Book Title : Let S Talk Mental Health

let s talk mental health

Release Date : 2017-08-18
ISBN Code : 9781546280538
Book Author : Emmanuel Owusu
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 152

Book Summary :

Lets Talk Mental health is a book full of stories, remarkably inspiring stories from people from all walks of life and professions who speak candidly about mental health issues. Amongst many, a comedian, teacher, doctor, and footballer reveals their stories of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, severe stress, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. In an age where there is still much stigma associated with mental illness, this is a deeply powerful book; it is written in the hope that it raises awareness of mental health issues that affects so many in society. Importantly, it encourages us to talk about mental health, which can help eradicate the stigma. Its ok not to be ok. You need a strong support system. It helps if you find time to connect with people who love

Book Title : Principles and Techniques of Mental Health Consultation

principles and techniques of mental health consultation

Release Date : 2013-03-08
ISBN Code : 9781468422863
Book Author : Stanley Plog
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 234

Book Summary :

The raison d'etre of the mental health profession is supposed to be con cerned with helping. Our involvement is with people's problems-the psychological problems that incapacitate and prevent otherwise capable individuals from leading fulfilling and "self-actualized" lives. Perhaps more than most of the specialties and subdisciplines within the broad field, mental health consultation is even more concerned with helping people. Because the focus in consultation is on reaching larger numbers of people, the discipline has an even greater dedication to doing something about troubled lives. The emphasis of most consultations is on improving the quality of life for various groups of people, on making impossible living situations more bearable, and "broadly on assisting people to face the daily challenges in their lives. Mental health consultation is an effective tool for achieving these goals (see Chapter 4). And it is an art-a difficult art that requires not only special skills and special training but special kinds of personalities that can relate well to people of different walks of life, different ethnic back grounds, different religious or political beliefs, and different status or economic position. But, unfortunately, far too many individuals who are engaged in consultation have neither the requisite background nor the special skills to become the kind of artist that is required.

Book Title : Beyond Crazy

beyond crazy

Release Date : 2011-06-22
ISBN Code : 9781551996127
Book Author : Julia Nunes
Book Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience symptoms of mental disorder. So why do we still have such a long way to go towards true understanding and acceptance? Because people are afraid to talk. Beyond Crazy takes us beyond the barriers of fear and stigma to meet real Canadians from all walks of life who have encountered mental illness. They tell stories of what it is like to journey to the edge of the abyss and back again, of what it is like to suffer deep psychosis or depression, a misdiagnosis, a life-threatening eating disorder, the suicide of a loved one. And they tell stories of hope recovered, of finding the road back to wellness, of families made stronger than ever. Using the most honest and compelling language – and often a good dose of humour – brave celebrities and unsung heroes tell it like it is. By doing so, they make it easier for those who follow, easier to get past the fear, to move beyond crazy. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : Aspies on Mental Health

aspies on mental health

Release Date : 2011-08-15
ISBN Code : 0857002872
Book Author : Dean Worton
Book Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for family, friends and also for mental health professionals. Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. The individual accounts describe innovative coping strategies and methods for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as practical advice on things like how to stay positive and deal with day-to-day stress and meltdowns. This is essential reading for adults with Asperger Syndrome, and their families and friends, and will be a useful resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health service providers and other professionals who support adults with Asperger Syndrome.

Book Title : Overcoming OCD and Schizopherenia with God in My Life

overcoming ocd and schizopherenia with god in my life

Release Date : 2000-06-01
ISBN Code : 9780595121472
Book Author : Chip F. Correll
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 108

Book Summary :

This book is an autobiography of one man's struggles with mental illnesses with God in his life. The style is that of a personal journal, letting the readers into the mind and soul of the author. Overcoming OCD and Schizophrenia strips down the barriers of fear and stigma and allows their story to be heard for the benefit of understanding. About to unfold before you is the story of one man’s struggle with mental illness. It is an eye-opening account of the courage it takes to live with mental illness on a daily basis. Perhaps it could be said that the ultimate act of generosity is sharing one’s inner self. You the reader are about to receive the gift of insight. This is Chip’s story. Enjoy!


reflections and opinions of a mental health professional 2

Release Date : 2014-09-16
ISBN Code : 9781496935779
Book Author : Dr. Henry C Barbot, M.D.
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 250

Book Summary :

Just like the first volume, the second volume of “Reflections And Opinions Of a Mental Health Professional” is a product of my numerous years of practice as a Psychiatrist. An individual, who feels honored and blessed by the privilege of working with the Human Mind, in its fragility, its resilience and its extraordinary features. “Reflections and Opinions Of A Mental Health Professional”2 went through the same major categories covered by the first book and beyond. The categories covered include: the Anxiety Disorders, Personality and Personality Development, Universal Concepts, Forensics Concepts, Geriatric Concepts, Sleep and Sleep Related Conditions, Cultural Matter, Mind Over Matter, Biological Concepts, Human interaction, Emotional Sexual and Abusive Relationships, Psychotherapy And Psychotherapy Subtypes, Sex And Sexual Disorders, Psychosis and Psychotic Concepts, Moods Disorder And Mood Related Concepts, Personal And Professional Matter and Miscellaneous.

