Books

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON MENTAL HEALTH

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Paperback (Jen Sincero)  
In this entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, delivers 27 engaging chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises to help you identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want,  By the end of the book, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to kick some serious ass.

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Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Brian Cuban)
Successful lawyer, activist and TV host, Brian Cuban shares a series of very personal, witty and poignant anecdotes about his personal battle with a mental disorder known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in which the sufferer is preoccupied with a distorted sense of self-image and is often afflicted with eating disorders, depression and addiction.

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What Children Remember (Tasha Hunter)
A personal account of surviving complex developmental trauma, this memoir poignantly sheds light on the virulent emotional effects of childhood abuse. Following the author through her years of struggling with issues of abandonment and post-traumatic stress, her story brings to life her search for meaning, acceptance, and love. As a mental health advocate who now specializes in the treatment of PTSD, she provides a unique perspective on the importance of building relationships with one’s self, with others, and with God. 

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Anxiety Insights (Lori Maney Lentini)
The story of a mother’s journey as she struggles to understand and help her daughter manage severe anxiety and depression (told both from her perspective and her daughter’s), Through honest and unapologetic accounts of debilitating struggle and everyday triumphs, you will also hear from family and friends dealing with anxiety born out of trauma, sexual abuse, bullying, post-traumatic stress, and plain-old genetics. 

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Touch (Doddie Greer)
Never underestimate the healing power of touch. Based on the author’s own life experiences, this book’s main character, Alex Sutton has issues, including the fact that she can’t stand any tupe of physical contact. She has resigned herself to a lonely existence of duty and obedience to her family until tragedy strikes, and an unexpected friend enters her life and changes everything.​

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