Mental health during a pandemic.

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We are social creatures and we need human connection and interaction. The pandemic of Covid 19 and the resulting lockdown have caused many people to become isolated and depressed. I put together this list of recommended reading material for people struggling with mental health issues during this time. These books have been a lifesaver for me in the past. Hope you find them as helpful as I did.

Recommended reading list

Non-violent communication

Great resource to learn how to communicate with one self and others in a non-judgmental loving way.

The power of now

How to quite an overactive mind. How to live in the moment and not in the stories of the past or the future in our mind. How to overcome past traumas and the pain body.

Lost Connections

Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was told, like his entire generation, that his problem was caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate this question—and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.

Across the world, Hari discovered social scientists who were uncovering the real causes—and they are mostly not in our brains, but in the way we live today. Hari’s journey took him from the people living in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin—all showing in vivid and dramatic detail these new insights. They lead to solutions radically different from the ones we have been offered up until now.

Rather than seeing depression as a rare malfunction, it is recognized as a response to the dehumanizing world we live in. The book is full of practical ideas for reconnecting with the things that matter. Ease the causes of depression and you can ease depression.

The Solution

Not just for weight loss, but real practical tools to handle emotions and difficult life situations.

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