Book Title : Your Body Your Baby Your Birth

your body your baby your birth

Release Date : 2011-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781447204923
Book Author : Jenny Smith
Book Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

In this book, Jenny Smith takes readers by the hand through every stage of pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks of their baby’s life. She encourages mums-to-be to approach birth with a positive, confident mindset and to be prepared for every eventuality - even if things don't go according to plan. You will also find out about the NHS system and how you can make it work best for you - including the choices available and a who's who of antenatal care. Armed with this insider knowledge, you will learn precisely what you can do to help yourself during each trimester so that you feel calm and able to deal with every eventuality. With a section devoted entirely to your birth, you will know what is going on at every stage - from the first signs of labour to holding your baby for the first time. Jenny's reassuring voice and broad-ranging practical advice make this book very special indeed. Using case studies and tried-and-tested mental preparation techniques, you will also learn how to train your mind to overcome any fears and feel prepared every step of the way. This book is for every pregnant woman who wants to feel confident about the biggest event of her life. 'I cannot rate this book highly enough. All parents-to-be need a copy.' GABBY LOGAN

Book Title : State Mental Hospitals

state mental hospitals

Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN Code : 9781461342656
Book Author : Paul Ahmed
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 219

Book Summary :

The 1970s constitute the decade of decisions about state mental hospi tals! These large, monolithic, and seemingly impervious institutions are being phased out in some states and their basic purpose for exis tence is being seriously questioned in almost all others. Since 1970, hospitals have closed in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Washington, and Wisconsin. Simi lar closings have occurred in several provinces of Canada, in Great Britain, and in some European countries. The purpose of the book is to examine the multiple issues growing out of the hospital closings: Why are the state hospitals being closed? What is the impact of closings on patients, hospital staff, and the communities where the hospitals are located? What has been the impact on the communities receiving these patients? What are the trends for the future, in terms of numbers of closings and types of hospitals which will remain? Is there a role for the state hospital in the care of the mentally ill or is it an obsolete institution? The impetus for the closings is diverse. The discovery and wide spread use of the tranquilizing drugs in the early 1950s allowed more patients to be returned to the community-under medication.

Book Title : Performance Thinking

performance thinking

Release Date : 2012-06-01
ISBN Code : 9780985146115
Book Author : Jacques DallairePh.D.
Book Publisher : BookBaby
Total Pages : 230

Book Summary :

“Performance Thinking – Mental Skills for the Competitive World...and for Life!”, by Dr. Jacques Dallaire of Performance Prime, addresses two basic but profoundly important questions that are relevant to every human being on the planet: ‘How do I mentally sabotage my own performance?’ and ‘How can I control my thinking in order to optimize my performance?’ This interactive book provides a simple, powerful framework of mental “Rules” that the reader can use to understand clearly how the way that they think – directly and indirectly – influences how they perform. The disruptive influence of distractions is one of the most common complaints that people identify when it comes to the self-sabotage of their own performance. Distractions (both internal, in their own mind and external, from the environment around them), cause individuals to struggle and have difficulty remaining correctly focused on the task in front of them. These distractions negatively impact performance because focus of attention is diverted away from the task to the source of their worry. Dr. Dallaire makes the case that, at its most basic level, the secret to the mental game ultimately is the ability to control focus of attention so that it is directed to the correct thing at the correct time. “Performance Thinking” clearly outlines the nature of this problem and presents practical and effective solutions to address this thorny issue. Fear of failure is also often cited by individuals as an overriding, emotional response that consumes their thinking and drives their behavior. This is especially true in challenging or difficult situations. In environments where results are seen as critical and where the task being targeted is challenging, fear of not being successful or concern over what others might think of them if they do fail, often influences performance in a negative way. Internal negative thoughts increase anxiety and heightened anxiety levels ultimately lead to a fundamentally incorrect focus that corrupts performance and negatively influences mental and physical health. “Performance Thinking” sheds light on why? and how? this decay in thinking occurs and exactly how self-doubt leads to inferior performance. It also establishes a practical framework of thinking that can reshape your dominant thought and positively influence your ability to perform. The book discusses the dangers associated with an overriding focus on results, explains how we mentally process information at a fundamental level, describes the direct impact that imagery has on performance, and explores in detail what the ‘skill’ of focus or concentration is...and how to control it. The A.C.T. Model© process that Dr. Dallaire shares in the final section of the book is a methodology that has been proven over decades to help thousands of top performers from many different walks of life achieve – and even exceed – their performance goals. The process, while simple in both design and execution, is a powerful performance modeling tool that can help readers control their thoughts in challenging situations and as a result, optimize their performance. It describes a systematic process of self-analysis and self-correction that engages the unconscious mind in a way that fosters the development of the mental “Zone” that is associated with optimal performance. The mindset that appears to be characteristic of champions can be modeled and learned, and “Performance Thinking” provides a road map to the development of this kind of thinking. It is truely a mental skills ‘toolkit’ to optimize personal performance.

