Book cover: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a (mostly true) memoir by Jenny Lawson.  This is her first book; I previously reviewed her second book, Furiously Happy. Jenny has a fabulously quirky sense of humour.  The book is packed with plenty of wildlife, alive, taxidermied, and otherwise. The book starts off with a bang in the … Continue reading Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

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Book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson

Book Review: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — Books and Bakes

The book: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley PetersonGenre: Non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 After reading Psych Meds Made Simple, I read author Ashley Peterson’s other (and more recent) book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. From Goodreads: “Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis aims to cut through the misinformation, stigma, and assumptions that surround […] … Continue reading Book Review: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — Books and Bakes

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Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple — Books and Bakes

The book: Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley PetersonGenre: Science non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 Last month, I read Psych Meds Made Simple, a short non-fiction book that explains the science behind common psychiatric medications. I found this book through the Mental Health @ Home Blog. MH@H is one of my favorite blogs – […] … Continue reading Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple — Books and Bakes

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book cover: Everything Isn't Terrible by Kathlleen Smith

Book Review: Everything Isn’t Terrible

Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down is written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Kathleen Smith and draws on Bowen theory.  This is a theory of human behaviour that sees anxiety as being rooted in social relationships, and thus work on social relationships must be done to improve anxiety. … Continue reading Book Review: Everything Isn’t Terrible

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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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