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Mental Health Resources

Adult Mental Health

Loving Someone with Anxiety: Understanding and Helping Your Partner by Kate Thieda provides insights and practical advice on understanding and supporting a partner who is struggling with anxiety.

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts by Sally Winston and Martin Seif is a guide that offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help individuals overcome intrusive, disturbing thoughts.

Stop the Anger Now: A Workbook for the Prevention, Containment, and Resolution of 
Anger by Ron Potter-Efron is a workbook that provides practical exercises and strategies to help individuals prevent, contain, and resolve their anger.

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small 
Change at a Time by Alex Korb explains how neuroscience principles can be used to reverse the course of depression through small, manageable changes.
Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion by Elisha Goldstein is a book that outlines how mindfulness and self-compassion can be used as tools to overcome depression and build a happier life.
What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide by Mitch Golant and Susan Golant is a guide that offers practical advice, compassion, and understanding to those whose loved ones are dealing with depression.

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction– from 
Childhood through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell is a guide that offers the latest scientific research and practical strategies to help individuals with ADD/ADHD thrive at all stages of life.

Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?: Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love 
Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Gina Pera is a book that offers guidance on understanding and coping with a loved one’s Attention Deficit Disorder.

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with 
Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo is a classic self-help book that offers adults with ADD understanding, empathy, and strategies for managing their condition.

Loving Someone in Recovery: The Answers You Need When Your Partner Is Recovering 
from Addiction by Beverly Berg is a book that provides practical advice and answers for individuals whose partners are on the path to recovery from addiction.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel 
van der Kolk is a book that explores how trauma affects the body and mind, and discusses new treatments for recovery.

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family 
Systems Model by Richard C. Schwartz is a book that introduces the Internal Family Systems model and its application for healing trauma.

Trauma is Really Strange by Steve Haines is a book offering a unique and accessible 
exploration of how trauma impacts our bodies and minds, using graphic storytelling.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Maté is a 
book providing a compassionate understanding of addiction using case studies and personal insights.

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté is a 
book that dissects how Western society is toxic and damaging to our mental health.

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers 
of Neuroplasticity” by Norman Doidge is a book that highlights how the brain can heal itself through neuroplasticity.

Children’s Mental Health

Annie Stories: A Special Kind of Storytelling by Doris Brett is a book introducing a therapeutic storytelling technique developed by Australian psychologist Doris Brett, to help children work through problems or crises.

Parenting Kids With OCD: A Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Child With OCD by Bonnie Zucker is a book that provides parents with strategies for understanding and supporting their children dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say ‘No Way’ — and Parents Say ‘Way to Go’” by John March is a book outlining a program designed to empower children and teens to challenge and overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths by Lara Honos-Webb is a book that offers strategies to transform the challenges of ADHD into strengths, viewing the condition as a unique gift.

Teen Mental Health

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a book offering a deep dive into the adolescent brain, providing insights for parents and educators alike.

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel is a book providing insight into how brain development impacts teenagers’ behavior and relationships.

Outsmarting Worries (An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety) by Dawn Heubner is a guide that offers anxiety management techniques aimed at older kids, providing them with practical tools to outsmart their worries.

Depression: A Teen’s Guide To Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland is a book providing guidance for teenagers dealing with depression, discussing cognitive-behavioral therapy principles to help them adopt a problem-solving, strategy-based approach to their mental health.

Stuff that’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Making Space for OCD and Living Life Anyway by Ben Sedley and Lisa Coyne is a guide that offers strategies to help teens manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms and live life fully despite the disorder.

For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs by Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer is a book offering support and guidance for teenagers dealing with a parent who
struggles with substance abuse.

Couples & Marriage Resources

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller is a book offering insights into adult attachment theory and provides practical advice for creating and maintaining loving relationships.

52 E-mails to Transform your Marriage: How to Reignite Intimacy and Rebuild Your Relationship by Samantha Rodman is a book that provides 52 email writing assignments designed to help couples reconnect and reignite their intimacy.

An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us By Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Jennifer Fitzgerald is a workbook that uses emotionally focused therapy techniques to enhance connection, closeness, and emotional intimacy between couples.

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by John Gottman, Julie Schwarts Gottman, Doug Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams is a book outlining eight key conversations that can foster love and commitment in a long-term relationship.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Susan Johnson is a book that offers seven transformative conversations that can help couples enhance their emotional connection and bond.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch is a book that delves into the complexities of sustaining love and intimacy in long-term committed relationships.

The New Rules of Marriage: What you Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real is a book offering modern, practical advice for couples looking to create successful, loving relationships.

The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples by John Gottman explores the intricate dynamics of trust in relationships, offering strategies for emotional attunement between couples.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman and Nan Silver provides you with seven key principles that can prevent marital discord and enhance a couple’s mutual happiness.

Things Just Haven’t Been the Same: Making the Transition from Marriage to Parenthood by Brad Sachs is a book  that offers insights and strategies for couples navigating the transition from marriage to parenthood.

Family Counselling Resources

Growing Up With Divorce: Helping Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems by Neil Kalter offers insights into how children at different stages of development are impacted by divorce, and provides strategies to help them navigate the emotional challenges.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce: Healthy, Effective Communication Techniques for Your Changing Family by Samantha Rodman
is a book that provides practical advice on communicating effectively about divorce with your kids, helping them understand and cope with the changes in their family.

Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust by Nicholas Long and Rex Forehand is a book offering 50 practical, action-oriented strategies to aid children in adjusting to the changes brought about by divorce.

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffery Foote and Carrie Wilkens is a book that provides a groundbreaking method that combines science and kindness to help families and friends positively reinforce and support their loved ones in overcoming substance abuse.

Parenting Resources

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel is a book helping parents to understand how their own childhood experiences can influence their parenting style.

The Power of Showing Up by Daniel Siegel is a book that emphasizes the importance of presence in a child’s life.

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel is co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson, and provides strategies to nurture a child’s developing mind.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman is a book is a guide for teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world.

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child’s Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore by Kent Hoffman Reld, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell is a guide that uses vivid stories and practical tools to help parents foster healthy attachment with their children, emphasizing the importance of self-understanding, flexibility, and safety in nurturing a child’s emotional resilience and independence.

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Becky Kennedy is a book that offers robust yet simple parenting strategies to help parents navigate their biggest challenges and become the parent they aspire to be.

Resources For Grief

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore is a book offering guidance and companionship to those dealing with profound grief, emphasizing that extraordinary grief is a reflection of extraordinary love and promoting a transformative approach to coping.

Living Through Personal Crisis by Ann Kaiser Stearns provides practical advice and emotional support for individuals going through personal crises, emphasizing the importance of self-care and resilience.

The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father by Maxine Harris explores the lifelong impact of losing a parent at a young age, offering insights into the profound psychological effects and potential for personal growth following such a loss.

Mindfulness Resources

Rewiring Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness by Marsha Lucas combines neuroscience and mindfulness meditation to provide a program that helps readers create vibrant, successful relationships.

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation as a simple yet profound way to cultivate conscious living in the present moment.

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer offers insights and methods for emotional healing through mindfulness.

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh is a book introducing readers to the transformative power of meditation.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert provides practical exercises and strategies to manage anxiety through mindfulness and acceptance.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living by Kirk D. Strosahl and Patricia J. Robinson offers a comprehensive guide to using mindfulness and acceptance to overcome depression.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith presents tools and techniques to break free from negative thoughts and live a more meaningful life.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by John Kabat-Zinn explores the practice of mindfulness meditation and its application in daily life.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle delves into the concept of living in the present moment and its transformative potential for spiritual growth.