Whether individuals are aware of it or not, mental health affects every aspect of their lives. It impacts how they feel and think, how they behave around different people as well as guides them in their decisions. In addition to that, mental health also has a direct effect on an individual’s physical health. The truth of the matter is that poor mental health can make a person prone to autoimmune diseases and chronic physical conditions.
Thankfully, in this day and age, society understands the importance of discussing mental health issues and accepting individuals who are suffering from them. Plus, a substantial number of mental health professionals are playing a role in continuing mental health education through books that cover all sorts of mental health issues. On that premise, the following article presents the best mental health books of 2021.
This is Depression
Dr. Diane McIntosh’s This is Depression is a book that conveys complicated scientific concepts in simple language to any individual who needs to learn more about depression. McIntosh sums up in this book her 20-year experience with patients diagnosed with depression as well as talks about the causes, diagnosis, and possible treatment options for depression.
We’ve Been Too Patient
We’ve Been Too Patient is an assembly of stories of the sad reality of people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Written by a consultant and keynote speaker, and an advocate and author, this book aims to break the stigma that generally surrounds those with mental health problems. This book sheds light on a number of traumatic events that can forever change an individual’s life with the goal of educating readers and breaking mental health space stigmas.
This Too Shall Pass
In This Too Shall Pass, Julia Samuel, who is a psychotherapist, shows through the hours spent with her patients how each individual adapts in a different way when it comes to hardships. Proven by both medical and academic research, her analysis of her patients’ stories shows how mental health is totally different for each person, yet the polarization of the easily reinforced coping mechanisms have been the same for everyone. This book is certainly an outstanding portrayal of how people need to understand themselves in order to truly heal.