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Mantal health impacts our daily lives and books are more than just comfort. Books can become a portal to a different world, a bridge to build a new past or even the future, an outpost for philosophies, and mostly a support system for times of need, a time when we need to know we are not alone.

Mental health books can be a useful way to process your experiences, learn about psychology, and often find techniques and tools to help in daily life. They can aid your mental health toolkit by providing different techniques, scientific research, and stories of others who have faced the same hurdles.

Trapped Inside Myself: Freedom From the Weight of Suicide

Kevin Hodgon

157 pages

What is my purpose? Why am I here? Why should I live? At the mercy of depression for years and lacking the answers to these important questions, travel connoisseur Kevin Hodgon tried to take his own life and failed—twice. Perhaps life had more to offer him than he previously thought.

In a desperate attempt to rid himself of these dangerous suicidal thoughts, Kevin leaves everything behind to embark on a healing journey through various parts of North and South America. Inspired by strangers’ support in his viral social media post shining a light on suicide and depression, he finds renewed vigour to embrace his former passion and learn to love himself—flaws and all.

In this book, Kevin details how he overcame his adversities and shares how to practice self-love, live in the moment, and defeat your inner demons.

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Elaine N. Aron

288 pages

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the highly sensitive person, it’s a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations.

In The Highly Sensitive Person, you will discover:
– Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities
– Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process
– Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Lori Gottlieb

432 pages

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

*An O, The Oprah Magazines Best Nonfiction Book of 2019*
*An IndieNext Pick*
*A Book of the Month Club Selection*
*An Apple Best Book of the Month*
*A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book*
*A Newsday, Apple iBooks, Thrive Global, Refinery29, and Book Riot Most Anticipated Book of 2019*

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s worldwhere her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

The Path to Calm

Nick Trenton

200 pages

Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life.

Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don’t get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don’t matter, and never will.

Stop agonizing over the past and trying to predict the future.

Nick Trenton grew up in rural Illinois and is quite literally a farm boy. His best friend growing up was his trusty companion Leonard the dachshund. RIP Leonard. Eventually, he made it off the farm and obtained a BS in Economics, followed by an MA in Behavioral Psychology.


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