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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

We have compiled some of our favorite resources and sources of information pertaining to mental health.

 Below you will find articles, book recommendations, podcasts and episodes, videos, and links to other resources you may find helpful in learning more about mental health to help take care of yourself and others.

*The resources below are resources the counselors have found to be beneficial and educational. None of the counselors are benefitting financially from the endorsement of these sources. It is also important to point out that we find the content helpful that is linked, but the entirety of information apart from the specific link we provide may not reflect our positions. It is always helpful to ask for clarification if you have questions about some of these principles. 


Here are some books that may be helpful in learning about mental health topics.

book cover depicting a pencil drawing a line with the text "boundaries" "Boundaries"

Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend | Learn to set healthy boundaries in your relationships and establish balance in your life.

Book cover with blue and white text "Change your brain, change your life""Change Your Brain, Change Your Life"

Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. | Learn about your brain and how we can better protect it for well-being and how to naturally fight against anxiety. depression, and more.

Image of the book cover for Wild at Heart by John Eldrige"Wild at Heart"

John Eldredge | Takes a look at the image God created men in.

Book cover for Atomic Habits by James Clear"Atomic Habits"

James Clear | Learn practical and powerful ways to change your habits one step at a time.

Blue book cover with text "The body keeps the score""The Body Keeps the Score"

Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. | Learn about groundbreaking research into trauma from a medical perspective. Learn how we hurt and heal.

Cover for the 5 love languages book"The 5 Love Languages"

Gary Chapman | Help identify your unique language of love to give and receive love in a fulfilling way.

Book cover for 7 habits of highly effective people"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Stephen R. Covey | This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems.

Book cover for winning with people; gold text, white background"Winning with People"

John C. Maxwell | Learn about relationship which is at the heart of every positive human experience.

Cover of book titled the self-talk workout"The Self-Talk Workout"

Rachel Turow | Self-talk matters, but what methods of building healthy self-talk actually work? This how-to guide shares evidence-based techniques to go from being your own worst critic to your own best friend.

Yellow book cover for don't give the enemy a seat at your table"Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table"

Louie Giglio | Discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions.

Image of a tree with leaves on book cover"A Grief Observed"

C.S. Lewis | A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.

Book cover with a man climbing the top of a mountain"Finish What You Started"

Matt Rosen | Based on the latest scientific findings by the most prominent psychologists who dedicated all their lives to understand procrastination, see why people keep postponing important things in life and how to turn it around.

Image of book cover with car driving on road towards a mountain in the background"Anxious for Nothing"

Max Lucado | Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ.


Here you will find TedTalks, educational videos, and stories that inspire 

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Lauren Weinstein | TEDxPaloAlto

Challenge Your Thoughts

Lauren Weinstein, a Stanford lecturer, delivers an inspiring talk on how to break free from limiting beliefs.

How to Eliminate Self Doubt Forever

Peter Sage | TEDxPatras

How to Eliminate Self Doubt Forever

In this talk, human behavior expert, Peter Sage, exposes some of the hidden reasons and unconscious patterns that cause us to self-sabotage and explains what we can do to change them.

No Shame in Taking Care of You

Sangu Delle | Tedx

There is No Shame in Taking Care of Yourself

Sangu Delle had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak — it makes us human."

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Dr. Brene Brown | Short Animation


What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Stories of Resilience - Ep. 1

Judah Brass | Healthy Minds QEP

Stories of Resilience Series

Watch Judah's story of resilience as he recalls navigating his social anxiety transferring into SAU from another school.

Pale Blue Dot

Ty Gibson | Light Bearers

Feeling Insignificant?

Earth hangs like a lonely speck in a vast cosmos. But are we really alone in the universe? Ty helps us see the significance God places on us.

Kevin Love's Battle with Anxiety in the NBA

Kevin Love | ESPN

Highlighting His Experience

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love sits down with Jackie MacMullan to discuss suffering with anxiety and depression, having his first panic attack on November 5th, 2017 and how he can help others get the help they need.

Empathy Helped Change Me

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson | Oprah's Master Class

Looking for the Good

As a high school student, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started getting into trouble. He was arrested for everything from fighting and stealing to forging checks, but Dwayne says he began to change his ways when he was 16 years old. See how his coach looked for connection rather than dismissing him.

Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships

Joanne Davila | TEDxSBU

Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationsihps

Psychologist and researcher Joanne Davila describes how you can create the things that lead to healthy relationships and reduce the things that lead to unhealthy ones using three evidence-based skills – insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation.

Helpful Websites

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National Institute for Mental Health

Here you can find information about mental health disorders and treatments, statistics about mental health in the U.S., and brochures and fact sheets.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Find resources on coping with mental illness, podcast recommendations and video libraries, and find ways to get help or get involved to support those with mental illness.

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