The Mind Surfer is journalist Erica Crompton’s memoir, a collection of first-person prose and journalism which explains exactly what psychosis is and how she learned to manage it in her late teens to mid-thirties. This book is aimed at all people, young or old, whose lives have been touched by psychosis: themselves, their loved ones and their caregivers. It’s written like a magazine: crammed with first-person features and expert tips, and the prose is clear and concise. She hopes this will help to engage a younger audience as well as more established patients with psychosis, which affects 1 in 20 people and is most likely to take a grip in the late teens to early twenties.
“This is no misery memoir but a passionate and hopeful account of living with psychosis, with lots of wisdom and self-help advice along the way.” – Alastair Campbell
“Erica shares her mental health journey with such rawness and wisdom. I could relate to so much of it, and I know many others will too. Her writing is extremely powerful. Erica’s words will no doubt touch everyone who reads her story.” – Jonny Benjamin MBE
“Bursting with hope and packed full of sage advice.” – David O’Coy, Editor, Fused Magazine.
“My parallel (or dual) aim in writing The Mind Surfer is simple. I hope I am giving hope to those who may read these words contained herein and draw on their inner strength to prevail. I did.” – Erica Crompton, Author of The Mind Surfer