reservations about the ideas expressed within it. Also, this review is taking me ages to write and I am trying to be fair, so please bear with me!I feel…

Anonymous says:

Excellent, informative, accessible read I find it almost a shame that the title of this book refers specifically to so called ‘Schizophrenia’, when it is in fact a valuable read which applies to – I think – all areas of mental health difficulties.Jargon is explained, the tone is professional and approachable, with some humour and humbleness – making this book accessible to a whole range of readers.The thoughts, feelings, opinions and research of a wide range of professionals, those with lived experience, friends, family,…

Anonymous says:

A must read for everyone Not many books stand out as a “must read” but this is definitely one of them. A truly excellent summary of the state of things in our NHS mental health services. But so much more than that – this guy can write – I mean really write a tale about human frailty at its limits. This book describes what we all know about but don’t talk about. The clarity, the depth, the lucidity. A truly GREAT author.

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