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5 books for mental wellness

We all could use a little help at times.

Taking care of your mental health is as important as your physical health. Check out these reads & many others at the Marriott Library.

These titles were selected by Bri Altman, a student who works at the library.

"The Body Keeps the Score" By Bessel van der Kolk

In this book Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the most experienced physicians in the field of emotional trauma, presents and discusses trauma and its effects in a way that is both beneficial to those interested in how it affects the mind and body as well as those who are personally impacted by trauma.


"Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle" By Amelia and Emily Nagoski

This is a book for any woman who has felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything she had to do, and yet still worried she was not doing “enough”


"Brain Energy" By Christopher M. Palmer

Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Palmer offers a new perspective on mental illness by compiling decades of scientific research and clinical experience to propose a ground-breaking theory on how we understand mental illness and analyzes new treatment pathways that this theory opens up.


"Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide" By Kay Redfield Jamison

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world amongst 15–29-year-olds. In Night Falls Fast, Jamison weaves together her own intimate perspective on the subject along with historical and scientific knowledge to offer to the reader an understanding of the suicidal mind.


"Marbles" by Ellen Forney

This is a visually engaging graphic memoir of Ellen Forney’s journey with a bipolar disorder diagnosis at age 30 and how it affected her life as an artist.