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. His book, Back from the Brink Too, won the 2009 SANE Australia Book of the Year Award.
He has also written Elephant in the Boardroom and Thriving Naturally. He is a non executive director for R U OK?, a columnist for PsychCentral and Psychology Today and a motivational speaker.
In 2000, Cowan went through a five-year episode of depression, including four suicide attempts, before recovering. On September 10, 2019, World Suicide Prevention Day, Graeme shared his 2004 suicide note on LinkedIn to spark a conversation about depression. The post went viral with over 70,000 views and 250 comments. He is married to Professor Karen Canfell and lives in Sydney.
- Platinum speakers, Graeme Cowan, https://www.platinumspeakers.com.au/Speakers/Graeme-Cowan.aspx Platinum Speakers
- Amazon, About Graeme Cowan, https://www.amazon.com/Graeme-Cowan/e/B002BM5C1C%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
- 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
- ABC News, May 21, 2019, Why a connected team leads to well-being and performance
- Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder. New Harbinger Publications. 2014-01-02.
- 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
- 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
- Amazon, Thriving Naturally, https://www.amazon.com/Thriving-Naturally-Graeme-Cowan/dp/1925265498
- ICMI Speakers and Entertainers, Graeme Cowan, https://www.icmi.com.au/graeme-cowan
- ABC News, September 13, 2019, Patrick Wood, RU OK co-founder Graeme Cowan shares his suicide note to help others, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-12/r-u-ok-founder-graeme-cowan-shares-suicide-note-to-help-others/11500544