Mental Health Stigma Detox Day 18 - Mental Health-Focused Book Club Recommendations for Summer Inspiration! Revitalizing our book club-related content after a break, here are a few of our favorite reads related to mental health, as we make this summer a sweet one!
All links to the official book page are below, with a few options for some local independent booksellers and used book stores as well; of course, check your public library and/or audio platforms too!
- "Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me" by Charlamagne Tha God
- "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk
- "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping" by Robert M. Sapolsky
- "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament" by Kay Redfield Jamison
Then, check local independent booksellers; in Massachusetts, we'll highlight Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury, and in Worcester near us, Tidepool Bookshop, Bedlam Book Cafe, and Root and Press.
Check out the options on Biblio, a marketplace of independent booksellers and libraries selling used, rare, and antique books. They share our vision for the role of a just business and to positively impact the world around them as a necessity of all operations. You could also check out some of our favorite merchants on Biblio, Better World Books, AbeBooks, and Thriftbooks directly as well!
Another great resource for new copies is Bookshop.com, where we have our list of recommened books all in one place as well. They financially support local independent booksellers and also has listings to help you get to know your local independent booksellers or buy directly with them! Bookshop.com is a Certified B-Corp in service of the public good and dedicated to strengthening a thriving and inspirational culture around books.
The Biblio and Bookstore links are affiliate links, meaning that for each book purchased through Biblio, 5% is paid out by the platform to us as a little help and thank you for sharing. With Bookstore, that's 10%, and they also match that 10% paid to the independent bookseller on top of the bookseller's price so they earn more as well through the affiliate link. The other links are not, click wherever you like, or check out the book if possible from your library!