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The Suicidal Crisis

by Dr Igor Galynker

Most people who die by suicide see a clinician prior to taking their lives. Therefore, one of the most difficult determinations clinicians must be able to make is whether any given patient is at risk for suicide...


In my Right Mind: One man's quest to challenge our thinking on mental well-being

by Tony Weekes

Hi, I’m Tony Weekes. I grew up in East London, the son of a consultant surgeon and a nurse. I have witnessed at first-hand the mental suffering of close family members. In trying to ease their suffering, I...


In my Right Mind

by Tony Weekes

Hi, I’m Tony Weekes. I grew up in East London, the son of a consultant surgeon and a nurse. I have witnessed at first-hand the mental suffering of close family members. In trying to ease their suffering, I...


The Tale of Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi Great Muslim Psychologist From 9th Century

by Muhammad Vandestra

Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and...


Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

by Art Levine

The no-holds-barred and crucial call to action for America’s broken mental health system, by a prize-winning investigative journalist

The mental health system in America is hardly the front-burner issue it...


A Past Life: As told by Brave Hawk

by DonD Sylvain

The day that a medium told Don the story of his past life as a boy named Brave Hawk, he thought the whole thing was nonsense. She explained that a Native American Chief by the name of White Cloud had come through...


Real Life Diaries

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Sunshine Purcell & Amelia Joubert

Fear. Secrecy. Pain. These are just a few of the emotions affecting those who live with dissociative identity disorder. What is it like to live with dissociated parts of oneself? Who controls the chaos? What...


Forensic and Ethical Issues in Military Behavioral Health

by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie & Borden Institute

Dealing with ethical and forensic issues, this book is authored by active duty psychiatrists and psychologists from the Army, Navy, Air Force, as well as civilians from within and outside of the Department...


Unfortunate Folks: Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863-1992

by Barbara Brookes & Jane Thomson

From electro-convulsive therapy to epilepsy, from criminal lunacy to community care, Unfortunate Folks: Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863-1992, opens windows on to the history of mental health treatment...


Hidden Lives

by Andrew Boden, Lenore Rowntree & Gabor Mate

A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.

More than 4 million Canadians...


The Tao of Positive Noise: How to use the fabled Taoist healing sounds for full health and magnificence

by Barefoot Doctor

The Taoist healing sounds are famous for their efficaciousness. They work similarly to the healing effect for cats of purring. With practice you learn to direct the sounds to the various vital organs and so...


Why People Go to Psychiatrists

by George C. Galster

This is the first examination in depth of the reasons and ways that people seek psychiatric help. Viewing contemporary metropolitan life from the standpoint of an experienced social analyst, Charles Kadushin...


Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots: A History of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

by Kathryn Burtinshaw & John R F Burt

In the first half of the nineteenth century, treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change. No longer manacled, chained and treated like wild animals, patient care was defined...


Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality: Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users

by Lynn Tang

Mental health has long been perceived as a taboo subject in the UK, so much so that mental health services have been marginalised within health and social care. There is even more serious neglect of the specific...


The Future of Mental Health: Deconstructing the Mental Disorder Paradigm

by Eric Maisel

The Future of Mental Health drills to the heart of the current mental health crisis, where hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide receive unwarranted "mental disorder diagnoses." It paints a picture of...


Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs

by Stuart A. Kirk

*Winner of an honorable mention from theSociety for Social Work and ResearchforOutstanding Social Work Book AwardMad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived,...


Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications and Guidance for Professionals

by Gill Thomson & Virginia Schmied

Bringing together experts in the field, this important book considers the underlying risk factors that create situations of psychosocial vulnerability and marginalisation for mothers, from their baby's conception...


Understanding OCD

by Eric A. Storch, Adam B. Lewin, Michael Sulkowski & Marni Jacob et al.

Giving a full overview of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and discussing all major treatment options, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, this guide provides the essential information...


Depression in Medical Illness

by Arthur J. Barsky & David A. Silbersweig

An authoritative guide to understanding and treating depression in the medically ill

Depression in Medical Illness is based on the fact that depression and medical illness are inextricably bound together and...


Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

by Pauline Lane, Rachel Tribe, Maria Castro Romero & Siobhan Spencer et al.

Exploring the key issues around anti-discriminatory practice for professionals working with older people in mental health services, this book explores ways to improve the health and social care of older people...