Psych Central Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:20:56 +0000 Daring Greatly <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="daring.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="daring.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: AwakeMySoul<br /><br />Description: To say this book has been transformational for me is perhaps an understatement. It is food for the soul and will reach into my personal life as well as my professional life. I think this book is a great starting point to get into Brené Brown's work (or search her TED Talk on YouTube), and if you feel as inspired as I have you might look into some of her other work such as The Gifts of Imperfection, and her newest book, Rising Strong. The themes that stick out most to me from Daring Greatly are the importance of human connection, vulnerability, and the desire to live and love wholeheartedly. A few favorite quotes: &quot;Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it's understanding the necessity of both.&quot; &quot;Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.&quot; &quot;Love and belonging are irreducible needs all men, women, and children. It is what gives our lives purpose and meaning.&quot; AwakeMySoul Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:55:58 +0000 JoAnne Greenburg (aka Hannah Green) <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="index.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="index.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: shortandcute<br /><br />Description: This was written by Joanne Greenburg, but originally under a pen name: Hannah Green. It is based on her own experience and takes place not long after WWII. Very interesting. shortandcute Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:55:41 +0000 Impulse <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="225px-Impulse_hopkins_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="225px-Impulse_hopkins_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ladisputelover<br /><br />Description: The novel digs into the lives of three troubled teenagers as they try to work their way out of the hospital by getting through what put them there. Three teens, three different stories, one death wish. Their lives will intersect at a psych hospital. Can they help each other deal with the pain of their previous lives? Most importantly, can they help themselves move beyond their personal demons? Or will the IMPULSE take control? ladisputelover Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:34:03 +0000 Take Charge of Bipolar <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: shortandcute<br /><br />Description: This is a great book. I learned a lot from the introduction alone. Very thorough. Highly recommended. shortandcute Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:57:36 +0000 The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: solluxcaptor<br /><br />Description: In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cure program has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications. solluxcaptor Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:32:39 +0000 Mental Stability <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: silver2row<br /><br />Description: This is my first piece of literature I made with booksmart software from It still needs to be edited more. I am working on recreating it once more, i.e. to fit the format of a traditional book. silver2row Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:53:30 +0000 Here and Now <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: silver2row<br /><br />Description: This is a psychedelic art book of photography that has been edited in a way that brings out boasting colors. silver2row Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:47:18 +0000 hgjhgjhgjjgh <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: slashman<br /><br />Description: jghjjjjjjjjjjj slashman Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:03:12 +0000 Undoing Depression <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="app_full_proxy.gif" border="0" src="" alt="app_full_proxy.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: PH03N1X<br /><br />Description: Undoing Depression, What Therapy Doesn't Teach You And Medication Can't Give You. A new book. The first book to focus on prevention of depression. Written in clear, compelling language to patients, therapists, family and friends. Offers hope, help and education. ISBN 0-425-16679-1 PH03N1X Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:39:43 +0000 Courage to Heal (and Courage to Heal Workbook) <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Courage_to_heal.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Courage_to_heal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: * Contemporary research on trauma and the brain * An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices * Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences * The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years * The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field * Insights from the authors' decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been. Christina86 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 21:57:41 +0000 Girl, Interrupted <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="150px-Girl_interrupted_book.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="150px-Girl_interrupted_book.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Indie'sOK<br /><br />Description: This book, as well as the movie, absolutely changed my life. In 1967, at 18 years old, Susanna Kaysen was hospitalized for depression after attempting suicide. What follows is her 18 month stay in Boston's McLean Hospital, where she is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and eventually learns a lesson about herself that helps her break free from the grasp of her illness. Five stars. Indie'sOK Sun, 20 Jun 2010 16:31:02 +0000 Eat, Pray, Love <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="9780747585664.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="9780747585664.