What Mental Illness Really Is… (And What It Isn’t)

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Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of what it actually is has yet to catch up. Too often, psychiatric disorders are confused with the inherent stresses and challenges of human experience. A narrative has taken hold that a mental health crisis has been building among young people for some time – one that, with the arrival of COVID-19, is set to get far worse. In this profoundly sensitive and constructive book, psychologist Lucy Foulkes argues that the crisis is one of ignorance as much as illness.

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‘A must-read… Fascinating’ JO BRAND

We need to rethink the conversation around mental health – psychologist Lucy Foulkes explores how and why.

How do mental health problems arise?
How do we distinguish between the ‘normal’ challenges of modern life and actual illness?
Is society really experiencing a new mental health crisis?

In this urgently needed book, psychologist Lucy Foulkes investigates what we know about mental illness – and shines a light on what we don’t. It offers a profound new approach to how we think, talk and help when it comes to mental health.

(Previously published in 2021 in hardback under the title Losing Our Minds.)

‘Captivating…engaging and lucid’ Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

‘Clear-headed, compassionate and, ultimately, optimistic’ Mark Haddon

‘Thorough, wise…much needed’ Mark Rice-Oxley

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

616.89 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K