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Mental Health Information
November 2017 - Vol. 21 Issue 11
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
  2. Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take
    Control of Your Life
  3. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
  4. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therap
  5. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
  6. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  7. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
  8. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
  9. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  10. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

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1.  ABUSE:

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence - Gavin de Becker
A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling.
A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence
surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on
—our gut instincts.

 

 

 

2.  COMMUNICATION:

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life - Henry Cloud & John Townsend
You’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. The authors wrote that the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life. And now Cloud & Townsend have updated and expanded this book with essential guidance for setting boundaries in today’s digital age.

 

 

 

3. DEATH & GRIEF:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guide. Medicine has transformed the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

 

 

 

4. DEPRESSION:

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns, MD
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good the author outlines the scientifically proven techniques that lifts spirits and helps develop a positive outlook on life. In this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds a new Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs and a new introduction to help answer questions about the many options available for treating depression.

 

 

 

5. PERSONALITY DISORDERS

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook - Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, & Jeffrey Brantley
First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively.

 

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Suicide Crisis Intervention Model with 25 Practical Strategies for Implementation

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Suicidal clients are a difficult and challenging population in counseling.
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6. TRAUMA:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. The author has spent over three decades working with survivors. In this book he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores treatments that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.

 

 

7. SCHIZOPHRENIA:

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness - Elyn R. Saks
Elyn R. Saks is a professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The book is a story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself; as well the difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional.

 

 

8. CONSCIOUSNESS & THOUGHT PHILOSOPHY:

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom - Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills
In this book, the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can transform lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

 

 

 

9. HAPPINESS:

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World - Admiral William H. McRaven (RET)
In 2014, the author addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life. He explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

 

 

10.  ATTENTION DEFICIT:

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential - Peg Dawson & Richard Guare
It is frustrating to watch a bright, talented child struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. The “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. The authors explain how there’s a lot that parents can do to help the child. Research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.

 

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Suicide Assessment and Intervention

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Assess for suicide risk and create a safety plan with patients/clients

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