This Book Will Change Your Mind

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.

'A brilliant, beautiful and bold book. It is illuminating and empathetic and needs to be read by all'

Bryony Gordon

Winner Of

THE BIG ANXIETY PRIZE 2019

A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2019

‘Erudite, well-researched and full of compassion, shedding an important light on the human cost of serious mental illness.’

Christie Watson

'A book that everyone should read... upsetting, entertaining and fascinating.'

The Observer

‘A hard-hitting and thoughtful account of contemporary mental-health practices'

The Sunday Times

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

Joanna Cannon

‘At once conversational, confiding and challenging… helps us open our minds to new ways of thinking about mental health, about each other, and about our own selves’

The Bookseller

'This is a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit'

The Times

'Filer does a brilliant job of bringing order and humanity to a seemingly chaotic scene'

Literary Review

‘A truly important book. Radically open-hearted and vitally open-minded. Read it, and share it, and talk about it.’

Max Porter

‘Dark, touching, sweet and funny and beautifully written’

Jo Brand