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A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental By Natasha Devon

A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental by Natasha Devon

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A comprehensive guide to mental health from one of the UK's foremost experts

A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental Summary

A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental: An A-Z by Natasha Devon

'Am I normal?'
'What's an anxiety disorder?'
'Does therapy work?'

These are just a few of the questions Natasha Devon is asked as she travels the UK campaigning for better mental health awareness and provision. Here, Natasha calls upon experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to debunk and demystify the full spectrum of mental health. From A (Anxiety) to Z (Zero F**ks Given - or the art of having high self-esteem) via everything from body image and gender to differentiating 'sadness' from 'depression'.

Statistically, one in three of us will experience symptoms of a mental illness during our lifetimes. Yet all of us have a brain, and so we ALL have mental health - regardless of age, sexuality, race or background. The past few years have seen an explosion in awareness, yet it seems there is still widespread confusion. A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental is for anyone who wants to have this essential conversation, written as only Natasha - with her combination of expertise, personal experience and humour - knows how.

A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental Reviews

What a book! Insightful and compassionate A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental is a masterpiece on mental health. A must read. -- James O'Brien, journalist and LBC broadcaster
Natasha Devon's book is a great amalgamation of the continued dialogue around mental health: after nine months as the UK government's mental health tsar, and a lifetime living with mental illness, she shares essential advice in a clear A-Z format, illustrated by Insta-favourite Rubyetc. Wherever you are on the spectrum - because, as she says, "we all have a brain, and therefore a mental health" - you will learn and find useful ways to survive modern life, from anxiety around food to the internet. -- Elle, Big Book Awards Longlist

About Natasha Devon

Natasha Devon MBE is a campaigner who, for the past decade, has toured schools, universities and events throughout the UK to raise awareness and teach others about mental health. She has advised politicians, staged protests both on and offline to effect social change and most recently created the Mental Health Media Charter, to ensure that the landscape of mental health reporting is both responsible and stigma-reducing.

Natasha writes regularly for the Guardian and Telegraph and writes a weekly column for the Times Educational Supplement.

Natasha is a TV and radio regular, making appearances on programmes like This Morning, Channel 4 News, Sky News, LBC and Woman's Hour. She also featured in BBC3's 'How to Live with Women', Channel 4's 'Gok's Teens' and presented BBC iWonder 'Why Do I Earn Less than a Man?'

Natasha is a fellow of the University of Wales, Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year 2012 and in 2015 the Sunday Times and Debretts named her one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.

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A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental: An A-Z by Natasha Devon
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Short-listed for Big Book Awards: Health & Lifestyle Award 2018 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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