Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which mental illness-related books have you read?

“Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness

“Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness

*I'm talking about the afterword of the book "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff, so... yes, that would be a spoiler.*     Odd enough, one of the things that will stick with me most from "Beautiful Boy" is a part of the story that isn't even mentioned until the afterword.   Through years of addiction, [...]

5 Reasons to Buy RX: A Graphic Memoir

5 Reasons to Buy RX: A Graphic Memoir

    FUN, CREATIVE APPROACH: If you love Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir, you will love this book! Both books are graphic memoirs in a similar cartoony style which makes it a fun and quick read. TRULY ENCOMPASSES THE COMPLEXITY OF ILLNESS: It is the portrayal of the mental [...]

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

  I recently finished Jeannette Walls' bestselling memoir The Glass Castle, a book that I've been wanting to get to for a while now. This autobiography captures bits of her childhood, illustrating the hunger and pain of extreme poverty... sleeping in cardboard boxes and constantly escaping bill collectors. The snippets of her life that she [...]

Common Thinking Distortions

Common Thinking Distortions

  It may be beneficial to identify common thinking distortions in your own thinking! These manners of thinking can become exaggerated when anxious or depressed. Once you recognize these distortions, it's easier to limit or stop these thought patterns in the future! Common thinking distortions: Black & white thinking: thinking in absolutes, things are either [...]