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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-446-7 (1-59051-446-7)

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist—a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1429-5 (0-8070-1429-X)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1427-1 (0-8070-1427-3)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a paperback.

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Hurry Down Sunshine
A Father's Story of Love and Madness
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47354-7 (0-307-47354-6)

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Living When a Loved One Has Died
Revised Edition
Written by Earl A. Grollman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1995
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2719-6 (0-8070-2719-7)

When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, “there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way.”

If... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

Descent
A Memoir of Madness
Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $2.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-6925-7 (0-8041-6925-X)

From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, searching memoir about one man's fall into depression in the wake of a national tragedy, and his brave struggle to return to normalcy.

Like most of the country and the world, David Guterson woke up on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001... Read more >

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La Petite

Written by Michele Halberstadt


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-531-0 (1-59051-531-5)

In La Petite, the renowned French writer and film producer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful events that surrounded the death of her beloved grandfather when she was twelve years old. Michèle’s mother favored her older sister, her father was emotionally remote, her teachers dismissive, and her peers a foreign species... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44233-8 (0-345-44233-4)

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., father of three and a clinical psychiatrist, has researched and studied for years what exactly makes children feel good about themselves and the world they live in. Now, in this new book, Dr. Hallowell shares his findings and also proposes a new approach to interacting with, as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Worry

Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-42458-7 (0-345-42458-1)

Here is the first book to explore every facet of the most common and debilitating emotional state: worry. While a healthy level of worry can help us perform efficiently at work, anticipate dangers, and learn from past errors, in its extreme forms worry can become "toxic"--poisoning our pleasures, sabotaging our achievements... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Black Men and Depression
Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends
Written by John Head


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1354-6 (0-7679-1354-X)

A first-of-its-kind exploration of black men and depression from an award-winning journalist

The first book to reveal the depths of black men’s buried mental and emotional pain, Standing in the Shadows weaves the author’s story of his twenty-five-year struggle with depression with a cultural analysis of how the illness is perceived in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Final Exit (Third Edition)
The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
Written by Derek Humphry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33653-6 (0-385-33653-5)

The original publication of Final Exit stunned the nation by offering people with terminal illness a choice on how--and when--to end their suffering. It helped thousands by giving clear instructions to doctors, nurses, and families on how to handle a patient’s request for euthanasia.

In the wake of court cases and... Read more >

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Night Falls Fast
Understanding Suicide
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70147-4 (0-375-70147-8)

Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.  An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nothing Was the Same

Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27789-3 (0-307-27789-5)

Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison–who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion–could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In direct, straightforward, and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76330-7 (0-679-76330-9)

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison--clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an international authority of manic-depressive illness--offers a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Dr. Jamison suffered her first attack of... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Girl, Interrupted

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74604-1 (0-679-74604-8)

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Psychopath Whisperer
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Written by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3584-4 (0-7704-3584-X)

Psychopaths have been in the spotlight for many years due to headlines and stories in the news and in movies. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?
 
This is the question Dr... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3336-2 (1-4000-3336-5)

From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don’t turn out as we had hoped.

Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of... Read more >

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Seductive Poison
A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
Written by Deborah Layton


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48984-3 (0-385-48984-6)

Twenty years ago, 913 followers of the Rev. Jim Jones committed suicide in a commune deep in the jungles of Guyana. Seductive Poison is the riveting story of how Layton, a former member of the Peoples Temple and close confidante of Jim Jones, was seduced by this notorious cult, how she... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Blue Genes
A Memoir of Loss and Survival
Written by Christopher Lukas


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2901-1 (0-7679-2901-2)

Christopher (Kit) Lukas’s mother committed suicide when he was a boy. He and his brother, Tony, were not told how she died. No one spoke of the family’s history of depression and bipolar disorder. The brothers grew up to achieve remarkable success; Tony as a gifted journalist (and author of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Energy Psychology
Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health
Written by Michael Mayer, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-724-3 (1-55643-724-2)

Energy Psychology presents a comprehensive approach to healing that combines leading-edge Western bodymind psychological methods with a broad system of ancient, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer's integral approach called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology draws on Chinese medicine approaches, including Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic processes; methods drawn from ancient traditions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lonely American
Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Jacqueline Olds


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0035-9 (0-8070-0035-3)

In today’s world, it is more acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely-yet loneliness appears to be the inevitable byproduct of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, one out of four Americans talked to no one about something of importance to them during the last... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery
A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
Written by Lawrence Peltz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-918-6 (1-59030-918-9)

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to... Read more >

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Real Boys Workbook
The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages
Written by William Pollack and Kathleen Cushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75526-2 (0-375-75526-8)

The Real Boys' Workbook is a unique, instructive workbook, full of advice, exercises, and stories to help parents, professionals, and boys themselves understand boys—and how to make life with them better. How to listen to boys, talk and be with them, exercises to teach you new ways to handle situations, and... Read more >

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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets
Written by Craig Rennebohm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0043-4 (0-8070-0043-4)

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Being Well (Even When You're Sick)
Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses
Written by Elana Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-000-5 (1-61180-000-5)

Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are... Read more >
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