For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the mental health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

Freeman, Daniel, Jason Freeman. Know your mind : the complete family reference guide to emotional health . New York, NY : Sterling Pub., 2010.  Addressing everything from addictions, bereavement, pain, and anxiety to sleep disorders, mood swings, depression, and stress, Know Your Mindeven features tools for self-evaluation, personal stories, and exercises. 616.89 FRE

Honos-Webb, Lara. The gift of ADHD : how to transform your child’s problems into strengths. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2010.  In it’s second edition, Lara Honos-Webb offers strategies for shifting parents’ understanding of their child’s attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to focus on the positive traits of this diagnosis by providing step-by-step behavioral exercises for helping children function effectively. 618.92 HON

Miklowitz, David Jay. The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know. New York : Guilford Press, c2011.  A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families 616.89 MIK

Phillips, Suzanne, Dianne Kane. Healing together : a couple’s guide to coping with trauma & post-traumatic stress. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2008.   This book is for people in relationships where either partner has faced trauma in any of its forms: violence, natural disasters, war, life-threatening accidents, crime, health problems, or loss of a loved one. 616.89 PHI