Understanding Our Mental Health: A Book List

book So you love books as much as we do! That’s great to hear! We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on our recent post featuring a book list for children’s mental health. Along with the feedback, we’ve also received some requests for recommendations on other topics. Thank you for that!  We have just the list for you! At SSMH, we encourage self-directed learning and are happy to support you in the process. If you’ve felt that you’ve wanted to do a bit of research on a specific topic but didn’t know where to look, this is the perfect place to start. Below, you will find book reviews on various mental health topics that are compiled by Psych Central, a trusted source of mental health information on the web.The books are reviewed by experts in the field and are quite helpful in deciding whether it’s worth your hard earned $$. Another helpful feature here is that, at the end of each review you can also find a rating by people who have already read the book. We think this is a wonderful resource and we hope you find it helpful. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll do out best to point you in the right direction. Happy reading!


Including phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Including attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) and ADHD in adults.

Bipolar Disorder Including mania and manic episodes (bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression).

Depression Including dysthymia and chronic depression.

Eating Disorders Including anorexia, bulimia, over-eating and other eating disorders.

General Mental Health and Psychology A catch-all category for things that don’t fit elsewhere, including general psychology topic books and personality.

Grief and Loss Including all kinds of grief, end of life, and dying topics.

Medications Including guides to medication and medication drug references.

Parenting and Children Including books on helping teens and children cope with a mental disorder.

Professional Topics Books oriented toward mental health and psychology professionals.

Psychotherapy Including topics on specific types of therapy and therapy stories from therapists.

Relationships Including topics on sexuality, marriage, and couples.

Schizophrenia Including schizophrenia-related disorders and psychosis.

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