Book Title : Mental Case

mental case

Release Date : 2014-04-29
ISBN Code : 9789049980351
Book Author : James Neal Harvey
Book Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

NYPD detective Ben Tolliver investigates a series of seemingly motiveless murders A beautiful woman strides into a jewelry store and asks to try on the finest diamond they have. After admiring it in the mirror, she draws a revolver and kills everyone in the shop, screaming, “Horrible! Vile! Hideous! Filthy!” As the smoke clears, she looks at the security camera, puts the pistol in her mouth, and pulls the trigger. Who was this woman? Why did she kill, and why did she turn the gun on herself? The case falls to Detective Ben Tolliver, a homicide cop who is not afraid of asking tough questions. The killer was the daughter of a major political player who will do whatever it takes to cover up his child’s troubled past. At the root of the conspiracy is a disturbed doctor whose experiments go far beyond ethical science, and who has the power to destroy Tolliver’s mind, body, and soul.

Book Title : Recovery Groups

recovery groups

Release Date : 2014-10-31
ISBN Code : 9780199362998
Book Author : Linda Farris Kurtz DPA
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 176

Book Summary :

This book focuses on community self-help and support groups specifically in the context of recovery movements in addiction and mental health care. The idea of groups of recovering people meeting together may seem like a simple one and not one requiring much effort and thought; however, as this book will show, this is not the case. In Recovery Groups: A Guide to Creating, Leading, and Working with Groups for Addictions and Mental Health Conditions Linda Kurtz breaks down the recovery movement for addictions and mental health care into three sections. In the first section recovery concepts are broken down into two fields: how they differ and how they come together. The second section focuses on methods of working with independent self-help groups and leadership in support groups. Kurtz touches on the study of helping mechanisms, social climate, group teachings, group structure, and how to use each of these to improve group performance. In the third section of the book, Kurtz examines social and community actions from members involved in Twelve-Step fellowships and consumer survivor organizations. The final section also details programs that provide employment, housing, and mutual support, explaining how to accomplish these goals without a large expense. This book will be useful to students, professional mental health and addiction workers, recovery coaches and peer support specialists, and group members and leaders who are interested in this topic.

Book Title : The Difference it Makes Having Christ in My Life and Your Life

the difference it makes having christ in my life and your life

Release Date : 2011-09-22
ISBN Code : 1467035823
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 88

Book Summary :

This book is about the journey of Mrs. Deborah Woodley. In it, she shares the reality and firsthand experience of believing and trusting in God in every area of her life both in the past and in the present. As you read, you will find that her relationship, with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, makes a world of difference in where she ended up. Her journey in life is filled with opportunities to have made several choices that could have led to tragic, yet predictable circumstances. In the book, she opens her life and exposes her heart to reveal her most inner and personal biases, weaknesses, failures, low self-esteem, state of mind and mental disturbances from emotional hurt and pain. You will walk with her through situations and events and understand why the grace and favor of God have overshadowed her life. You will get to know the men and women of God, to whom she submitted herself to be groomed and spiritually nourished. Under their tutelage, she was able to grow and remain grounded in His word. Your reading this book is an indication that you have accepted her invitation to take a journey that will change your life. She will show you that right where you are, you can make the necessary adjustments, re-evaluate your true status of success, restore broken relationships and freely live to trust God’s word to be true. You will affirm along with her, that God’s Word cannot return void; once it is spoken in Faith over your circumstances, whether you understand it or not. The results of extended opportunities, from exposure to other communities, enhanced her drive to do her best even when she didn’t feel like it. Whether you understand what you are going through or not, this book will give you hope to strive for excellence in all you do regardless of the size of the contribution you make. From your heart, and dedication to serve God and test His word for your life through faith and perseverance, it will give you peace that surpasses all your understanding.

