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12 Nonfiction Books for Mental Health

May 23, 2023
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"It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper

May is symbolic for spring flowers and hopeful stirrings. For those who don't feel so sunshiny, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mental health issues are broad and far-reaching. If you need guidance with general well-being, healing from trauma, and coping with life challenges, we'd like to do our part in recommending popular nonfiction titles that may offer you new perspectives, methods, or perhaps some needed tough love to help navigate the moments between joy.

1. Unwinding Anxiety : New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
2. Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
3. Living Untethered : Beyond the Human Predicament
4. What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
5. Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
6. The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
7. 12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos
8. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents : How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
9. Self-Care for People with ADHD : 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Prioritize You!
10. Meditations : A New Translation
11. The Answer to Anxiety : How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Anxious Thoughts and Worry
12. The Power of Positive Thinking : 10 Traits for Maximum Results

Talking with trusted friends, family, and therapists is the most important step in finding mental health reassurance. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the National Suicide and Crises Hotline by dialing or texting 988.  Help is available 24 hours a day in English and Spanish.

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