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.

‘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'

Jo Brand

‘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'

Jo Brand

'Genuinely deal-changing'

Caitlin Moran

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

Christie Watson

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

Joanna Cannon

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

Literary Review

‘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

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

The Sunday Times

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

The Observer

‘Astonishingly sure-footed’

Rose Tremain