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28 October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£10
Join Chorleywood Bookshop and two exceptional authors who debunk myths, challenges assumptions and offer a fresh insight into what it means to be mad, what it means to struggle. And what it means to be human.
‘A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn’t eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains…and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat… but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn’t the patient. I was the doctor.’
In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her own story as a junior doctor, and the stories of many others like her. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this book will bring this tension to life with vivid, human stories, and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us – as well as crucial lessons on mental health at work for all of us.
Joining Joanna is mental health nurse and best-selling author Nathan Filer, Nathan’s new book about Schizophrenia, will revolutionize how you see our current mental health crisis.
Schizophrenia: whether it’s the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it – and how we treat people living with it – is at the core of how we understand mental health.
In The Heartland Nathan Filer, 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 who share their own stories – true stories – about living with this strange and misunderstood condition.