Lucy Foulkes

What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)
  • What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)

  • '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

Dr Lucy Foulkes is a psychologist who researches mental health and social development in adolescence. She is an honorary lecturer in psychology at UCL and lives in London. Losing Our Minds is her first book.

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