This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

ISBN: 9780571345977
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A powerful work of non-fiction and the natural sequel to The Shock of the Fall.

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 in hardback under the title The Heartland.

About the Author

Nathan Filer is a qualified mental health nurse. The Shock of the Fall, his novel about the life of a young man grieving the loss of his brother, has sold over half a million copies in the UK, was a Sunday Times bestseller and translated into thirty languages. It won The Costa Book of the Year, The Betty Trask Prize, The National Book Award for Popular Fiction and The Writers' Guild Award for Best First Novel.

He has written for the Guardian and the New York Times. His BBC radio 4 documentary, The Mind in the Media, which explored portrayals of mental illness in fiction and journalism was shortlisted for a Mind Media Award. He's currently a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.


Dimensions (cm): 1.6 x 12.9  x 19.6

Product Details

Publisher,FABER & FABER
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 216 g
No. of Pages, 256

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Amirah Bukhari

The book is written based on the studies/stories of persons who have deal with Schizophrenia. It will help you become more aware of and comprehend what it means to be human.

This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

This book helps to understanding of some mental health illnesses causes and treatments. Interesting to read.

This book will change your mind about me

This is a remarkable book regardless of it's title. Nathan Filer manages to convey his knowledge of mental health and the book is constructed around four or five cases/stories of various people who experienced dealing with Schizophrenia. In between these subjects are theories on different aspects of mental care. On the whole the book works very well and at times Filer's humour saves the book immensely but mostly the only criticism is that it's almost too short. A book like this could have continued onward for quite a while without becoming tedious as the stories involved are so deeply fascinating. Nathan Filer writes very well and has a lovely voice to explore his theories with more emphasise on Schizophrenia than on various mental illnesses. Highly recommended.