Ready reference to mental and emotional health crises and concerns, providing overviews and expert guidance on more serious problems. Ideal for first-responders, teachers, counselors, and human resource professionals.Developed from best-practices of psychiatry, psychology and mental health counseling, Mental Health Emergencies is a guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in distress who most need help including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts.Mental Health Emergencies will help you provide exactly the right kind of support--where and when it's needed most.
|FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness|
by Akshay Nanavati (Author)
Everyone experiences fear, stress or anxiety at some point in their lives, but that is not a bad thing. When harnessed, these forces can be our greatest source of strength.
Weaving together inspiring stories, in-depth research in neuroscience, psychology and spirituality, practical insight, and actionable strategies, Fearvana teaches the science of how to transform all your seemingly negative emotions into health, wealth and happiness.
Fearvana’s revolutionary approach...
|Crisis Intervention 101: De-escalation Steps for Law Enforcement, First Responders and Everyone Else|
by Linda Flanders (Author)
CRISIS INTERVENTION 101 In America, one in four people live with a diagnosable mental illness. Sadly, one in six of those people will have some contact with the police during their lifetime. Tragically, jails and prisons house ten times more people living with a mental illness as there are in hospitals. We want to change that. Mental illness is a brain disorder or chemical imbalance. It cares nothing for race, religion, age or gender. It doesn’t matter if we’re rich or poor, a brilliant...
|Get Up: The Art of Perseverance|
by Adam Greenberg (Author), Ben Biddick (Author)
On July 9th, 2005, Adam Greenberg stepped into the batter’s box for his first major-league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs. That moment was the culmination of his life’s work and proudest achievement up to that point.
No one suspected the triumph of that moment would be obliterated by a 92 mile-an-hour first-pitch fastball striking Adam just under his helmet on the back of his head. The first pitch of his major-league career threatened not only the future of his ability to...
|Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul|
by Stuart Brown (Author), Christopher Vaughan (Author)
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From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives
We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn. This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown...
|The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid|
by George S. Everly Jr. (Author), Jeffrey M. Lating (Author)
Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an...
|It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle|
by Mark Wolynn (Author)
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making...
|Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back|
by Mary Karapetian Alvord PhD (Author), Anne McGrath MA (Author)
You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuring—a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed.
This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your...
|Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety|
by Charlie Hoehn (Author)
ACTUAL READER FEEDBACK
“This book saved my life. Every tip is natural, just the way I want to treat my anxiety.”
“Play It Away really hits on what ‘living in the moment’ is all about. Reading this book has been one of the most valuable investments I’ve made, both professionally and personally.”
“I work in the mental health field, so I have read my weight in self-help books. I would highly recommend this to anyone wrestling with anxiety....
|I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality|
by Jerold J. Kreisman (Author), Hal Straus (Author)
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder.
After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders....
|Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and ... with Others (Instant Help Book for Teens)|
by Sheri Van Dijk MSW (Author)
Let's face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated-and those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life.
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that...