Book cover: Bright-sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Book Review: Bright-Sided

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich was recommended by a fellow writer on Medium.com who, like me, has chronic treatment-resistant depression. The book looks at different ways that expectations of positive thinking with no room for anything else are actually harming our society.  The author doesn't use the term toxic positivity, but she's talking … Continue reading Book Review: Bright-Sided

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Book cover: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library by Roz Warren

Book Review: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library

If you thought libraries were dull, Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library: An Insider's Tale of Library Life by Roz Warren will prove that you're dead wrong.  I'm taking a quick break this week from mental health books because I know Roz from over at Medium.com and she's hilarious. The book is based … Continue reading Book Review: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library

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Book cover: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges

Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

The More Or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges is an A-Z listing of a wide variety of different self-care strategies.  The book is visually appealing, with illustrations and an easy to read layout.  Parts of the book are targeted specifically at people with mental illness, but it would still be relevant to … Continue reading Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

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Book cover: The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About by Joshua Shea

Book Review: The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About

The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships by Joshua Shea describes the events that culminated in having his life come shattering down, and how he began to rebuild and heal. Much of the book revolves around the local lifestyle magazine he started, which grew into … Continue reading Book Review: The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About

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Book cover: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis

Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD is written by Charlotte Dennis, who shares the experiences she has been through working on her own OCD using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — This Bipolar Brat

Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home published another phenomenal book last month, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. This book not only goes over the different diagnosis but also includes small essays on people who have personal experience with them. I was lucky enough to have Ashley accept my piece on ADD. I love this […] … Continue reading Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — This Bipolar Brat

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book cover: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar by E.M. Sebree

Book Review: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar

Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar is a memoir by E.M. Sebree about learning to live with bipolar disorder. Like many people bipolar, she was first diagnosed with depression, which was triggered by sexual abuse.  While she was still in high school she became manic, and she shares the psychotic symptoms she experienced and her … Continue reading Book Review: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar

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Book cover: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

Book Review: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, 2nd ed., is written by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein.  MBSR is an approach that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose book Wherever You Go There You Are I've previously reviewed on MH@H. The authors offer this description of mindfulness: "Mindfulness is about being fully aware of whatever is happening … Continue reading Book Review: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

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