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Best Mental Health Books

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Best Mental Health Books
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The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk - 2015-09-08 (first published in 2014)
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A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical viole...
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb - 2019-04-02
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One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will ...
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
A New Journey Through Anxiety
Sarah Wilson - 2018-04-24 (first published in 2017)
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The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helpe...
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
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The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle - 2004-08-19 (first published in 1997)
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Eckhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive voice and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered what exactly "living in the now" means. Foremost, Tolle is a wor...
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The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love
Amir Levine - 2012-01-05 (first published in 2010)
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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding...
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The Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Solomon - 2015-05-19 (first published in 2000)
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Sometimes, the legacy of depression includes a wisdom beyond one's years, a depth of passion unexperienced by those who haven't traveled to hell and back. Off the charts in its enlightening, comprehensive analysis of this pervasive yet misunderstood condition, The Noonday Demon forges a long, brambly path through the subject of depression--exposing...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey - 2013-11-19 (first published in 1989)
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When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. This b...
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Reasons to Stay Alive
Matt Haig - 2016-02-23 (first published in 2015)
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Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live."Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day b...
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The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health
Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve
Rheeda Walker - 2020-05-01
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An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis—and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system. We can’t deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and th...
It Didn't Start with You by Mark Wolynn
Burnout by Emily Nagoski
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell
Recovery by Russell Brand
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
We've Been Too Patient by L. D. Green
Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen
Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Claire Weekes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple by Seth J. Gillihan
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti
This Is Depression by Diane McIntosh
A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Be Calm by Jill Weber
The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Boundaries by Henry Cloud
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M Holmes
Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Man Enough by Justin Baldoni
OCDaniel by Wesley King
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz
Darkness Visible by William Styron
Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan
Feeling Good by David D. Burns
How to Fail by Elizabeth Day
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Don't Feed The WorryBug by Andi Green
Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
Up and Down the Worry Hill by Aureen Pinto Wagner
Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
How Not to Fall Apart by Maggy van Eijk
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Stop Overthinking by Nick Trenton
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? by Raj Raghunathan
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
How to Be a Grown-Up by Daisy Buchanan