Mental health had been quite a taboo subject up until recently. Slowly, people are opening up about their issues about dealing with mental health. Here are the 10 best books for mental health. However, the stigma attached to mental health has yet not been removed completely even though it is extremely common.
Mental illness causes disruption in your thought process, behavior, emotions and causes low self-esteem. The major reason behind the stigma against mental health is lack of awareness and education regarding the subject.
It is essential to know about mental health not only if you experience such issues, but also if your close ones are experiencing such problems so that you can help them out. Here are suggestions of 10 best books for mental health that you can read to learn about this subject:
Best books for mental health.
Why Does He Do That?
Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft One of the major reasons behind mental illnesses in women are abusive relationships that they are part of Lundy Bancroft is a counselor who through his bestselling book has successfully portrayed the mindset of abusers who devalue women through violence or mental agony.
He also suggests ways on how you can recognize the signs that you are in an abusive relationship and how you free yourself from such relationships. This book teaches you to value your mental health over any other person no matter how close you are.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
This is one of the most fascinating books on mental disorders that you will read. The book by Dr. Sacks, a neurologist describes various situations of unusual mental conditions that are caused due to damage to the brain. The disorder is such that people fail to recognize objects or even those they love and have a streak of violence in them.
The Social Skills Guidebook
Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are by Chris MacLeod MSW This immensely helpful Guidebook is a boon for shy people. The book deals vividly about social situations that one has to cope up with if one is suffering from some mental restrictions like shyness, social anxiety, and extremely low self-esteem.
The author goes into detail as to how such difficulties restrict a person from making friends and have a social life. The book suggests a way to deal with such issues without feeling the need to change your personality so as to impress others.
(Don’t) Call Me Crazy
33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by Kelly Jensen The book by thirty-three different writers is a fabulous eye-opener for people who are either suffering from mental health issues or know of someone who is facing them.
The book is a guide that tells us how mental health issues affect our everyday lives. It discusses the negative connotation around the word ‘crazy’ that is often associated with mental issues. This book is the actual conversation starter regarding such important issues.
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Depression is one of the most common yet the most severe mental issues that people are nowadays dealing with. The author through his memoir of struggling with depression has beautifully described how he overcame his issues with depression by reading, writing and doing all the things that he loved.
He describes how his parents and girlfriend helped him appreciate life all over again. Through this inspiring book, you will discover a new sense of hope if you are battling with similar issues.
There Is No Right Way To Meditate
There Is No Right Way To Meditate By Yumi Sakugawa If you seek the path to lead a life by finding your inner peace, then this is the book for you. This award-winning author through her very captivating words offers you unique insight on how to lead a mindful life and also will guide you on ways to get rid of a bad mood. This book is so beautiful that it will dive deep into your soul and help you find the peace that you have been yearning for.
Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska by John GreenThe best-selling novel by John Green, this fictional book gives you an insight into the life of a girl named Alaska who is smart, funny and self-destructive and the ordeal of the protagonist of dealing with her and her mental health issues.
The book makes you realize that the struggles that a person with mental health problems are real and nobody can understand what they are going through.
Everything Here Is Beautiful
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee This gut-wrenching story of two sisters will tug at your heartstrings. The story about how an elder sister deals with the struggles that are faced by her younger sister who suffers from a mental illness. The beautiful story of how the elder sister reaches out to her sister will stay with you for a long time.
Ikigai by Héctor García & Francesc Miralles Ikigai is a Japanese phrase which means, ‘a reason to get out of bed each morning’. The book is self-help on how you can find meaning and purpose in your life and how you can concentrate on your passions to lead a happy and long life.
Feeling Good The New Mood Therapy
Feeling Good The New Mood Therapy by David D Burns The author, an eminent psychiatrist, gives us a guidebook on how mental issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc., can be cured without using drugs and medicine. One read of the book will give you proven techniques that will help you in dealing with such issues and helping you in having a positive outlook towards life.