March can be the cruelest month, to paraphrase T.S. Eliot. Many of us embarked on diets in the New Year, only to feel failures when we ditch them. And many of us have indeed ditched them by now – most estimates suggest that 90 per cent of us fall off the diet wagon.
Many books describe the impact of mental illness on those who are ill and those who care for them. None, however, perfectly match the needs of friends who want to make a difference but are unsure what to do.