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The 16 Best Mental Health Books of 2021

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Mental health is more important than physical, so everyone should read at least 2 books related to that will help you to survive mental health problems. I have already made many articles on mental health books recommendations before. 

I have tried to recommend the best mental health books in 2021 as possible with different levels so that beginners and avid readers can read these books, which will heal your mental health issue. 

If you have clinical depression anxiety or any other mental health you must go to a doctor, you must not rely on books for that but if it is not clinical. 
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If you need some positive content to consume then these 16 best mental health books in 2021 for you. Please book pick at least one book according to your needs, according to the description that I gave and if it suits you and I hope must-read best books about mental health helps you to survive mental health problems in 2021.


The 16 Best Mental Health Books of 2021

      

    1. This Is Depression 


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    This Is Depression: A Comprehensive, Compassionate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Understand Depression by Diane McIntosh

    This is depression psychiatrist dr. Diane McIntosh shares what she's experienced in the 20 years. she's been working with patients who have been diagnosed with depression. she takes readers through common causes of depression the diagnosis process for depression. 

    And the many possible treatment options an individual may be prescribed her take on the topic is not only founded in research but her use of stories shared by patients also provides real-life examples for anyone experiencing depression in their own life. this book is a necessary guide for anyone who faces depression whether their own or loved ones in their life.
      

    2. We've Been Too Patient 


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    We've Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health--Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model by L. D. Green

    We've been too patient as a collection of 25 stories and essays that portray the unfortunate reality of many who have been diagnosed with a mental illness editors kolechia ubozo consultant and keynote speaker and led green advocate and author diligently curated stories of mental health experiences all in an attempt to break the stigmas that so easily surround the mental health space. 

    These stories while in many cases hard to stomach shed light on experiences of over medication electroconvulsive therapy involuntary hospitalization and other traumatic events that can forever alter someone's life their discussion of the systemic problems within mental health care educates readers to empower writers and breaks stigmas.
       

    3. This Too Shall Pass 


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    This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings by Julia Samuel  

    Psychotherapist Julia Samuel uses hours of conversations with patients to showcase how individuals adapt differently in the face of hardship backed by academic medical research her analysis of the story. 

    She shares clearly explains how mental health is different for every person yet the prioritization of positive mental health should remain the same.
      

    4. Black Pain 


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    Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams

    Mental health advocate terry  Williams knows that black people are hurting, she knows because she is one of them in black pain.  Williams addresses the topic of depression a topic that is still taboo especially in the black community with down-to-earth discussions.  

    Williams tackles emotional pain and how it uniquely affects the black experience encouraging women and men to seek the help they need without feeling ashamed having experienced depression first-hand after overworking herself as the head of a demanding public relations company.

    Williams knows what it takes to finally come to terms with your inner sorrow she reminds us that we are brave, not cowardly for facing our traumas head-on and finding solutions with the help of others.
     

    5. Own Your Self 


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    Own Your Self: The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom by Kelly Brogan 

    While medication is a common method for handling mental health disorders holistic psychiatrist kelly brogan MD  offers alternatives.

    she discusses how the symptoms we face in mental illness are not always in need of fixing but instead need to be processed accepted and then healed with non-medicated methods with research to back her up. 

    She lays out how to identify factors find transformative emotional opportunities and find ways to heal your mind from within dr brogan believes that when there is a  prioritization of self-care individuals will find themselves with clearer sharper mental health.

     

    6. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone 


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    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb  

    Therapist Lori Gottlieb got a taste of her own medicine when after an incident that left her shaken and confused, she found herself on the therapy couch. 

    She has the education to be a doctor but now her experience has made her the patient as well her perspective expands to understand and feel both sides of a  therapy appointment in her witty endearing story of self-discovery.

    She discusses the truths and lies we all tell ourselves examining the harm they can cause when allowed to be out of control maybe you should talk to someone who will make you feel heard while encouraging you to open up and reach out to the people who are there to listen.
     
     

    7. Your Happiness Toolkit 


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    Your Happiness Toolkit: 16 Strategies for Overcoming Depression, and Building a Joyful, Fulfilling Life by Carrie M. Wrigley LCSW

    Carrie maxwell Wrigley has been a  counselor for 30 years her career has largely been focused on providing applicable steps for individuals struggling with their mental health your happiness toolkit follows this focus. 

    It provides a simple understanding of what depression is and what feeds or fights that depression she provides a self-assessment model to help individuals identify what their depression is. 

    And she offers 16 self-help tools that help them overcome it and find happiness your happiness toolkit is a guide for both those experiencing psychological issues and loved ones trying to help them along the way.
      

    8. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple 


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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies For Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, And Worry by Seth J. Gillihan  

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy made simple takes the concept of mindfulness to the next level with its 10 strategies for improving an individual's mental health. 

    Author Seth j Gilligan Ph.D. focuses on effective tools like identifying negative thoughts that allow individuals to find relief from their anxiety and depression while each tool is thoroughly backed with research the book serves as an easy-to-read manual full of small simple steps that lead to success. 
     