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Indie'sOK<br /><br />Description: Wonderful memoir by a very funny and talented woman about her search for new meaning in life after a heartbreaking divorce and breakup. In Italy, Liz learns the art of pleasure. In India, she discovers the secret to letting go of past demons. And in Bali, Indonesia, love makes its way into her life again, this time for good. Indie'sOK Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:58:47 +0000 Labyrinths <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Ygrec23<br /><br />Description: This is a book of wonderful fantasy stories by a world-reknowned, blind Argentine auther who was the director of the Argentine National Library. Thinking of the way that PC is arranged makes me think of his stories. All of his works are available in English, though he wrote in Spanish. He is tremendously popular all around the world. When you read him, you may have my reaction: there is no one else like him other than those setting out specifically to imitate his style. Ygrec23 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:11:21 +0000 Broken Mirror <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Rhapsody<br /><br />Description: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder - BDD. Rhapsody Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:07:46 +0000 The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt; Begin your journey of awareness regarding the oppressive &quot;treatment&quot; of our spirited children labeled with a mental disorder. Author: John Breeding Ph.D. Published: 1996 jennie Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:13:11 +0000 The Silver Boat <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Orange_Blossom<br /><br />Description: The Silver Boat describes the journey that all of us must take in order to leave our pain behind and reach the healing place of &quot;the warm and sunny land&quot;. This therapeutic metaphor, originally published in 1990, has both delighted and comforted thousands of people struggling with fears or the aftermath of abuse and trauma. For more info go to:;Product_ID=31 Orange_Blossom Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:32:21 +0000 The Scarred Soul: Understanding &amp; Ending Self-Inflicted Violence <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="10409image.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10409image.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Written by Tracy Alderman, Ph.D. (Written review/synopsis found online) Clinical psychologist Tracy Alderman takes a caring and compassionate look at why between one and two million people in the U.S. engage in acts of self-inflicted violence. She helps readers see that for some, SIV can be a means of breaking out of psychological numbness, while for others, physical pain is a way of focusing and controlling overwhelmingly chaotic feelings. The Scarred Soul is a step-by-step guide that helps victims of self-inflicted violence closely examine this behavior and take steps to reduce or eliminate it. This is the first book on the subject written for a general audience, the first to help educate those who have friends or relatives who are victims of self-inflicted violence, and the first to help victims understand they are not alone. Christina86 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 04:21:18 +0000 Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: ten_new_songs<br /><br />Description: very uplifting book, one that celebrates humanity's ability to rise above sadness and hardship. ten_new_songs Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:25:20 +0000 The Aware Baby <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529solter.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1529solter.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: THE AWARE BABY by Aletha Solter, Ph.D. This book will teach you how to: * Bond with your infant. * Respond to your baby's crying. * Enhance your baby's intelligence. * Help your baby sleep better. * Find alternatives to punishment. * Raise your child to be nonviolent. For more info &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;THE AWARE BABY&lt;/a&gt; jennie Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:48:50 +0000 Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?: Insights Into Personal Growth <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="104097323_detail_a.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="104097323_detail_a.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Only when we face our fears can we learn to like ourselves and trust that others will accept us. This extraordinary book has changed countless lives. This book is written from a (mildly) Christian perspective, and has a lot of helpful advice about how to change how we see ourselves, and how we relate to others. Christina86 Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:26:57 +0000 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1897221lu2Irl_WL_PIsitb-dp-arrow_TopRight_21_-23_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1897221lu2Irl_WL_PIsitb-dp-arrow_TopRight_21_-23_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wbl526<br /><br />Description: Dr. Burns describes how to combat feelings of depression so you can develop greater self-esteem. This best-selling book has sold over 4 million copies worldwide to date. In a recent national survey of mental health professionals, Feeling Good was rated #1--out of a list of 1000 books--as the most frequently recommended self-help book on depression in the United States. wbl526 Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:25:37 +0000 The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="18972amazonbook.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="18972amazonbook.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wbl526<br /><br />Description: From Library Journal Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence concerning the origins of the disease, and has a much more useful resource list. On the whole, Surviving Manic Depression would be the first choice for most libraries, with Miklowitz's book recommended for patient education libraries and medium and large public libraries. Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of Overcoming Depression and The Bipolar Child &quot;This book should be required reading for people with the disorder, their family members, and the therapists who treat them.