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9 Mental Health Book Recommendations on Different Topics

With the summer coming to an end and more time is spent indoors, it is the perfect time to catch up on some areas in your life you may want to address. Check out some of the books below, to get yourself prepared for a nice fall and winter.


1. A BOOK FOR SELF-WORTH

The Gifts of Imperfection

Brene Brown using her words in this book to help you embrace your perfections and recognize your worth. You will leave this book saying, I Am Enough

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2. A BOOK FOR BIPOLAR

The Mother of Black Hollywood

This book is a great read for how many people ignore their problematic behaviors. It wasn’t until Jenifer’s adult life that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You will enjoy the journey throughout her life and her talk about bipolar disorder.

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3. A BOOK FOR ALL MENTAL ISSUES

The Color of Hope Mental Health: Narratives from People of Color

Depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and more are all wrapped into one in this book. Each individual shares their story of how they deal with or affected by someone with a diagnosis. The individuals in this book come from a variety of backgrounds which makes this read even more interesting.

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4. A BOOK FOR MEDITATION

There is No Right Way to Meditate

Looking for a way to start your day or to simply find peace? This book is for you. Yumi guides you through getting connected with your inner self and teaches you that it is your choice how to meditate. What was once thought to be a somewhat difficult task, has proven to be simple as it gets.

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5. A BOOK FOR DEPRESSION

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting

Working with celebrities and high profile clients, gave Terrie more insight to the issue that many blacks deal with daily. She explains her struggles with depression in a relatable way that we all can see ourselves experiencing. She supports us to face our truth and offers a guide to relief 

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6. A BOOK FOR ANXIETY

Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear


Dr. Neal-Barnett hits home with this book as it covers what a lot of us face every day, Anxiety. Thousands of Black women suffer from anxiety but many don’t know how to recognize it or feel ashamed due to the “strong black woman” narrative. Reading this book will give you more insight on your behaviors related to anxiety and how to overcome them. 

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7. A BOOK FOR POST-PARTURM 

This Isn't What I Expected by Karen Kleiman

You or maybe someone you know recently had a baby and struggling with postpartum depression. This book offers some really good advice about how to overcoming postpartum and how to identify the signs if you think you may be experiencing some symptoms.

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8. A BOOK FOR STRESS

Stress Management Workbook - Destress in 10 minutes

10 minutes or less for decreased stress? Sounds like a win! This books gives strategies and tips to manage your stress. Dr. White improve your mind's response to stress which is a life long skill that can be use currently and taught to generations to come.

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9. A BOOK FOR TRAUMA

A Grandmother’s Hands

Resmaa takes a look at how trauma has transferred in our body from previous generational struggles. This book teaches how to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide and gives healing (step-by-step solutions) strategies to address the past trauma.

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What Mental Health Book Do You Recommend?

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