Reviews Elsewhere – What Lies Behind the Curtain by Claire Gray

Reviews Elsewhere – What Lies Behind the Curtain by Claire Gray

I found this review over on a site dedicated to a campaign against adult grooming, and since the book is an example of someone being groomed as a child, into adulthood, I thought it might be a learning opportunity to anyone who wants to see a real-life example of grooming. As the reviewer says: Any…

Reviews Elsewhere – The Stressed Years of Their Lives

Reviews Elsewhere – The Stressed Years of Their Lives

Psych Central has a review of a book that covers a topic that has been in the news, and on the minds of parents, quite a lot recently. In their new book, The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, Hibbs and Rostain offer a comprehensive guide…

Reviews Elsewhere – The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression

Reviews Elsewhere – The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression

Tina Arnoldi’s review of Edward Bullmore’s book includes some interesting observations about the multiple possible causes of depression, and the multiple possible treatments. The book focuses on inflammation, but I think this paragraph is the way we should be looking at something like depression: Bullmore provides a thorough analysis of the latest research on how…

Link – Relevant Fiction Reviews: Anxiety & Depression
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Link – Relevant Fiction Reviews: Anxiety & Depression

I stumbled across Carolyn’s post with reviews about fictional books that happen to feature depictions of anxiety and depression. I especially love her intro: “Anxiety, depression, and panic disorder are featured in these recommended books. They are, in my opinion, well-depicted with realism and authenticity. Often, mental illness is isolating, and these books remind those…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)
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Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Introduction to Megan Law, Author of ‘Mental Illness in the Family’ Good Treatment For Mental Illness Still Scarce In U.S. Prisons Video games to tackle mental health stigma Study Tests Cost-Effective Approach for Treating Major Depression in Prison Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know Talking about mental health is only the beginning Why Developing…

Reviews Elsewhere – Simply Human: Reflections on the Life We Share

Reviews Elsewhere – Simply Human: Reflections on the Life We Share

Claire Nana has a review of a book by Alan Bodnar, PhD that sounds pretty interesting. Bodnar writes, “The people I write about are our friends, neighbors, relatives, the wealthy and the poor, some who have achieved and lost much, and others who have never had a chance.” He goes on to say, “Everything we…

Reviews Elsewhere – How can we fight stigma most effectively?

Reviews Elsewhere – How can we fight stigma most effectively?

Actually, this post by Ashley Peterson isn’t so much a review, as a synopsis of the thoughts of author Patrick Corrigan is his book The Stigma Effect: Unintended Consequences of Mental Health Campaigns. I found it interesting that he shows in this book how many of the things we do to raise awareness of mental…

Link – Not Alone Series – Uncustomary Housewife

Link – Not Alone Series – Uncustomary Housewife

Now, I think we all know the Uncustomary Housewife is not a blog I’d normally be aware of, and in fact, until yesterday, I wasn’t. But I love using whatever platform to spread this message, and I’m glad she is allowing other folks to share their stories. “I started the “Not Alone Series”: a series…

Reviews Elsewhere – A Twofer on Mental Health Treatment Then and Now

Reviews Elsewhere – A Twofer on Mental Health Treatment Then and Now

I’m always on the lookout for reviews of books and resources that cover abuse and/or mental health issues, so I couldn’t resist an article from the New York Post recently – The shocking truth about America’s mental health crisis From that article we get reviews of two different books: In “Damnation Island,” a new history of…