Reading well: 10 books (chosen by professionals) to help support your mental health
- mental health
- long term conditions
- young people’s mental health
We’re All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety by Claire Eastham Covering everything from surviving university and the workplace through to social media, parties and dates, this no-nonsense guide tackles how to beat social anxiety. Featuring honest insights about Claire Eastham’s own experiences living with anxiety. The Outrun by Amy Liptrot Returning to Orkney at the age of 30, following a battle with alcoholism in London, Amy Liptrot chronicles her journey with addiction. Trying to come to terms with the addiction that has taken decades of her life, Amy perfectly captures the powerful isolated beauty of her surroundings as she reveals how nature can restore life and renew hope. What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue Providing clear, useful, practical advice on self-esteem, self-care and empowerment. From award-winning blogger 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue, the beautiful design compliments Chidera’s motivational tips and inspiring words of wisdom. The Recovery Letters edited by James Withey and Olivia Sagan A heartfelt collection of letters written by people recovering from depression, addressed to 'Dear You'. Providing hope, support and valuable insight for anyone touched by depression. Based on the 2012 inspirational project, launched with the intention to try and alleviate some of the pain of depression, make loneliness slightly more bearable, and give hope of recovery to those who are suffering from depression, from those who have recovered. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh In her hilarious, honest and relatable book, cartoonist Allie Brosh illustrated her everyday life and journey with depression. Based on her internationally popular webcomic, Allie’s book is equal parts moving and silly. Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman Developed by leading mindfulness experts and featuring downloadable audio meditations, this book has a range of exercises to fit even the most hectic life. From one-minute practices to a complete eight-week guide, discover how daily mindfulness can help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, and mental exhaustion. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur Trailblazing Instapoet Rupi Kaur explores love, despair and mental health with trademark beauty and economy of language in this bestselling collection. A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink Drawing on her own experiences of tragedy in this comforting and inspiring book, discover how to cope during the most difficult times in life. Learning how to live with grief and loss, Cathy explores how she found joy and hope in the world following an unthinkable tragedy. Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou Mixing advice, memoir and poetry, Letter To My Daughter is dedicated to the daughter Angelou never had. Filled with her profound wisdom on how to live well. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Your Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom A heartfelt depiction of the relationship between Mitch Albom and his college professor Morrie Schwartz. Chronicling their time together during the last few months of Morrie’s life as he is dying from motor neurone disease (ALS), it captures the wisdom shared between friends and lessons on how to live.
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