&quot; --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. wbl526 Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:05:32 +0000 The Suicidal Mind <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DePressMe<br /><br />Description: The Suicidal Mind by Edwin Schneidman. Well written book for the lay person or professional. Dr. Schneidman compassionately and insightfully explores 10 common psychological themes of suicide such as loneliness and isolation. He examines 3 cases of individuals who attempted suicide, but lived. He also proposes 24 psychotherapeutic tools for recovery for the suicidal person. You might find this book to be a useful tool in therapy. DePressMe Thu, 05 Jul 2007 15:05:44 +0000 The Self-Esteem Workbook <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="10409ProductImage.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10409ProductImage.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: (New Harbinger Pubns) Presents a course in self-esteem based on new research and sound principles. Includes checklists, fill-ins, and exercises to show readers how thoughts, emotions, physical health, and behavior impact their self-esteem. canders7 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:50:03 +0000 It's Not My Fault - The No-Excuse Plan to Put You in Charge of Your Life <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="10409Jacket.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10409Jacket.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: &quot;It's not my fault&quot; The most common excuse. The most dangerous trap. (taken from back cover) It seems like just a common, no-harm-done excuse. It can even seem like the truth. But according to Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, it's really a dangerous, self-destructive trap that keeps you from the life you want to live. canders7 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:43:06 +0000 memoirs of a gesha <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="17744mogesha.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="17744mogesha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: nyc11<br /><br />Description: this book is amazing, i couldnt get my head out of it. it sucks your mind into the world of a gesha and its great to imagine what its like living in another culture. nyc11 Wed, 23 May 2007 14:52:19 +0000 Less than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Morningview<br /><br />Description: Set in affluent Los Angeles, Less than Zero is a raw and powerful portrayal of a young generation that has experienced sex, drugs and disaffection at too early an age. The narrator, Clay, returns home to Los Angeles for Christmas, but his holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the rich suburban homes, the relentless parties, the seedy bars and the glitzy rock clubs. Morally barren, ethically bereft and tinged with implicit violence, Less than zero is the shocking coming-of-age novel about the casual nihilism that comes with youth and money 'This is the novel your mother warned you about, Jim Morrison would be proud' [Eve Babitz] Morningview Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:21:35 +0000 Toxic Parents <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: mr_wrencher<br /><br />Description: This book can be helpful for people deal with abuse. It deals with different forms of abusive situations and it should be read completely, not by one section that may apply to your situation. The book is set up with different chapters covering different forms of abuse. As a survivor of child abuse, it helped me deal with some difficult issues. As a parent I saw mistakes I have made while raising my children so I bought a copy of this book for a child of mine that was having difficulty dealing with me. mr_wrencher Fri, 13 Apr 2007 03:27:34 +0000 An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: goofygirl<br /><br />Description: Her autobiography of her life with bipolar goofygirl Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:18:10 +0000 Bloodletting: A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm, &amp; Survival <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="181851741141575l.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="181851741141575l.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: &quot;On the outside, she appears to have it all. She is creative, beautiful, confident. But inside Victoria Leatham struggles with silent, secret, and unbearable pain. In her late teens, Leatham is struck with an undeniable urge to cut herself. Oddly, the wounds she inflicts on herself mute the pain she feels inside. This memoir, a compelling and often chilling account, vividly details Leatham’s ordeal and reveals her most intimate thoughts as she struggles with cutting and a range of other psychological problems including eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. And finally, it describes her discovery of the psychological secret that helps her escape from this spiral of self-destruction. Breathless readers won’t be able to put down this odyssey through one of the darkest realms of human experience.&quot; ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:25:30 +0000 A Bright Red Scream <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="18185redscream_l_hardcover.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="18185redscream_l_hardcover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: &quot;“A bright red scream” is how one of the subjects Marilee Strong interviews in this chilling yet compassionate study of self-mutilation describes the sensation of intentionally inflicting pain upon oneself. It is a compulsion that, while shocking and bewildering to most people, affects 2 million or more Americans and countless others around the globe–one of whom, the late Princess Diana, also suffered from the eating disorders that characterize between 35 to 80 percent of all cutters. Rejecting the classic psychiatric wisdom that views self-mutilation as a species of suicidal behavior, Strong links the phenomenon instead to the will to live — often in the face of such overwhelming childhood abuse that the resulting dissociative behaviors are something akin to posttraumatic stress disorder. Strong touches on other issues as well: Why are most cutters women? And is the current fascination with tattooing and piercing, from its most extreme forms in the “alternative” culture to its growing mainstream acceptance, a sublimation of the cutters’ instinct? Through interviews with more than 50 self-injurers, Strong tells the moving story not only of their rage and self-punishment, but also of the courageous journey towards reintegration. (The book also contains an introduction by psychiatrist Armando R. Favazza, author of Bodies Under Seige, one of the leading clinical experts on self-mutilation.)