     

    9. Be Calm 


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    Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now by Jill Weber PhD

    Jill Weber Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who helps people of all backgrounds manage their anxiety become takes all that knowledge and divides it into three sections feelings, behaviors, and thoughts each section takes the main anxiety symptom an individual finds themselves. 

    Facing and provides an explanation for that symptom techniques to control it and a path to finding intercom it's easy to read understand and apply to your life no matter what situation you find yourself in.
      

    10. Own Your Anxiety 


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    Own Your Anxiety: 99 Simple Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge by Julian Brass 

    Anxiety coach Julian brass's career has been spent guiding individuals toward empowerment in the face of anxiety own your anxiety provides readers with tools that focus on what they are able to control positive action and motivation instead of viewing anxiety as a disorder to be ashamed of brass encourages readers to look at their anxiety as an intimate aspect of who they are to be shaped not hidden he combines medical research and personal experiences to provide a resource that leads readers toward a healthier happier life.
     

    11. Attitude Is Everything 


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    Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude... Change Your Life! by Jeff Keller 

    This book is clearly about how your attitude can change everything in your life it depends on how you are looking at things and if you can just change your attitude change your perspective from looking at everything in a negative way to shifting towards a positive attitude a positive perspective your life can also change at a great level. 

    I recommend this book highly for beginners because it's thin and the language is very easy and the author is literally just talking to you it is so so candid that you will have so much fun reading it. 


    12. Notes on a Nervous Planet  


    This book is so good but I don't highly recommend it to the people who are not avid readers of self-help books, you can start it's not like the languages stuff or something but the entire layout the entire structure of the book is very different from like any other general book. 

    This entire book has been written in the format of notes itself it's like the author is taking one paper every single day and writing notes on our nervous planet and the author has talked about all the mental health issues we are having right now.

    How we have so much information to consume right now, which is boggling with our brains, and how we must be very choosy about the kind of content we are consuming. The author has also given examples of his own life experiences which really makes the book very very relatable and towards the end, the author also gives us practical things that we can do in order to take care of our mental health.

    which is why I love this book so much it is easy to read it has the philosophy but it also has practicality so if you want to read something like this if you want to read something on mental health if you want to read about information consumption and everything please pick this book.
     

    13. The Four Agreements 


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    The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz 

    This book is a little fear to recommend as a mental health book but at the same time, it talks about the four things that you're supposed to accept you're supposed to understand about the world and about yourself, and once you agree to these just simple four things your life will change. 

    It is a very short book honestly speaking but I still won't recommend it to the beginners in the reading world fine if you are trying it try it at you know at your own risk like it's not like to talk or something like that. 

    It's a very thin book also but at the same time the principles that the book has talked about are so so heavy on the head and they're so so important I would name the principles but if I say the principles right now then there is no point of reading the book at all.
     

    14. What to Say When You Talk to Your Self 


    This book is like just like a title suggests it's about what you are supposed to tell yourself when you are talking to yourself now listen to me guys especially during quarantine or even like in general days of our life there are so many times when there is nobody else that we are talking to we are just talking to ourselves in our mind so many times, we have so many voices of our own and at other times, we have the voices of other people in our head but it is talking to us as if we are talking to us and self positive talk is extremely important. 

    If you want to have good mental health and this book will teach you to step by step as to how you are supposed to talk to yourself and how to do self positive talk and what kind of effects it can have on your life even. 

    If you are a beginner in the reading world it will take you a little bit of time to like get into the book and read it and finish it specifically but it is such a good book and it is so so important that I highly recommend it to everybody. 
     
     

    15. Peace Is Every Breath


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    Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives by Thich Nhat Hanh 

    This book will teach you how you don't even need to like do big things in your life in order to meet Bheem mindful or in order to be peaceful and calm when I read the book I was so amazed as to how the author has explained step by step in your entire day. 

    When you can do the smallest things that will help you to be mindful and it will help you to have amazing mental health again it is so easy it is so practical the language also is so easy therefore yes I recommend it to anybody to read it.


    16. Why You're Still Stuck 


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    Why You're Still Stuck: How to Break Through and Awaken to Your True Self by Drew Gerald 

    This book I read in February I guess and it is one of the best first books ever that I have read on being stuck, this book won't tell you like the basic things that you know you're supposed to find what motivates you and then go towards it and all those kind of things like that. 

    This book will actually just dive into your brain it will take a deep dive into your brain it will start opening it slowly and slowly and you will realize why you are still stuck in your life now. 

    Why I am recommending this book here is that one the language is easy but the content is amazing. Secondly, I feel like because we're staying at home, there can be so much anxiety and you may feel so much like you're not doing anything like you're not achieving enough maybe or like you're not going out so you're not doing anything for your life and all those kind of things. 

    And on the other hand, there may be so many people who will be at home right now and reflecting upon their lives and they'll be like, what am I even doing in my life is this really what I want to do and they will feel stuck in their life how that is where this book comes into play and it is one of the worst books out there that will help you to become unstuck. 




    Conclusion of the best books for mental health in 2021

    If you are willing to buy any of these books so yes these were my recommendation this is what I had to say about mental health right now. I hope you enjoyed the article and you will pick up at least 2 books for yourself that will help with your mental health problem. Please do share the article if you think it is helpful so that it can help other people too.


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