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Welcome to my *NEW* Friday series! Each week I’ll be featuring 10 Nonfiction Books with a common theme or subgenre. This week I’m featuring ten titles on Mental Health
Psychology is a BIG field. And nonfiction books about mental health? It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
We’ve done the research for you, though—and we’re happy to report that there are actually quite a few nonfiction books that have been written about mental health. The challenge of defining mental illness is an interesting one, and one that many of these books address in different ways. Some look at what happens when society changes its mind about what constitutes mental illness: for example, how homosexuality was once considered a disorder but is now widely accepted as normal. Others take on the current challenges of defining mental illness: for example, how trauma can affect people differently depending on their experiences and backgrounds, or how the definition of anxiety has become so broad that it’s no longer useful as a diagnostic category.
Other nonfiction books look at specific traumas or disorders: for example, a mother who loses her child may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression; someone who suffers an injury may develop chronic pain syndrome; someone who was sexually abused may suffer from PTSD or dissociative identity disorder (DID). Some nonfiction books address therapy—how it works and what it accomplishes—and others focus on memoir.
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- The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Rheeda Walker
- Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients, and the Legacy of Trauma by Galit Atlas
- Never Simple: A Memoir by Liz Scheier
- Move the Body, Heal the Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep by Jennifer Heisz
- The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response by Ellen Vora
- Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby
- Broken (in the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson
- The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
- I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir by Baek Sehee and Anton Hur (Translator)
- How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression and Future-Proof Your Brain by Kimberley Wilson
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