Dr. Simon A. Brooks has forty years’ experience in general clinical psychiatry in the United Kingdom and Canada and has served as Clinical Director in two mental health services. Dr. Brooks was on the Executive of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) as Secretary/Treasurer for six years, and he was awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of the CPA in 2007. Prior to his medical studies, he received a degree in Psychology and Philosophy; more recently, he earned a master’s degree in the Philosophy of Mental Health. Dr. Brooks lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife and their cat, Amelia. He spends some of his spare time singing in two community choirs.