The Shock of the Fall

by Nathan Filer
The Shock of the Fall is a heart-warming, funny, wise and convincing portrayal of a young boy’s descent into mental illness, from an author with experience as a mental health nurse. Schizophrenia runs in Matthew’s family like a snake that ‘slithers through the branches of our family tree.’ But it is the trauma of his brother Simon’s death that triggers his descent into debilitating mental illness.
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