A must-read for parents, young adults, and indeed anyone close to someone whose mental wellbeing has suffered as a result of feelings of 'otherness' or alienation.
A sense of belonging - being liked, understood, accepted for who you are - is vital for our mental health. Whether it is fitting in at school, struggling to connect with colleagues in a new job, or just feeling out of place in your own family, we all, at various stages in our lives, find ourselves questioning our identity. ?
For Dr Holan Liang, one of the UK's foremost psychiatrists, this crisis of identity cuts right to the heart of the modern epidemic of anxiety and depression. ?
In this ground-breaking book, she draws on her own experience as an immigrant to the UK, and on 20 years of caring for patients suffering from a range of mental health conditions, from eating disorders to OCD, to explore a radical new perspective on mental health.?
Warm, wise and full of humanity, A Sense of Belonging will help you to: understand the causes of loneliness, reprioritise the people and things that matter, stop people-pleasing, and learn how to accept yourself in order to find genuine connection.