Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight

The Four Secrets aren’t really secrets, but important ideas that need to be examined Four Secretsfurther.  They are:
1. Behavior serves a purpose.
2. The Power of Attachment
3. As a Rule, Less is More
4. Chronic Stress is the Enemy
Dr. Sederer expands on each of these four important points in such a way that other health practitioners or even laypersons can understand.
This book would be useful for anyone caring for someone with mental health issues whether in a professional capacity or in a personal or family relationship.  It may even help those who are suffering themselves.  He breaks things down in easily understandable terms and helps get to the bottom of symptoms rather than just throwing a quick fix at the problem.
If you are looking to improve the care you are giving or you or a loved one are receiving, I would absolutely recommend this book.
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Boy Meets Depression

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Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live by Kevin Breel

This was a difficult book to get through.  I had to stop and start many times.  Not because it isn’t a great read—it most certainly IS!  The reason it was difficult was the subject matter, and how raw and honest the author is as he takes us along on his journey through the down and dirty slog of depression and near-suicide and through to the other side.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has been through it, who knows someone who has been through it, or are currently going through it, because it provides a tiny speck of light at the end of the tunnel when you think that it’s utterly impossible.

Well done, Mr. Breel.  Well done.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.