7 Books to Revitalize Your Mental Health and Peace


When dealing with mental health, one of the best things you can do is talk to someone about it. It can be your friends, family or a therapist. Another modality that can help is books. Here are a few to get you started.


1. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith

Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimizing your mental health. Dr Julie's simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way. Addresses everyday issues facing us all and offers practical solutions to change your life.


2. Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop

Helps you to break free from societal expectations and discover your authentic self, offering actionable strategies to live a more fulfilling and genuine life. It’s designed to give you an authentic leg up, one that feels genuine and right for you, and can propel you to new levels of greatness.


3. The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt

Explores the rise of anxiety and mental health challenges among young people in today’s society, delving into the cultural, social, and technological factors contributing to this phenomenon and offering insights for understanding and addressing it.


4. The Peace Approach by Alok Tripathi:

The Peace Approach offers a refreshing perspective on personal growth and inner peace. Tripathi’scompilation of 31 life lessons acts as a guidebook for those seeking lasting happiness in a chaotic world.


5. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van derKolk:

Examines the profound impact of trauma on the body and mind, providing a comprehensive understanding of how trauma manifests physically and psychologically and offering strategies for healing and recovery.


6. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Candid and insightful exploration of therapy from both the therapist’s and the patient’s perspectives. It weaves together personal anecdotes and professional insights to illuminate the transformative power of human connection and self-discovery through the therapeutic process.


7. The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. It lets you uncover the power within and conquer self-sabotage.


Comment which book you’d read first to revitalize your mental health and peace?