Friday, May 26, 2023

Collection Highlight: Mental Health Awareness Month 2023 - Part 2

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Forsyth County Public Library offers patrons a wide array of current books about keeping the mind healthy, preventing and healing mental illness, and practicing self-care.

In addition to mental health help books like the ones listed in my post earlier this month, FCPL also offers several free online resources that can be accessed through the library website and by entering a library card number and PIN. Here is a sampling: 

A Community Resources Guide and Mental Health Helplist can be accessed on the library eResources page.

FCPL also offers several Medicine, Health, and Wellness resources that provide eBooks, articles, and websites. A few examples are: 

Visit our Community Resource Guide and Mental Health Helplist under eResources or ask a librarian for additional mental health resources for you or for a loved one. 

Read more for a few more current print titles.

Sleep Reimagined: The Fast Track to a Revitalized Life by Dr. Pedram Navab, FAASM. 2023

Stop insomnia in as little as four weeks with this six-step therapeutic program for better sleep. Insomnia looks different for everyone. Whether it's caused by stress, a traumatic life event, or even a snoring partner, poor sleep can affect the quality of your waking life. Both comprehensive and entertaining, this book is the perfect bedside companion to discover better sleep and better life.

How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times by Chris Bailey. 2022

Productivity advice works-and we need it now more than ever-but it's just as important that we also develop our capacity for calm. By finding calm and overcoming anxiety, we don't just feel more comfortable in our own skin, we invest in the missing piece that leads our efforts to become sustainable over time. Covering topics such as digital stimulation and “busyness,” the pursuit of calm ultimately leads us to become more engaged, focused, and deliberate-while making us more productive and satisfied with our lives overall. In an anxious world, achieving calm is the best life hack around.

Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More by Christopher M. Palmer, MD. 2022

Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up-which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia.

Why We Meditate: the Science and Practice of Clarity and Compassion by Daniel Goleman and Tsoknyi Rinpoche with Adam Kane. 2022

This book presents scientifically backed and time-proven Eastern meditation practices that offer an antidote to the forces of frenzy and stress.

Self-Care for Men: How to Look Good and Feel Great by Garrett Munce. 2020

This book teaches readers how to improve physical and mental health and overall well-being through these easy and practical tips and exercises - from grooming to meditation to relaxing on the go - that are proven to work. The book offers advice on a range of topics from hair care, supplements, detoxing, improving your energy levels, and more.

Jeanne McMahan, MLIS
Information Specialist

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