May is Mental Health Month. Now, more than ever, seems a good time to raise awareness about mental health. The A.K. Smiley Public Library’s new book section has many selections from different perspectives on mental health issues, with a few examples mentioned here.
“Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind,” by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD; “Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery,” by Catherine Gildiner; “Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times,” by Lise Van Susteren, MD and Stacey Colino; “Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life,” by Christie Tate; “Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don’t Want to Talk About,” by Ryan Casey Waller; “The Long Night: Readings and Stories to Help You Through Depression,” by Jessica Kantrowitz; “Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life,” by Craig Groeschel; “The Upside of Being Down,” by Jen Gotch with Rachel Bertsche; “Hilarious World of Depression,” by John Moe; “Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks,” by Drew Ramsey, MD; “When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids,” by Abigail Gewirtz, PhD.
The Young Adult section located downstairs in the Library also has a few new books to check out, as well. “Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or a Friend is in Crisis,” by Kristi Hugstad; “Anxiety…I’m So Done With You: A Teen’s Guide to Ditching Toxic Stress and Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness,” by Jodi Aman; “Rewire Your Anxious Brain for Teens: Using CBT, Neuroscience & Mindfulness to Help You End Anxiety, Panic & Worry,” by Debra Kissen, PhD, Ashley D. Kendall, PhD, Michelle Lozano, LMFT, and Micah Ioffe, PhD.
A.K. Smiley Library is open for in-person visits. Refer to the website at www.akspl.org for hours and also for information on our e-books and databases which are available 24/7. Knowledge is power!