Dr Mark Cross - Anxiety
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About The Event
In Anxiety, Dr Mark Cross demystifies this mental illness while sharing his own life-long experience of it.
Anxiety explores the types of anxiety, causes and common triggers, therapies and treatments, anxiety at work, navigating the health systems and much more.
Mark discusses his book and journey with Georgie Dent, author of the acclaimed memoir Breaking Badly.
This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.
About the Book
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross knows a lot about anxiety. Many of his patients are sufferers, which is hardly surprising given anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. But Mark also knows about anxiety from another perspective, because he too has suffered from it all his life.
When the idea for this book was mooted, I was excited. During the first conversation with my publisher, I was already working out the layout in my head and making a list of people I’d interview. That was before my anxiety kicked in …’ - From Anxiety by Dr Mark Cross
Mark first came to public attention in the acclaimed ABC TV series Changing Minds, described by the SMH as ‘one of the most important programs in Australian television history’. Later, with Dr Catherine Hanrahan, Mark co-authored the bestselling book Changing Minds: the go-to guide to mental health.
Now, in his new book, Anxiety, he demystifies this mental illness while sharing his own life-long experience of it. With a foreword by Magda Szubanski AO, Anxiety explores the types of anxiety, causes and common triggers, therapies and treatments, anxiety at work, navigating the health systems and much more.
‘We need this book,’ Magda Szubanski says in her Foreword. ‘As I write this, Australia is on fire. As a consequence, anxiety on both national and personal levels will, without question, escalate … Although not written in response to this national crisis, Mark’s book is an expert, deeply compassionate, practical guide to anxiety, in all of its manifestations.'
About the Author
Dr Mark Cross is a psychiatrist specialising in treating young people, complex PTSD, women's mental health and anxiety disorders. He has a special interest in sexuality and identity issues, as well as mental health in the workplace and is passionate about equality, human rights, ethics in psychiatry, reducing stigma and improving the care and quality of life of people with lived experience of mental illness.
Mark is a senior lecturer at the University of NSW and a conjoint lecturer at Western Sydney University. He is a member of the board of SANE Australia. In 2015, he received the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists NSW Branch Meritorious Service Award for his significant contribution to psychiatry. In 2016, he co-authored with Dr Catherine Hanrahan Changing Minds: the go to guide to mental health, developed out of the landmark ABC TV series of the same name. He is married to John; they have two sons.
About Georgie Dent
Georgie Dent is a journalist, an editor, and a passionate advocate for gender equality. A former lawyer, she is a regular media commentator, public speaker, MC and is the contributing editor of Women’s Agenda.
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