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Help Yourself Towards Mental Health

1st Edition

By Courtenay Young

Routledge

488 pages

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Description

This book explores how an individual can help themselves resolve a wide variety of ordinary, everyday life problems and improve their mental health. It is designed as a self-help aid for people with depression, anxiety, or with issues of low self-esteem.

Table of Contents

About The Author -- Introduction -- A definition of “mental health” -- Stepped care and self-help -- Stress -- Basic information -- Self-help for stress -- Stress and modern life -- Fitting exercise into your life -- Different types of exercise -- Relaxation -- Meditation and mindfulness -- Symptoms of stress -- Other anti-stress exercises -- Stress and life events -- Depression -- Self-help for depression -- Working with depression -- Foods for depression -- Somatic aspects of depression -- Different views of depression -- Emotional expression in depression -- Basic working principles for depression -- A bit about anti-depressant drugs -- Negative emotions -- Thoughts and moods in depression -- Thinking distortions in depression -- Common irrational belief systems -- How to change your negative thinking -- The Process -- Your inner process -- Points to remember -- Anxiety -- About anxiety -- Relaxation -- Social anxiety -- Panic attacks -- Working with panic attacks -- Phobias -- General anxiety disorder -- Self-Esteem Issues -- Introducing issues of self-esteem -- Improving self-esteem -- Becoming more assertive -- What Works? -- An overview of what works -- Self-awareness -- Legitimate needs -- Asserting yourself -- Responding to criticism -- Family Issues -- Bereavement and grieving -- Having to care for others -- Information for carers and families -- Parents at home, parents at work -- Relationship issues -- Relationship difficulties -- Divorce and separation -- Other Issues -- Anger management -- Sleep issues -- Problems at work -- Weight, body image, and eating issues -- Chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis [ME], or fibromyalgia, or post-viral fatigue syndrome) -- Twelve-step programmes -- Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder -- Self-harm -- Money worries -- Ageing issues -- Travel -- Well-Being -- Natural health -- The path to mental health -- The road to change -- Wider and different perspectives -- Sources of information

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health