Changing Minds

The go-to Guide to Mental Health for Family and Friends

by Dr Mark Cross Dr Catherine Hanrahan

On Sale: 22/02/2016


About the Book

This compassionate and insightful guide will demystify mental health issues and help anyone concerned about themselves or loved ones.

Leading psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross, from the acclaimed ABC TV series 'Changing Minds', feels strongly that everyone should have easy access to information they can trust about common mental health problems, whether for themselves or to help family or friends. The result is this empowering guide, written with Dr Catherine Hanrahan, which aims to cut through the myths and taboos about mental health and offer clear, practical help. It covers a wide range of common issues, from bipolar, anxiety, personality and eating disorders, to depression, post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia, and includes how to get help, what treatments are available and how to live successfully with a mental illness. Most importantly, it shows how carers and families can help a loved one through what can be a very challenging time. Since almost half of all Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime, this book is for everyone.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460705612
  • ISBN 10: 1460705610
  • Imprint: ABC Books
  • On Sale: 22/02/2016
  • Pages: 320
  • BISAC1: MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General


Doctor Mark Cross is a psychiatrist specialising in treating young people, complex PTSD, women's mental health and anxiety disorders. He has a special interest in sexuality and identity issues, as well as mental health in the workplace. Mark has worked in psychiatry for three decades and is a senior lecturer at the University of NSW as well as acting conjoint lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. He is a member of the board of SANE Australia, whose mission is to improve the mental health of those living with complex mental health issues as well as reducing stigma. Mark is passionate about equality, human rights, ethics in psychiatry, reducing stigma and improving the care and quality of life of people with lived experience of mental illness. In 2016, he co-authored with Dr Catherine Hanrahan Changing Minds: the go to guide to mental health, developed out of the landmark ABC TV series of the same name. Along the way he has made a flourishing family in his very own way.    

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