Book Title : The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

the science and pseudoscience of children s mental health cutting edge research and treatment

Release Date : 2015-03-30
ISBN Code : 9781440830846
Book Author : Sharna Olfman
Book Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 189

Book Summary :

This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance

Book Title : Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery

essential communication skills for nursing and midwifery

Release Date : 2010-05-19
ISBN Code : 9780702044380
Book Author : Philippa Sully
Book Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Book Title : Healing Walks for Hard Times

healing walks for hard times

Release Date : 2010-08-10
ISBN Code : 0834822377
Book Author : Carolyn Scott Kortge
Book Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

Sometimes life’s hurdles literally stop us in our tracks, sapping vitality and preventing us from participating fully in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge recognizes that a key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be—just as literally—to get moving again. With a focus on walking for wellness, Kortge outlines a compassionate, practical program for navigating your way through life’s physical, emotional, and spiritual hard times. Within the supportive framework of this eight-week walking program you set your own pace, taking steps that restore a sense of balance and order, even if you’re weighed down by the lethargy and loss of control that often accompany illness, depression, or trauma. Discover how to link mental focus with physical movement to create healing periods of stress release. Learn to match your steps with meditation in a way that clears a path through confusion. Move forward, literally, both in good times and in tough ones, with mental and physical steps that lead you away from fear or stress and guide you toward wellness and peace. Engage in a path to recovery that attends to not just the physical, but also acknowledges healing as an emotional, spiritual, and mental journey—a journey of survivorship. To learn more about the author, visit her website at

Book Title : Crazy


Release Date : 2012-08-07
ISBN Code : 9780762784509
Book Author : Rob Dobrenski
Book Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Crazy is the story of how one mental health professional deals with his own personal problems and those of the people he treats. Part exposé and part memoir, it reveals what therapists really think about their profession, their colleagues, their patients, and their own lives.

Book Title : Leaving Crazy Town

leaving crazy town

Release Date : 2013-03-08
ISBN Code : 9781452569918
Book Author : Grace Ann Carlson
Book Publisher : BalboaPress
Total Pages : 282

Book Summary :

Leaving Crazy Town is written for: • Family members or friends who know someone who suffers mental illness. • People suffering any form of mental anguish - from mild to severe. • Community Service People, Paramedics, Police, Rescue, etc. • Teachers in the educational system; all grades and levels. • Mental Health Professionals, Volunteers and Staff. • Counselors both professional & volunteer. • Care Givers of any age. Leaving Crazy Town will: • Tug at your heart strings & provoke thought. • Help you understand the logic behind the insanity. • Inspire you with the courage & determination it took to become well. • Provide glimpses into real psychotic episodes; ranging from mild to severe. • Teach you specific mental exercises & physical activities to restore mental health. • Show you how prayer helps when you lose the ability to trust your own mind. • Teach you coping skills and offer guidance to strengthen healthy thinking. • Deepen your compassion towards bizarre or eccentric behaviour. • Provide guidance to master your own mind. “Nothing is impossible when we realize the potential that awaits us, deep within. It’s as easy as changing your mind and allowing love to grow you.” G. Ann Carlson

Book Title : GAME OVER or Was It

game over or was it

Release Date : 2014-02-27
ISBN Code : 9781491895146
Book Author : Craig J Stubbs
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 262

Book Summary :

The book details my seven-year journey (ending in June 2013) of being diagnosed with a major depressive illness from the work environment and recounts the high-pressured events that led up to this illness. It covers the traumatic events of what I went through as the CEO at Fincorp (that was the first of more than fifty companies to go into liquidation in Australia/New Zealand with an industry that had more than $8 billion Australian dollars invested) to being diagnosed as totally disabled to work. It covers me being pursued by the media and being publicly humiliated plus being grilled in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. It details under oath meetings with regulators and then being asked to sign a 1,000-page statement to become a key witness for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in three fraud cases against the owner of Fincorp and members of his family. It details my insurance company repudiating my income insurance contract and my time in a psychiatric hospital for more than ten weeks with suicidal issues. It details how three doctors reported that I am totally and permanently disabled to ever work again in the occupation I was working in consequent of the traumatic events. Finally, it covers the accounts of my lawyers successfully suing my insurers for millions of dollars under my two insurance policies.