Wednesday Wisdom: 5 Books to Improve your Mental Health

Wednesday Wisdom: 5 Books to Improve your Mental Health
Wednesday Wisdom: 5 Books to Improve your Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

For your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. If a person survives with mental health issues they should consult with a doctor but if you want to know by yourself then a book can help you precisely and primarily you can also read some book to gather some ideas that how people can deal with or they can suggest it to their friends.

Here are 5 mental health books to add to your booklist:

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk ****

A Workbook For The Body Keeps The Score By Bessel van der Kolk. This book is Best for those people who are battling with trauma. Trauma comes in all forms, from near-death experiences to unexpected loss. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk uses recent scientific discoveries to reveal how trauma doesn’t just impact the mind, but also the body. More than an achievement in neuroscience, “The Body Keeps the Score” is a way for readers to potentially find their way through the depths of trauma with unique approaches to therapy like yoga and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The book has garnered the interest and praise of many in neuroscience and psychology.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand ***

This book is a guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and eBay which will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery. In 2019, actor Russell Brand debuted his book, “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions.” This book provides lessons that can be applied to a variety of addicted patients and it also provides steps for people with addiction and their loved ones to get the help they need.

Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch ****

Guy Winch wrote Emotional First Aid to provide strategies to those in need of mending the emotional pains that everyone experiences at some point in life. Like any wound, leaving an ailment untreated can cause it to worsen or spread. Rather than writing patients a prescription, Winch provides strategies and tools to build your own emotional first aid kit. In the book, he tackles rejection, loneliness, loss and trauma, guilt, rumination, failure, and low self-esteem. Allyson Timmons, licensed mental health professional and founder of Envision Therapy, often recommends Emotional First Aid to her clients. She explains “Guy Winch provides insight into how we are taught from infancy to care for our bodies but not our minds. He challenges us to cater to our emotions just as much as we do the body.” 

Loving Bravely by Alexandra H. Solomon ****

Loving Bravely was written by Alexandra H. Solomon. Friedman, who has worked through this book with clients and herself, finds that it “gently supports the reader to learn about themself and family in ways never considered.” The author believes that real love starts with you, and shares 20 lessons to help readers commit to their emotional well-being and growth. Solomon, a psychologist and relationship expert, introduces the idea of relational self-awareness. By understanding your own strengths and weaknesses in relationships, she feels you can build a better foundation to love yourself and others.

Healing the Trauma of Abuse by Mary Ellen ****

Trauma can turn your world upside down; afterward, nothing may look safe or familiar. And, if you are a woman, studies show that you are twice as likely as your male counterparts to suffer from the effects of a traumatic event sometime during your life. Abuse can come from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse that impacts men, women, and nonbinary people. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women experiences abuse by a romantic partner while 1 in 5 women experiences rape. In this book, readers can take an assessment to understand if they are ready for the exercises. The guide covers subjects like physical and emotional boundaries, self-soothing techniques, female sexuality, self-destructive behaviors, communication techniques, and acceptance.

You can also buy these books from Amazon.com & Goodreads