Books have the power to heal. Join me as I take you on a personal journey. How books have supported me during the darkest phases of my life. How they have helped improve my emotional well-being over the decades. And how they provide solace when my body is in rebel mode.
Mental Health Talks
I am sure you are well aware about how beneficial reading is for mental health. Today I share with you time-tested tips on how to read to boost mental health. Tips that I swear by. Tips that apply to both avid and new readers.
Literature is considered the best source to understand and combat social issues. Read on as I summarize the #CauseAChatter 2021 series. By no means an exhaustive list. But essential reads nonetheless.
As a final part of the #CauseAChatter mini-series on Mental Health Talks, I share book recommendations for family caregivers. Insightful narratives that provide family caregivers comfort and help them feel included.
Committed: A Memoir of Madness in the Family is a memoir detailing what it is like to grow up with a paranoid schizophrenia mother only to discover that the little sister shares a similar diagnosis of mental illness. Milana inspires us with her triumphs and resiliency and offers solace to those burdened with the role of caretaker to a family member with mental health issues.
Literature plays an important role in increasing social awareness and empathy. Throughout history and in recent times, authors have helped remove pre-conceived notions around mental illness. Shattering stereotypes. Busting myths and misconceptions.