&quot; Review ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:15:08 +0000 I Hate You Don't Leave me <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="181850380713055_01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122536321_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="181850380713055_01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122536321_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: Understanding the Borderline Personality written by: Jerold J. Kreisman and, Hal Straus ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:07:55 +0000 Search For The Real Self : Unmasking The Personality Disorders Of Our Age <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: WinterRose<br /><br />Description: Discussion of Personality Disorders and treatment thereof. WinterRose Thu, 22 Feb 2007 22:04:11 +0000 &quot;Mellow Out,&quot; They Say. If I Only Could <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: WinterRose<br /><br />Description: The purpose of this book is to give voice to the emotional life of bright young people, to show how their intensities and sensitivities make them more alive, more creative, and more in love with the world and its wonders. The book discusses the overexcitabilities from Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration as a part of personality development. WinterRose Fri, 26 Jan 2007 23:53:27 +0000 Bodily Harm <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="16060BodilyHarm.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="16060BodilyHarm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ArH1<br /><br />Description: Hardcover: 317 pages Publisher: Hyperion Books (October 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786864648 ISBN-13: 978-0786864645 by Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader From Publishers Weekly Operating a clinic in the Chicago area since 1985, Conterio and Lader have developed a program for people who cut, burn and otherwise mutilate themselves. This behavior, in their view, is neither a disease nor an addiction, but rather &quot;a matter of choice... a mechanism to cope with stress, relieve inexpressible feelings, and gain attention.&quot; The authors take this view not to blame the afflicted, but to emphasize that, in their &quot;S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives&quot; program, patients can and do &quot;learn to make a different choice.&quot; This tack differs somewhat from those of some other recent books on the subjectAfor example, Steven Levenkron's Cutting (Forecasts, April 20)Ain rejecting the disease model that establishes self-injury as a disorder akin to obsessive-compulsive disorder or alcoholism. The line Conterio and Lader draw is a fine one, though, as they refer to self-injury as a &quot;compulsion,&quot; and as the questions they pose to identify a self-injurer includes such phrases as &quot;compulsively drawn,&quot; &quot;get a 'high'&quot; and &quot;consume your thoughts.&quot; The authors describe an impressive treatment program, using a &quot;toolbox&quot; consisting of psychotherapy, a No-Harm Contract, an Impulse Control Log, Five Alternatives and many writing assignments. In a four-week program with follow-up care, they teach patients self-acceptance and verbal expression as a healthier alternative to self-injury. This is a thorough and helpful guide for patient, loved ones and therapists alike. Author tour. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. ArH1 Thu, 28 Dec 2006 08:28:32 +0000 get me out of here My Recovery From BPD <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: tita<br /><br />Description: borderline personality disorder. &quot;What in the hell was that?&quot;raged Rachel Reiland after discovering the term on her discharge papers from the hospital psychiatric ward.As the 29 year old accountant, wife,and mother of young children would soon learn,borderline personality disorder (bpd)was the diagnosis that explained her explosive anger,manipulative behaviors,and self destructive bent,including devasting episodeds of substance abuse,anorexia,and sexual promiscuity. tita Mon, 11 Dec 2006 06:33:57 +0000 The Noonday Demon-An Atlas of Depression <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: 1996sj<br /><br />Description: The books's author is Andrew Solomon,whose father is the head of the company that makes Celexa;it is vey well written and it is from the personal viewpoint of a man and his journey with depression and what he has learned.One of the best books on the subject and one of the best books period;a fabulous book for those who suffer from depression and for those who want to learn more abt it. 1996sj Sun, 10 Dec 2006 20:45:33 +0000 Learned Optimism <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This text guides the reader into learning how optimism enhances the quality of life and how to practice it (optimism.) &quot;Dr. Seligman explains how to break an &quot;I-give-up&quot; habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue.&quot; _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:15:09 +0000 Authentic Happiness by Martin E P Seligman <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This text is a practical guide for a reader looking to learn how to make positive choices in life. Based upon the Positive Psychology pillars of the study of positive emotion, positive traits, and positive institutions, Dr Seligman provides the tools needed to ascertain your most positive strengths, moving from the focus on mental illness towards positive emotion and mental health. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:02:37 +0000 The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This comprehensive sourcebook is a practical and sensitve guide for persons with the disorder, their families, and their therapists. Easy read. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 03:51:54 +0000 A Red Heart of Memories <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="13682red.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="13682red.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Perna<br /><br />Description: Best novel I've ever read that helps with identity and sexual abuse issues. Extremely creative use of &quot;dreams&quot; and fantasy. A grown up's fairy tale. Perna Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:32:11 +0000 The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529stranger.gif" border="0" src="" alt="1529stranger.