Mental Health Book List

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Shalem Mental Health Network in Ontario provides a variety of mental health services including recommended readings. Their list, to which we have added below, provides helpful guidance for learning about mental health, most from a Christian perspective.

Depression
The Feeling Good Book, Burns
Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Solomon
I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Reel
Emotionally Free, Mullen
This Poison Called Depression, Van Essen

Grief
On Death and Dying, Kubler-Ross
A Grief Observed, Lewis

Anxiety
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Bourne
Mind Over Mood, Greenberger

Stress
Margin, Swenson
In Search of Balance, Swenson
Adrenalin and Stress, Hart

Healthy Marriage
The New Rules of Marriage, Reel
10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, Gottman
Getting the Love you Want, Hendrix
Divorce Busting, Wiener-Davis
Hold Me Tight, Johnson

Ministry with People Affected by Mental Illness
Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?: Helping (Not Hurting) Those with Emotional Difficulties, Carlson
Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness, Greene-McCreight
Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Stanford
Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, eds. Albers, Meller, Thurber
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission, Simpson

Separation/Divorce
Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way, Newman

Parenting
Kids are Worth It, Colorossa
Reviving Ophelia, Pipher
What Did I Just Say?!, Donovan
Purrfect Parenting, Guhl
Parent Effectiveness Training, Gordon
Boundaries with Kids, Cloud
Parents in Pain, White

Healthy Attachment in Families
Building the Bonds of Attachment, Hughes
When Your Family Is Living with a Mental Illness, Lund

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