The Heartland

The Heartland ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Heartland Author Nathan Filer – Bluevapours.co.uk 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 Schizophrenia Whether It S The Associations It Conjures Or The People It Brings To Mind, It Is A The Heartland PDF/EPUB ² 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 But What Do We Really Know How Much Time Do We Spend Listening Do We Truly Comprehend This Complex And Often Contradictory Diagnosis In The Heartland , Nathan Filer, Mental Health Nurse And Award Winning Writer, 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 Stories About Living With This Strange And Misunderstood Condition The Heartlanddebunks Myths, Challenges Assumptions, And Offers Fresh Insight Into What It Means To Be Mad, And What It Means To Be Human.

Nathan Filer is a writer and lecturer in creative writing His stand up poetry has been a regular The Heartland PDF/EPUB ² fixture at festivals and spoken word events across the UK and has been broadcast on BBC television and radio , , and Live He is also a BBC Best New Filmmaker and holds an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University He lives in Bristol with his partner and their daughter.

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  • Hardcover
  • The Heartland
  • Nathan Filer
  • 13 December 2019

10 thoughts on “The Heartland

  1. Lou says:

    After the tragicomic genius of Mr Filer s debut novel, The Shock of the Fall, about a young boys struggles with schizophrenia and possibly modelled around his own experiences, he now moves on to write a non fiction work which actively debunks the myths and downright lies told about those who suffer from it I have to start by saying that I have no first hand experience of this mental illness myself, and I don t know anyone who has the condition, but I am endlessly intrigued by lots of topics and I do campaign for the stigma still associated with mental health to be banished Sadly, that is not anywhere near a reality as of yet.The Heartland is an essential, much needed exploration of schizophrenia and represents it in an authentic, accessible and eminently readable style It s a complex, nuanced topic, but it is explored in a very open and honest manner and one hundred years of controversy and conflicts surrounding the serious health condition is discussed too There are still people who question its existence What was most fascinating, but not really a surprise to me, was the correlation between mental health conditions and poverty He also discusses other interesting correlations I learned a lot from this informative work, and the way it was punctuated with...

  2. Rebecca says:

    I read the first 58 pages Filer was completely unprepared when he arrived to work in a psychiatric hospital outside Bristol This book is a record of what he learned about the history of schizophrenia as a diagnosis, its social stigma, and the experience of living it via speaking to patients and hearing their stories I read the first of those stories, about Erica, a fashion journalist who became so paranoid that she was being hunted down for committing unwitting crimes that she tried to commit suicide I ve read a lot of books of anonymized case studies recently, and compared to some especially Nancy Tucker s That Was When People Started to Worry , this is dull and not very enlightening I also found myself irritated by Filer s habit of hedging around all his terms with so called, and the title is all wrong people seeing just the two words The Heartland on the spine will have no idea that this is a book about mental illness They might be thinking it s about the American Midwe...

  3. Sarah Connor says:

    First of all, The Shock of the Fall made me cry proper, ugly crying It was such a powerful book That meant I was really excited to read Nathan Filer s latest book Secondly, I m a Child Psychiatrist, so I know a bit about this stuff, so I was interesting to see how he approached the topic of schizophrenia I loved this book Filer covers all the current controversies in the exploration of schizophrenia in an accurate and accessible way It s extremely readable, and he has the ability to take complex subjects and explore them and unpick them He really looks at the vicious cycle of poverty, trauma and mental health problems, and how they are interrelated That aspect of it was great, and I hope lots of people read it For me, however, it was the way he used stories to humanise the debate that was the most powerful aspect of this book I cried again, actually That s OK he s telling painful stories about painful...

  4. Eddie Clarke says:

    Well written and really enlightening discussion of the issues around our current understanding of schizophrenia what it is it s diagnosis and it s treatment.

  5. Leonart De Loser says:

    Awalnya, saya ingin membaca buku ini karena buku ini terbitan Faber Faber, sebuah lini penerbitan besar di Inggris yang saya tahu yang beberapa penulisnya menerbitkan buku di penerbit ini seperti Orhan Pamuk dan T.S Elliot Dan intuisi saya terhadap buku ini enggak mengecewakan.Buku ini terbagi menjadi 5 bab besar dengan beberapa sub bab kecil setelah 5 Bab besar tersebut Bab pertama mengisahkan seorang wartawan fashion bernama Erica yang merasa dirinya sebagai penjahat nomor satu di Britania Raya yang sebenarnya dia gak pernah berbuat kriminal apa2 Ia merasa dirinya sebagai penjahat dikarenakan waham paranoidnya dalam buku ini Erica disebut seringkali mengalami waham rujukan atau delusion of reference, ia merasa dirinya diinteli oleh badan intelejen Inggris M15 yang memasukkan sebuah chip ke dalam mesin faks miliknya Dan setiap kali dia membaca berita yang ada di media massa hal itu merujuk kepada dirinya Selama bergulat dengan penyakit skizofrenia, Erica sempat tidak mengkonsumsi obat obatan dari dokter, ia menganggap dirinya memiliki kekuatan super seperti dukun atau seorang shaman dan hal itu tentu saja memperburuk kondisi mentalnya Dalam istilah psikologi dan psikiatri yang disebut dalam buku ini, Erica dianggap masuk dalam kategori asonogsia dimana ia merasa tidak sakit tapi realitas di sekelilingn...

  6. Hannah Wingfield says:

    An excellent book well written with a little humour here and there , backs up its claims with research and covers an interesting topic Nathan Filer is a mental health nurse and uses schizophrenia as the starting point to look at various issues within mental health and its treatment, by combining personal accounts with related discussion It s particularly interesting that he chooses to look both at the conventional, Western view of mental health and its treatment and views aligned with the anti psychiatry movement So there is discussion about how diagnoses are arrived at by observing symptoms and giving labels to those which tend to cluster together it s a lot arbitrary than diagnosing a health condition which has a clear microbial cause or can be seen on scans and such and whether these labels mean anything beyond describing symptoms I know some people find their diagnoses very helpful though, so I m not taking sides here There is analysis of schizophrenia within a wider social context and how race and poverty may affect diagnosis and the experience of mental health i...

  7. Lyndsey Jenkins says:

    Will probably be the most important book I read this year Filer was able to articulate my own sense of unease about the lack of attention we pay to inequality, poverty, and exclusion in causing mental illness as well a...

  8. Imogen says:

    Whilst at points I struggled to understand the medical elements, overall this book was relatively easy to read It s extremely informative and I think a very important topic that isn t not talked about enough.

  9. Anneke Cummings says:

    Excellent, informative, accessible readI find it almost a shame that the title of this book refers specifically to so called Schizophrenia , when it is in fact a valuable read which applies to I think all areas of mental health difficulties Jargon is explained, the tone is professional and approachable, with some humour and humbleness making this book accessible to a whole range of readers The thoughts, feelings, opinions and research of a wide range of professionals, those with lived experience, friends, family, carers of service users , as well as the author s own ideas have been included to give a well rounded, well structured explanation of the areas which affect those of us who struggle with threat responses, living in survival mode a lot of the time, and trying to get by.Whether you identify as having mental ...

  10. Deece de Paor says:

    I was undeniably drawn to this in an airport bookshop I already had a book, I didn t need another The bright yellow cover wasn t particularly alluring Then I realised I d already read Nathan Filer s first book and didn t like it all that much But this, this was fantastic I m not much of a non fiction reader it feels like hard work rather than pleasure relaxation yet I was instantly drawn in There s a conversationalist tone and we learn straight away that the scary words associated with schizophrenia are mostly to do with a wholesale lack of understanding of the condition, or umbrella term, applied to lots of different mental health issues First schizophrenia is not split personality American psychiatrists are likely to diagnose patients with schizophrenia and diagnoses are rarely revisited and crea...

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