10 Books That Promote Mental Health Awareness and Self-Help

The pandemic has made mental health a very important factor in how we take care of ourselves. There are great books out there that can help us grow from within and strength our mind, body, and soul. The following books will help provide resources and ideas to better your life when it comes to dealing with anxiety, striving for your goals, gaining more confidence, thriving in your relationships with it be in your personal life or at work,  how to have a positive mindset and so much more.

Below are a list of 10 books that promote mental health awareness and self help

1.The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV


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Read this book if you are seeking to bring more happiness into your life and to learn how to embrace more happiness into your life because sometimes that’s the hardest part; to have to accept the happiness that others try to give us. We reject it more than the happiness that we are okay with being a part of.

2.The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships by Gleb Tsipursky


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Read this book to find new ways to build more positive relationships whether it be with your family, friends, romantic, colleagues, or acquaintances.  This books takes you through building a mindset that is open-minded yet sets boundaries.

3. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

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This book takes you through strengthening aspects of your spirituality. This book focuses on growth from within to become a better person personally and spirituality. This book has a lot of amazing reviews and its known for its powerful messages.


4. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

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The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. (www.bookshop.org)

To seek out more happiness, freedom, and love explore and read this book. It gives you “guidelines” to live life that can help you truly improve your life.


5. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


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To read of a man’s recounting of his exploration and development into renewal and new beginnings. Sometimes we need a push to start over new and start a new life. This book helps you see those steps through a story and how it could look like. I personally enjoyed reading this book, and felt like it changed my way of thinking at a young age.


6. You are a Baddass: How to Stop DOubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincerro

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  • Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want,
  • Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, and
  • Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.


7. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

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Read this book that promotes accepting your true self, working on who you really are, and letting go of what you think society expects you should be. Sometimes we hold ourselves back from being happy and growing as a person because we are stuck thinking about what other people think about us. Read this book to promote a more positive growth mindset when it comes to embracing who you are and who you can become.


8.Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.. and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson


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This book is great for those who are always worrying about everything. The small stuff is everything is an important concept because sometimes we make such a big deal out of things we think are so important, but in reality the only things that truly matter is your own personal health and mindset because that affects all your relationships and how you perform in life.  This book is helpful when coping with anxieties and worries of day to day life.


9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

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This book emphasizes the power of positive thinking , and how your mindset affects all aspects of your life. You’ll learn how to:

– Believe in yourself and in everything you do
– Build new power and determination
– Develop the power to reach your goals
– Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
– Improve your personal and professional relationships
– Assume control over your circumstances
– Be kind to yourself


10.The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron

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If you are a highly sensitive person that easily gets hurt or offended, this might be a great book for you. The world can be an overwhelming place, and you add on the daily stressors of day to day life and this can alter how you react to certain things in your life. This book will give you the resources and healthy coping mechanisms and strategies that can be helpful if you are highly sensitive?


What’s your favorite self-help book? Have you read any of the books above? Share your thoughts or favorite quotes below. 🙂


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