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.

‘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

Winner Of

THE BIG ANXIETY PRIZE 2019

A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020

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

The Observer

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

The Times

‘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

‘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

'Genuinely deal-changing'

Caitlin Moran

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

The Sunday Times

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

Bryony Gordon

‘A compelling story of grief, madness and loss. Filer has an ear for the dark comedy of life, and Matthew is a charismatic lead character who draws you in even as his world falls apart’

Observer