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt; &lt;b&gt; &lt;i&gt;The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt; by Dr. Marlene Steinberg &quot;. . . &lt;i&gt;The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic&lt;/i&gt; is the story not only of these scientific advances, but also the hundreds of trauma survivors whom I have had the privilege of working with over the past eighteen years. Their extraordinary stories provide insight into how we often respond to trauma-and inspiration for overcoming it.&quot; Marlene Steinberg, M.D. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;view webpage&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/font&gt; jennie Fri, 13 Oct 2006 21:35:30 +0000 Pin Down By Teresa Cooper <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: fragilemind<br /><br />Description: Thrust into care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper's life began in a less than perfect way. But little did she know that things would only go from bad to worse. Teresa spent her unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes before eventually being sent at the age of thirteen to Kendal House in Gravesend, Kent, which was to become the prison in which her worst nightmares would come true. Before her first day within these prison walls had ended, Teresa found herself a victim not only of the terrible 'pin-down' regime, but also a regime during which she was injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and then raped and seriously abused fragilemind Sat, 30 Sep 2006 22:52:21 +0000 Man's Search for Meaning <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529frankl.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1529frankl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Man's Search for Meaning&lt;/b&gt; by Viktor Frankl &lt;i&gt;We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.&quot; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 23 Sep 2006 17:23:13 +0000 The Search for Significance <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529search_significance.gif" border="0" src="" alt="1529search_significance.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Search for Significance&lt;b&gt; by Robert S. McGee This book is a must have for the Christian with a low self-worth. The authors describe four types of distorted thinking that contributes to a Christian's feeling of negative feel of self, which are: 1. Performance Trap 2. Approval Addict 3. Blame Game 4. Shame Thinking If you are looking for a good non-secular psychological self-help book, this book is definitely for you. It contains New Testament scriptures to help you on your way to a healthier, more fulfilling life in Christ. There's a few editions of this effective book, including a WORKBOOK that can be used in therapy or group settings (i.e. Fellowship groups).&lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 23 Sep 2006 16:56:41 +0000 Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529secretsurvivors.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1529secretsurvivors.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women by E. Sue Blume Copyright 1990 New York Publisher: Ballantine Books Paperback, 352 pages $7.99 ISBN: 978-0-345-36979-6 (0-345-36979-3) Preface Excerpt: &quot;This book is about the aftereffects of incest. It is not about what incest is, but what incest does.&quot; Blume describes a Post-Incest Syndrome, coping mechanisms and sensitivities shared by incest survivors. And she emphasizes survivors aren't crazy for such feelings and behaviors. The author concludes the book with valuable incest-related resources. jennie Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:28:51 +0000 Cutting - Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: (Taken from back cover) Written for self-mutilators, parents, friends, and therapists, this book explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how self-mutilators can be helped. canders7 Sun, 30 Jul 2006 01:52:57 +0000 Cut the Strings a True Story of Soul Reclaimed <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="12972my_bk_cover.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="12972my_bk_cover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Grocott3<br /><br />Description: Cut the Strings- The true Story of a soul reclaimed Author, Lynn Grocott a Staffordshire woman, married and mother of three daughters shares her story of life. “Cut the Strings” is one women’s story of human strength and determination to overcome life’s stumbling blocks. Whether it is childhood abuse, multiple sclerosis, eating disorders, drug abuse or just living life in general, Lynn Grocott has shared her trials and tribulations through her writings with hopes that somewhere in this world, someone may benefit from her experiences. Lynn tells of her father and mother’s negative parenting and abuse. She reveals just how her inability to overcome the past continues to control her life, &quot;Pulling her strings&quot; as she mentions several times throughout her book. Lynn Grocott uses the analogy of Pinocchio and how she felt like a puppet all her life, having her strings controlled by firstly her father, to just about every aspect of her life. Grocott3 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:56:59 +0000 Silent No More (Edited by John Grohol, PsyD) <a href="" target="_blank"><img title="1529snm.jpeg" border="0" src="" alt="1529snm.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;Psych Central's Support Community's collection of poetry compiled by DocJohn. Cost per book: $12.95 Proceeds from the sale of this book contribute directly to the Psych Central Community Fund which is available to members on an as-needed basis upon request. &lt;a href=&quot;;s=books&amp;qid=1239195946&amp;sr=8-1&quot;&gt;Purchase here&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:15:43 +0000 I Can't Get Over It <a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Ohlostme<br /><br />Description: This is the first book to guide trauma survivors through the healing process one step at a time. It helps readers cope with memories and emotions, explains secondary wounding, and identifies the triggers that reactivate traumatic stress. Written for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families. Ohlostme Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:06:29 +0000