I stumbled upon this list from the Next Big Idea Club, and in the interest of always sharing relevant information about mental health resources when I find them, I thought I’d share their list of recommended books as well.
As they describe the list themselves:
Just about anyone could benefit from some time with a therapist. They can help us manage stress, improve our relationships, and so much more—but therapy is expensive. So if you don’t have the resources to speak with a professional, what should you do?
Fortunately, the seven superb books below contain many key insights that you might receive from a therapist. Reading them may not provide all the benefits of seeing a shrink, but until you’re ready to try therapy, checking out these books might be the next best thing.
No, reading them won’t be the same as going to therapy, and I can’t say that I have read them all myself, but if you’ve read any of them, let us know what your thoughts were on the book.
On the other hand, I was glad to see the first book on the list is one that talks about setting boundaries, which is a very real struggle for so many child abuse survivors. That’s a good sign. 😉