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Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an essential part of everybody’s wellbeing. These nonfiction titles shed light on stress, anxiety, and depression while offering practical solutions to improve your mental health.


10% Happier : How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works : A True Story by Dan Harris
The Nightline anchor, who had a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, takes readers on a rollicking ride through the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news during which he discovered a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

21 Day Mindfulness Challenge : Learn to Live in the Moment by Gill Hasson
This book helps you manage the challenge of making mindfulness a daily habit. Full of practical tips and techniques to make mindfulness a habit, each day you will learn mindful ways to think and behave and to positively transform your life.

Already Enough : A Path to Self-Acceptance by Lisa Olivera
This guide will help you identify, understand, and reframe your life story in order to live a more whole and meaningful life.

Burnout : The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski
The Nagoskis explain why women experience burnout differently than men and provide a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. With insights from the latest science, they explain why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are key to recovering from and preventing burnout

Emotional Healing : How to Put Yourself Back Together Again by Harry Barry
In this instructive and uplifting narrative, Dr. Barry explores how to recover from loss, trauma, grief, and loneliness by helping readers identify their emotions and providing the steps to emotionally heal yourself. Emotional Healing is a practical, compassionate companion for anyone who feels that their emotional wounds are preventing them from fully embracing life.

Everyday Trauma : Remapping the Brain's Response to Stress, Anxiety, and Painful Memories for a Better Life by Tracey Shors
Dr. Tracey Shors examines trauma with a focus on its pervasive nature - how it can happen at any time, through big or small events, and how it often reappears in the form of encoded memory. Her research reveals that when we are reminded of our trauma, reliving that tragic moment copies yet another memory of it in our brain, making it that much more difficult to forget.

Healing the Child Within : Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L Whitfield
In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within, that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled-launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life.

It Didn't Start With You : How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by a renowned expert in the field.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone : A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
The national advice columnist presents a behind-the-scenes tour of a therapist's world from the perspective of both a patient and a psychotherapist who found answers in her client's journeys.

The Body Keeps the Score : Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world's foremost experts on trauma, has spent more than three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust.

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health : Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Rheeda Walker
In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist Reeda Walker offers a comprehensive guide to help African Americans combat stigma, increase awareness around mental illness, practice emotional wellness, and get the best care possible for Black people in an unequal system.

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julie Ann Smith
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health, even in the most trying of times. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries which make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance.



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