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Mental Health @ Home book review: Secret Keeper by Marcia Kostoff

Book Review: Secret Keeper

Secret Keeper: The Joys and Struggles of Being a Therapist by Marcia Kostoff gives readers an inside look at what it’s like to be a therapist. The author is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and she specializes in CBT and DBT. The book includes stories about the …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Book Review: Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety by Sally M. Winston and Martin N. Seif uses a cognitive behaviour therapy approach to help readers deal with chronic indecisiveness, avoidance, and catastrophic thinking. The book begins by explaining what anticipatory anxiety is—the expectation of distress and the push towards avoidance that occurs before you encounter the situation you fear in …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: How to Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise by Sajida Haddad

Book Review: How To Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise

How to Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise: Healing from Childhood Trauma is the first self-help book from Sajida Haddad of My Rollercoaster Journey; she has also published a number of other books. The book includes tips based on the author’s own experience and things she’s researched, along with recommendations for further …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: On Mental Illness from The School Of Life

Book Review: On Mental Illness

On Mental Illness comes from The School of Life, which, according to their website, is “an organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times.” The book’s introduction says it aims to be “a sanctuary, a walled garden filled with nourishing psychological vegetation, and with comfortable benches on …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: I Died So I Could Live by Wendy Shipman

Book Review: I Died So I Could Live

I Died So I Could Live is a memoir by Wendy Shipman in which she shares the hardships that she has dealt with, including mental illness, and her recovery process in the hope of showing others that they too can overcome adversity. Poems are interspersed throughout the narrative. The book begins with the challenges she …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Freedom from Health Anxiety

Book Review: Freedom from Health Anxiety

Freedom From Health Anxiety by Karen Lynn Cassiday uses a primarily cognitive behavioural therapy approach to support people dealing with illness anxiety disorder (formerly known as hypochondriasis) and other forms of health anxiety. The book begins with a checklist to assess the negative impact of health anxiety in the areas of negative reactions of others, …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: I Am Reading This Book About Porn Addiction for a Friend

Review: I’m Reading This Book About Porn Addiction for a Friend

I’m Reading This Book About Porn Addiction for a Friend is Joshua Shea’s fourth book about pornography addiction. He writes, “I’m creating this guide because spending time on TikTok and other social media has made me realize how many people, especially young Americans and people in countries where any sex talk is taboo, don’t have …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Unmasking Autism

Book Review: Unmasking Autism

Unmasking Autism by Dr. Devon Price explores masked autism, which the author describes as any presentation of autism that isn’t consistent with stereotypes or the standard idea of autism in most diagnostic tools, as well as “any Autistic person whose suffering wasn’t taken seriously for reasons of class, race, gender, age, lack of access to …

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