Child psychiatrist Dr Mike Shooter sheds light on the painful issues and universal experience of growing up, through the stories of his patients and their families. Growing up isn’t easy. We can be at our most vulnerable and confused, and the right help isn’t always there when we need it most. For over forty years psychiatrist Mike Shooter has listened to children and adolescents in crisis, helping them to find their stories and begin to make sense of their lives. His own life also has been shaped by his battle with depression: it makes him question received wisdom; he knows labels don’t always fit and one diagnosis will not work for all.
Dr Mike Shooter CBE is a former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was the first child psychiatrist to hold that post. He is now an honorary fellow of six Royal Colleges and has spoken from public and professional platforms, and advised governments in many parts of the world.