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  • Published: 4 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785947025
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $45.00
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Are You Really OK?

Understanding Britain's Mental Health Emergency




BBC investigative journalist, documentary maker and author of the Sunday Times bestseller, On the Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey Dooley explores the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people.

We are not OK...
I've been fortunate enough to meet many remarkable people over the last decade of making documentaries - sometimes in incredibly hostile environments, where they've been really up against it - and I've seen the devastating effect that poverty, trauma, violence, abuse, stigma, stress, prejudice and discrimination can have on people's mental health. It has always been the common thread...

Every week, 1 in 10 young people in the UK experiences symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, and 1 in 5 have considered taking their own life at some point. In this book, Stacey Dooley opens up the conversation about mental health in young people, to challenge the stigma and stereotypes around it.
Working in collaboration with mental health experts and charities, Stacey talks to young people across the UK directly affected by mental health issues, and helps tell their stories responsibly, in order to shine a light on life on the mental health frontline and give a voice to young people throughout the UK who are living with mental health conditions across the spectrum.

As well as hearing about their experiences directly, Stacey speaks to medical experts, counsellors, campaigners and health practitioners who can give detailed insights into the conditions profiled and explore the environmental factors that play a part - including poverty, addiction, identity, pressures of social media and the impact of Covid-19.

  • Published: 4 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785947025
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

About the author

Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley is one of the UK’s most loved documentary presenters. Across her series, Stacey Dooley Investigates, she has examined a variety of topics from sex trafficking and under age sex slavery, to domestic violence.
Stacey immersed herself in different groups with extreme ideologies and beliefs in a two-part series Brainwashing Stacey Dooley for BBC3 last year where she had to embrace the challenging world of pro-abortionists and the controversial arena of big game hunting. And in 2016, Stacey travelled to Syria and presented the critically acclaimed documentary, Stacey Dooley on The Frontline: Gun Girls and ISIS, also for BBC3.
2017 has seen Stacey explore the dangerous world of child pornography in Japan, investigate the missing indigenous girls of Canada and go undercover in the growing criminal world of Britain’s digital drug dealers.

In 2018, Stacey was awarded an MBE for her outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

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