Mental Health

The following books pertaining to Mental Health can be borrowed from PSBC's library by members of the Society.

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Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia.
James R. Dowling.
Describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized according to general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events.

Making the Brain Body Connection.
Sharon Promislow. 2005.
Introduction to the new physiology, the interface between our emotions, body, mind and spirit.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.
Edmund J. Bourne. 2000.
Practical and comprehensive guide offering help to anyone who is struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, social fears, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, or other anxiety disorders. Step-by-step guidelines, questionnaires, and exercises that will help teach skills and suggest lifestyle changes necessary to achieve a full and lasting recovery.

The Brain That Changes Itself.
Norman Doidge. 2007.
Describes how our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age. Introduces principles we can all use as well as a riveting collection of case histories.

Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation.
Susan Piver. 2008.
Six simple practices presented by leading Buddhist teachers. Includes a CD of guided instructions.

Understanding Depression: What we know and what you can do about it.
J. Raymond DePaulo Jr. 1995.
Causes of depression and the behaviors that is commonly associated with it, as well as discussing every available treatment for depression and bi-polar disorder.

When Things Fall Apart.
Pema Chodron. 2000.
Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodron's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations. Included in the book are practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns, ways to cultivate compassionate, energetic action and ways to use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage.

Worry the Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry and Anxiety Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Chad Lejeune. 2007.
Discusses a revolutionary new approach to resolving a wide range of psychological problems, and methods to help break the cycle of chronic worry.