Become your own mental-health expert....
Psychiatrist Dr Steve Ellen and comedian Catherine Deveny combine forces to demystify the world of mental health. Providing an insider perspective, they share their personal experiences of mental illness and unpack the current knowledge about conditions and treatments.
What do we know? What don’t we know? How do we get help? What actually works?
Punctuated with anecdotes, real-life stories and reflections on the cultural and historical context, Mental is an irreverent and entertaining guide to the full spectrum of mental health issues - from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia, personality disorders and substance abuse.
Whether you have a mental illness or support someone who does, Mental offers clear practical help, empowering you with an arsenal of tips and techniques to help build your resilience.
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- Hope Sneddon
funny, helpful, and positive
this is a great book to help give you an broad understanding of mental health illnesses and treatments including medicines, therapies, and physical interventions.
The one negative is that Deveny was not the best speaker and it felt like her chapters were a bit bumpy.