What Are Some Good Books for Mental Illnesses?

Question by Kaylie J: What are some good books for mental illnesses?
I have anxiety and mild depression, i’m looking for “self coaching” or motivational books that I could read and go to for reassurance or anything thatll give me small tips for those times when I’m feeling nervous. Thanks(:

Best answer:

Answer by Me
Feeling Good – The New Mood Therapy by David Burns

Here are my favorite excerpts:

Human “worth” is just an abstraction; it doesn’t exist. Hence, there is actually no such thing as human worth. Therefore, you cannot have it or fail to have it, and it cannot be measured. Worth is not a “thing” it is just a global concept. It is so generalized it has no concrete practical meaning. Nor is it a useful and enhancing concept. It is simply self-defeating. It doesn’t do you any good. It only causes suffering and misery. So rid yourself immediately of any claim to being “worthy” and you’ll never have to measure up again or fear being “worthless”.

Realize that “worthy” and “worthless” are just empty concepts when applied to a human being. Like the concept of your “true self” your “personal worth” is just meaningless hot air. Dump your “worth” in the garbage can! (You can put your “true self” in there too, if you like). You’ll find you’ve got nothing to lose! Then you can focus on living in the here and now instead. What problems do you face in life? How will you deal with them? That’s where the action is, not in the elusive mirage of “worth”.

Answer by niña
No need of books, you can find motivational stories and quotes here: http://www.livepositiveway.com/

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