Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award-winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts and with some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected my the most strange of human conditions.
This book debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad.
And what it means to be human.
‘A truly important book. Radically open-hearted and vitally open-minded. Read it, and share it, and talk about it.’
'A brilliant, beautiful and bold book. It is illuminating and empathetic and needs to be read by all'
‘Absolutely blew me away… I cannot think of another book in the field that would come close to this. In my opinion it is an essential read for those in the mental health arena'
‘A hard-hitting and thoughtful account of contemporary mental-health practices'
'Filer does a brilliant job of bringing order and humanity to a seemingly chaotic scene'
'A book that everyone should read... upsetting, entertaining and fascinating.'
‘I have never read a more powerful book about mental health’
'This is a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit'