The Statistics about Mental Health are Staggering. Almost Half of all Australians will experience a Mental Health Issue at some point in their lifetime. Leading psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross, from the ABC TV series 'Changing Minds', feels strongly that everyone should have easy access to information the can trust about common mental health problems, whether for themselves or to help family or friends. The result is this empowering guide which aim 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 very challenging time.