Mental Health & Psychology

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health issues are common in the best of times, and now during the COVID-19 outbreak, worry, sheltering at home, and social distancing can easily exacerbate these challenges. We must be diligent to take time for self-care as well as being mindful of those most at risk of compounding their pre-existing mental health problems. Here are some recommendations on books that shed light on various facets of our emotional inner lives. They are written by mental health experts or are first-hand narratives, stories of recovery, self-help, and self-care advice. Most of all, these books can nourish compassion and understanding for yourself and others.

Mental Health Books
 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Daniel Goleman (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807005552
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Published: Beacon Press - March 23rd, 2020

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062836786
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Published: Dey Street Books - April 24th, 2018

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

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Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130017
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2016

Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062906038
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Published: William Morrow - May 7th, 2019

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972328
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

The 4 Season Solution: The Groundbreaking New Plan for Feeling Better, Living Well, and Powering Down Our Always-On Lives Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982115159
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224155
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Published: Penguin Books - May 14th, 2019

The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780525521242
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681373973
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Published: New York Review Books - October 22nd, 2019

Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632868312
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 3rd, 2019

Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices for Health and Happiness Cover Image
By Madan Kataria, Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134947
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Published: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525434900
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Published: Anchor - January 14th, 2020

Notes on a Nervous Planet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133421
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2019

All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

The Conquest of Happiness Cover Image
By Bertrand Russell, Daniel C. Dennett (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780871406736
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Published: Liveright - August 5th, 2013

The Book of Calm: 250 Ways to a Calmer You Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781507210055
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Published: Adams Media - December 25th, 2018

How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials #5) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781941529089
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Published: Parallax Press - September 18th, 2015