Graeme Cowan

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Graeme Cowan
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAustralian
GenreNon fiction

Graeme Cowan (born March 10, 1958) is an Australian author of four books. He also helped Gavin Larkin create and launch the charity R U OK?.[1][2][3][4]

Career[edit]

His book, Back from the Brink, includes a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, a foreword by actress Glenn Close and has been launched in China. It was written from his first-hand knowledge of surviving four suicide attempts and suffering from clinical depression.[5] His book, Back from the Brink Too, won the 2009 SANE Australia Book of the Year Award.[6]

He has also written Elephant in the Boardroom[7] and Thriving Naturally.[8] He is a non executive director for R U OK?, a columnist for PsychCentral and Psychology Today and a motivational speaker.[9][3][2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Graeme went through a five-year episode of depression, including four suicide attempts, before recovering.[1] He is married to Professor Karen Canfell and lives in Sydney.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Platinum speakers, Graeme Cowan, https://www.platinumspeakers.com.au/Speakers/Graeme-Cowan.aspx Platinum Speakers
  2. ^ a b c Amazon, About Graeme Cowan, https://www.amazon.com/Graeme-Cowan/e/B002BM5C1C%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
  3. ^ a b Sydney Morning Herald, September 15, 2011, Daniel Hurst, Three little words that could safe a life, https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/three-little-words-that-could-save-a-life-20110915-1kat7.html
  4. ^ ABC News, May 21, 2019, Why a connected team leads to well-being and performance
  5. ^ Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder. New Harbinger Publications. 2014-01-02.
  6. ^ SANE Australia, May 14, 2009, SANE Australia announces Book of the Year Award, https://www.sane.org/images/stories/media/0905_media_book_year_.pdf
  7. ^ Elephant in the boardroom, ABC, September 16, 2013, https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/the-elephant-in-the-boardroom3a-getting-mentally-fit-for-work/4956868
  8. ^ Amazon, Thriving Naturally, https://www.amazon.com/Thriving-Naturally-Graeme-Cowan/dp/1925265498
  9. ^ ICMI Speakers and Entertainers, Graeme Cowan, https://www.icmi.com.au/graeme-cowan

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