The 15 Best Books About Mental Health

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The fantasy books about the fantasy worlds and the stormy romance are great and all, but I would be lying if I said I had no poor place for non-fiction readings. More specifically, he wrote about mental health. You only need to look outside to tell us that things not great, It had a very real impact on people’s mental health. If you find yourself struggling, you are not alone. It’s been a tough year and a half, and TBH, most of us can use a refresher on the basics of mental health care (like how to understand it and take care of yourself…you know, the basics).

If you are looking to learn more about mental health, these books are a great place to start. Most importantly, you should know that reading is absolute Not An alternative to getting professional help. These books offer advice for the average reader, but if you want professional-grade mental health advice, leave it to the professionals. But for those of you casually looking to learn more about anxiety, combat burnout, or even how parental trauma can shape your life (thanks mom and dad!), there’s something here for you in our 15 best books on mental health.

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Are you well?

This book serves as a beginner’s guide to mental health. It answers basic questions, such as the difference between mental health and mental illness, how to know when you need professional help, and how to schedule your first treatment. If you’re just starting out on your mental health care journey (or even if you haven’t!), this book is a great resource.


Maybe you should talk to someone

If you’re in therapy and wondered (as we all do) what your therapist is really thinking, this book might give you some ideas. Therapist Lori Gottlieb takes you through year-long sessions, client issues, and her personal life to give you an exclusive look behind the curtain.


kind of confrontation

Who said you need to read a long, condensed book on mental health to get something? This comic book of dealing with anxiety will make you feel like you’re making love to a good friend, which we all know is one of the best forms of self-care.


So go home

Dr. Jenny Wang, Founder of The Handbook of Therapists in Asia, Pacific Islands, and South America (APISAA), is working to fill a critical gap in the world of mental health books with her 2022 resource So go home. Written specifically for Asian Americans, immigrants, other minorities, and the marginalized, this book provides resources to help readers work in the field of self-care and mental health. Dr. Wang also runs Instaasiansformentalhealth, so check it out!


Unf #ck your brain

Our brains are amazing. But… they can totally mess with you. Dr. Faith Harper looks at what happens when things go awry and gives advice on how to “retrain” your brain to respond to situations more appropriately. And of course there are tons of colorful languages ​​scattered throughout the entire f*cking book.


didn’t start with you

At this point, most of us know that parents can do real damage to their children’s emotional well-being, but what this book explores is how things aren’t necessarily done straightforwardly. to me You can make an impact. didn’t start with you He delves into the concept of “inherited family trauma” and how this can affect everything from gene expression to emotional health. cool stuff!


Don’t feed a monkey’s mind

New Harbinger Publications

Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as cognitive behavioral therapy, is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety. This book delves into the basics of CBT, as well as other mindfulness techniques, to help you learn how to ask troubling questions and prevent them from taking over.


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Marilyn Francois Madden, owner and clinical director of the Hearts Empowerment Counselling Center, has written a book on mental health to empower black girls by speaking through specific self-care tools such as affirmations and goal setting.


Nobody is normal

These days, people casually drop that they are in therapy all the time (because He is Informal, duh), but some still find it hard to talk about mental health. If you’re a fellow history-obsessed, you’ll love this book as it explores the centuries-old treatment of mentally ill people, and how it created this unfair stigma.


Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

After several months of isolation and working from home, the burnout is real! So this book (which came out last year) couldn’t have come at a better time. It goes into why people experience fatigue in very different ways and offers helpful advice on how to reduce stress and find more pleasure.


You are not a rock

As much as many of us would like to, we can’t avoid sadness, anxiety, and all those other less-than-pleasant feelings. So in his helpful book, Mark Freeman suggested the idea that instead of trying to hide from those feelings, we need to rely on them and build our emotional fitness so that we can better serve ourselves.


Emotional self-care for black women

If you’re a black woman looking to learn more about taking care of your mental health, this activity book is a great place to start. It’s all about digging into specific tools you can apply IRL and it includes self-care assessments, gratitude journals, and “trigger tracking” (plus a 12-month planner!).


Hello I want to die please fix me

Having reached a breaking point in her early twenties, journalist Anna Mehler-Baberney decides to do what she does best: use her investigative reporting skills to find out all she can do about depression. In her pursuit of knowledge, we all benefit from this book that charts everything from different types of treatment to the effects of drugs to the shortcomings of the field.


Calm down F*ck Down

If you’ve ever wished you gave a little nonsense in general, this book is a must-read. Author Sarah Knight offers insightful advice that those of us whose minds are constantly going through a worst-case scenario and “what if” need to hear it. It’s about what counts as productive anxiety and how to accept the things you can’t control.


Set boundaries, find peace

Raise your hand if you have trouble setting boundaries sometimes! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ Having boundaries is important but can be difficult to establish, whether it is between work and home life or within specific relationships. Consultant Nidra Glover Tuap offers readers some practical ways to help yourself along the way without feeling bad about it. the win!

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