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Self Help Books for Mental Illness

Self Help Books For Mental Illness

Only in recent years has the importance of mental health been widely advocated for, especially in the United States.

Even as recently as the early 2000s, mental health was never publicly discussed, and sharing your mental health issues was considered taboo. However, as the discussion of mental illness becomes more widely accepted, new tools have been created to help individuals struggling with their mental health.

As a Boca mental health treatment center, we understand the importance of taking care of your mental health and the prevalence of mental illness amongst both men and women. That’s why we picked out some of the best mental health self-help books to guide you or a loved one through mental illness.

The Best Self-Help Books for Mental Health

Self-help books for mental illness can be extremely helpful for individuals who are battling with disorders like anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Even people who don’t suffer from mental illness can benefit from reading through these books. Self-help books also work well alongside mental health treatment. Here are a few of the many self-help books for mental illness.

Freedom from the Ties That Bind: The Secret of Self Liberation by Guy Finley

This book teaches its readers ways they could abandon self-punishing patterns and free themselves from binding and negative situations. The connection between independence and happiness is emphasized in this book. The author wants his readers to understand the importance of establishing independence to free themselves from unhappy conditions.

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund J. Bourne

This workbook tackles general anxiety disorders, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, and their impact on a person’s mental health. This book is packed with lessons and tools that can help treat and assess mental illness. It can also be used on its own or as a supplement to treatment.

Our staff of professionals also help people who struggle with anxiety or phobias overcome their fears in our anxiety treatment program. In this program, our patients learn about the roots of their anxiety and fears and develop the necessary skills to get them closer to a happier life.

Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety by Thomas Marra

For people who are coping with feelings of depression or anxiety, this book utilizes the teachings of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to effectively treat their symptoms. We also offer a DBT program where patients can learn how their emotions affect their behavior and the healthiest ways to manage them. This book can work well alongside treatment for mental illness.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…And It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson

This guide teaches readers how to change how they view their challenges to reduce the stress and anxiety that can result from daily challenges. Oftentimes, small problems will pile up and form one big stress-inducing challenge that can take its toll on a person’s mental health. This book advocates the importance of baby steps when dealing with small challenges to avoid mental health issues.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life by Sari Solden

This book brings to light the common misdiagnosis of women all around the world struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It expands on how common the symptoms of ADD and ADHD are in women, including depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement. With the support of clinical research, this book shares ways in which women can overcome their ADD or ADHD.

Pairing Mental Health Self-Help Books with Treatment

Relying on self-help books for mental illness alone may not always be an effective form of treatment. The best way you or a loved one can overcome mental health issues is by seeking treatment and utilizing additional sources, like self-help books, as supplements to your treatment. Receiving professional treatment allows people to work with trained individuals who are experts in their fields, which can ensure safe and successful treatment.

At Banyan Mental Health, we treat mental health conditions including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We also offer a variety of mental health programs to ensure anyone suffering from mental illness has a treatment that meets their needs.

If you or a loved one are battling mental illness, you do not have to do it on your own. Call us at 888-280-2360 to get started on your recovery.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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