Mental Health Resources

Below is a curated selection of recommended reading, podcasts, and organizations to foster mind-body awareness and promote emotional and physical healing.

Recommended Reading List

Individual Growth

  • “Getting Past Your Past” – Francine Shapiro
  • “The Four Things That Matter Most” – Ira Byock MD
  • “UNFU*K Yourself: Get out of your Head and into your Life” – Gary John Bishop
  • “The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living”  – Russ Harris
  • “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” –  Brene Brown
  • “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live” – Brene Brown
  • “Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem” – Marilyn Sorenson
  • “Change Your Brain Change Your Life” – David Amen
  • “Boundaries” – Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • “Codependent No More” – Melody Beattie
  • “Growing Up Again” – Connie Dawson and Jean Illsey

Trauma & Sexual Abuse

  • “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma” – Peter A. Levine
  • “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” – Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • “Courage to Heal” – Ellen Bass
  • “Outgrowing the Pain” – Eliana Gil, PhD
  • “Help Yourself” – Dave Pelzer
  • “Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self” – Susan Brison


  • “From Panic to Power” – Lucinda Bassett
  • “When Panic Attacks” – David Burns
  • “Embracing the Fear” – Judith Bemis and AMR Barrada
  • “Developing a Secure Self” – April Steele


  • “Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping” – R.A. Neimeyer
  • “How to Go On Living when Someone You Love Dies” – T. Rando
  • “The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love” – T. Attig
  • “Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief” – P. Boss

Lifestyle, Nutrition & Mental Health

  • “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” – Matthew Walker, PhD
  • “New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind” – Patrick Holford
  • “The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution” – Trudy Scott
  • “The Mood Cure” – Julia Ross


  • “Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help you Get the Love You Want” – Alexandra H. Solomon
  • “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and how it can help you Find and Keep Love” – Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller
  • “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” – Dr. Sue Johnson
  • “The Seven Best Things Happy Couples Do” – John and Linda Frier
  • “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” – John Gottman and Nan Silver
  • “Divorce Busting” – Michele Weiner-Davis
  • “Getting the Love You Want” – Harville Hendrix


  • “Parenting with Love and Logic” – Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • “Fine Young Man” – Michael Gurian
  • “The Explosive Child” – Ross Greene
  • “Reviving Ophelia” – Mary Pipher

Chronic Health & Autoimmune

  • “You are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Wellbeing” –  Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman
  • “Explain Pain” – David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
  • “All in My Head” – Paula Kamen

Recommended Podcasts / TedTalks

  • Ted Talk: Brene Brown, Vulnerability
  • Podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show
  • Podcast: Therapist Uncensored

Resources for Depression

Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

American Psychological Association:

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: | 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

Resources for Pain Management, Chronic Health & Autoimmune Conditions

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

American Chronic Pain Association:

National Association for Rare Diseases:

Resources for Trauma

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

The National Center for PTSD:

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies:

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health:

Resources for Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

National Institute of Mental Health:

Child Mind Institute:

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