TEN OF MY FAVORITE READS FOR MINDFULNESS AND STRESS RELIEF:
·E2: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grant
·Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
·Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace
by Patricia Collard
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/vlb2nrb
·Mindfulness in Plain English
by Bhante Gunaratana
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/qpxrhzd
·Peace Is Every Step
by Thich Nhat Hahn
A guide to mindful living
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/sj88pdp
·The Phantom Tollbooth
by Jules Feiffer
Stay open to possibilities and never stop learning
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/uwl88ed
·The Power of Now
by Eckart Tolle
A guide to living in the now
·Taking the Leap
by Pema Chodron
Lessons in how to work with emotions rather than get rid of them
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/vr3p5s7
·This Is Water
by David Foster Wallace
We have a choice in how we think
·Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/tuct2f9
Here is my latest favorite read:
·Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
A simple parable that reveals profound truths about change
If you have any favorite reads that help you manage stress, depression or anxiety, please leave me a comment at the bottom of the page.
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If stress is overwhelming you, don’t try handling it alone. Reach out. Make good mental health a priority. Without it, everything is a struggle.
The links and resources you find here are for informational, educational and support purposes only and are not an endorsement. Material in this website is not a substitute for medical or other professional services from a qualified health-care provider.
·National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Mon. to Fri., 10AM to 6PM ET. English and Spanish
NAMI provides information and referrals to treatment programs, support groups and educational programs. https://www.naminys.org Free
·National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Hotline 24/7
Counselors can help you ease your anxiety and get to the clear headspace you need to seek help. There are separate hotline numbers for Spanish speakers: 1-888-628-9454; the hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889; and veterans: 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with a crisis volunteer live on their website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org Free
·Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)— 24/7, English and Spanish
SAMHSA’s treatment locator service can help you find a mental health facility near your that specializes in anxiety. The service is and can also point you to support groups, substance abuse treatment programs, and community-based organizations. https://www.samhsa.gov Free
·CONTACT Helpline: 800-932-4616, 24/7, English, Spanish and translation services for any language are available.
CONTACT Helpline will put you in touch with a volunteer, who will listen confidentially and without judgment to your concerns. Volunteers are not counselors, and won’t give advice, but have been highly trained in active listening. http://www.contacthelpline.org Free
·Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741, Available 24/7
Support for those is crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors.
·Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000, Available 24/7, English, Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services representing more than 140 languages are available, along with a TDD line (1-800-448-1833), that allows counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.
Children and parents can call this crisis intervention service. It also offers information and referrals to mental health resources. Email, text, and online chat-based services are also available. https://www.boystown.org, Additional sites offered by Boys Town: Parents: https://www.parenting.org, Teens and young adults: www.yourlifeyourvoice.org Free
· Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) Available 7 days a week, 6PM to 10PM PT, English
Offers teen-to-teen counseling services. Callers can talk to one of their peers about what they’re going through and learn strategies that have helped other young people just like them. The service is also available by texting “TEEN” to 839863, as well as via email and message boards. https://teenlineonline.org Free
·Teen Health and Wellness
Home page has hotline tab in red on the upper right corner. It will let you to a page of hotlines, help lines, and information lines, organized by subject. These national organizations can also refer you to state and local services in your community. https://teenhealthandwellness.com Free
If you have any additional resources you’ve found helpful, please leave me a comment at the bottom of the page.
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