This Book Will Change Your Mind

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.

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

Literary Review

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

The Sunday Times

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

Literary Review

‘Erudite, well-researched and full of compassion. This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia’

Christie Watson

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

The Times

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

The Observer

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

Max Porter

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

Bryony Gordon

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

Joanna Cannon

‘Bittersweet and wonderfully etched’

The Telegraph