James Withey, founder of The Recovery Letters project, editor of 'The Recovery Letters'
I love this book; profoundly moving, beautifully written and above all incredibly important. I read it in one sitting, often nodding, often crying and ultimately I was left feeling wonderfully hopeful.
Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder & CEO stem4
This reflective book presents Michael's recovery from the multiple clinical effects emanating from abject low self-worth and loneliness. Whilst both traditional treatment as well as self-help and lifestyle strategies have helped him, the overriding ingredients that stand out in making positive change and enhancing resilience are the warmth of his connections, both family and friends, and the power of communication - spoken, written and art.
Charlie Mortimer, Author of 'Dear Lupin' & 'Lucky Lupin'
Out of the Madhouse confronts the shocking bleakness of mental illness head on. Michael's diary of his battle to equip himself with both the tools and the will required to rejoin something approaching mainstream existence is sobering ... and Iain's tips and explanations are a big positive.
Joshua Fletcher Psychotherapist & Author of 'Anxiety: Panicking about Panic'
The Maitlands provide a brave, retrospective recount of a socially sensitive topic, where its strength lies in the powerful nature of the book's dual perspective. An honest and touching approach with advice grounded in invaluable, personal experience. Out Of The Madhouse is an excellent exploration of the phenomenology of mental illness and its wider impact.