Reviews Elsewhere – American Snake Pit

Reviews Elsewhere – American Snake Pit

As this reviewer points out, American Snake Pit by Daniel J. Tomasulo is a poignant, needed reminder to America about the benefit of group homes for people who are living with serious mental illness and developmental disabilities. Told from his first-person perspective in managing and running such a home early in his career as a psychologist,…

Reviews Elsewhere – Things We Haven’t Said

Reviews Elsewhere – Things We Haven’t Said

Found this review from a Twitter link. Things We Haven’t Said is a collection of stories. Important stories about surviving sexual violence. – This work contains 25 different stories from both men and women from a variety of backgrounds who have at some point in their lives been subjected to sexual violence. By allowing their words…

Reviews Elsewhere – Out of the Madhouse

Reviews Elsewhere – Out of the Madhouse

Spotted this review and thought this sounds like a pretty interesting look into depression and recovery. Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety,…

Reviews Elsewhere –  The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook

Reviews Elsewhere – The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook

I came across Alicia’s review of this workbook and I will admit at first I was skeptical. I’m always a little skeptical of self-help books and the title kind of sounded like yet another “I’ll show you how to cure depression in 10 easy steps”. But after reading Alicia’s review, I decided that maybe my…

Reviews Elsewhere – The Monster That Ate My Mommy

Reviews Elsewhere – The Monster That Ate My Mommy

As sometimes happens on social media, this review by Jennifer Gilmour randomly came to my attention a few days ago, and since I know some of my readers are always interested in reading the stories of other survivors, I thought I would share it with you. The book is by Jessica Aitken-Hall and from Jennifer’s review…

Reviews Elsewhere – When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

Reviews Elsewhere – When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

This is a couple of months old, but I stumbled across Jessica’s review of this book recently and wanted to share it, because it is pretty common for people to reach out to me looking for advice on helping a loved one with depression or the effects of childhood abuse, and who knows, maybe this…

Reviews Elsewhere – Writing for Bliss by Diana Raab

Reviews Elsewhere – Writing for Bliss by Diana Raab

If you’ve ever thought about writing, either a memoir, a journal or even a blog like mine, this book might interest you. As Psych Central says: Ever since her mother gave her a journal at age ten to help her cope with the suicide of her beloved grandmother, Diana Raab has used writing as a…

Reviews Elsewhere – 7 Top Books That Will Help You Heal Trauma

Reviews Elsewhere – 7 Top Books That Will Help You Heal Trauma

Sandra Pawula has a few things to say about trauma, and recommends 7 books she has used to help understand trauma and how to heal from it, you should definitely check out her list if you’re in the market to find a new resource. http://alwayswellwithin.com/2017/10/28/top-books-healing-trauma/ Have you read any of the books on her list?…