I said I was going to talk about my past, but there is no need to. Yes I have come from a very rough past, but that will look like the smallest speck when compared to my future. I have many great things in store for me and today is the start of it all. 2/26/14 marks the day I aspired to change. this is my journey, this is my life.

 

recoveryisbeautiful:

This list is meant for educational purposes and to help aid your recovery. It is *not* meant for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about your mental health, please see a professional.
There are thousands more books and way more topics but this is just to get you started. I tried to stay away from religious books as well as books that focus on one gender over another.
There are only a handful of memoirs because they can be triggering. ALWAYS USE CAUTION WITH READING MEMOIRS!
Mental Health:
50 Signs of Mental Illness
Creativity and Madness
Family Guide to Mental Health Care
Holistic Mental Health
Mental Health, Naturally
Psychology of Creativity
Selecting Effective Treatments
Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity, and Human Nature
The Integrated Self
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
Addiction & Substance Abuse:
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone
Beyond Addiction
Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction
Opiate Addiction
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Powerless No Longer
Recovery and Renewal
Quitting Crystal Meth
Anxiety:
Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
Coping with OCD
Dying of Embarrassment
Loving Someone with OCD
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
Bipolar Disorder:
50 Shades of Bipolar: Poems and Reflections from a Twisted Mind
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Mood
Beyond Bipolar
Bipolar Disorder: Insights for Recovery
Bipolar Strong
Break the Bipolar Cycle
Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light
Facing Bipolar
Finding Your Bipolar Muse
Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder
In Two Minds: 50 Short Poems
I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar
Living With Someone Who’s Living With Bipolar Disorder
Less Than Crazy
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Manic
Manic Depression and Creativity
Mind Race
Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness
Perfect Chaos
Preventing Bipolar Relapse
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
The Bipolar Relationship
The Tao of Bipolar
The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder
Touched with Fire
Surviving Manic Depression
Welcome to the Jungle
When Someone You Love is Bipolar
Depression and Seasonal Affect Disorder:
How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed
Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression
Positive Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Unstuck
What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed
Dissociative Disorders:
All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body
Amongst Ourselves
Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out
The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook
The Stranger in the Mirror
Down Syndrome:
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundries, and Sexuality
The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome
Eating Disorders:
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
Beating Ana
Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step
Binge No More
Biting Anorexia
Biting the Hand that Starves You
Brain Over Binge
Brave Girl Eating
Compulsive Exercise and The Eating Disorders
Crave
Decoding Anorexia
Eating Disorders and The Brain
Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications
Eating Disorders in Sport
Eating Disorder: Something Deeper
Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating
Food: The Good Girl’s Drug
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
Healing Your Hungry Heart
Mindful Eating
Next to Nothing
Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Overcoming Binge Eating
Please Eat
Regaining Your Self
The Rules of “Normal” Eating
Therapy for Eating Disorders
Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating
Restoring Our Bodies
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
Stop Eating Your Heart Out
Telling ED No!
Medication:
Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis
Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine
Mental Health Medications
Saving Normal
The Pill Book (15th Edition)
Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry
Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders:
Asperkids
Be Different
Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?
How to Make & Keep Friends
Look Me in the Eye
Managing Meltdowns
Taking Care of Myself
The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules
The Autistic Brain
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
The Out-of-Sync Child
The Reason I Jump
Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies
Personality Disorders:
Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified
Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder
I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
Lost in the Mirror
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder
Surviving a Borderline Parent
The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide
The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
Pregnancy:
A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness
Bipolar and Pregnant
The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book
The Postpartum Husband
Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness
Psychosis:
Back to Live, Back to Normality
Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia
Delusional Disorder: Paranoia and Related Illnesses
Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizeophrenia
Psychosis, Trauma, and Dissociation
Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis
Surviving Schizophrenia
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia
Understanding Paranoia
Self Injury:
A Bright Red Scream
Bloodletting
Bodily Harm
Cutting
Inside A Cutter’s MindThe Tender Cut
Suicide:
Choosing to Live
Hello Cruel World
Suicide: The Forever Decision
Workbooks:
ACT Made Simple
Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence
Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
Calming the Emotional Storm
CBT Skills Workbook
Co-Occuring Disorders Workbook
Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation
Depressed and Anxious
DBT Made Simple
End Emotional Eating
Finding Life Beyond Trauma
Finding Your Voice Through Creativity
Freedom From Self Harm
Healing From Post-Traumatic Stress
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic Workbook
Mind-Body Workbook for Anger
Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety
Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD
Mind-Body Workbook for Stress
Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder
Mind Over Mood
Never Enough: A Recovery Workbook
Overcoming Bulimia
Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction
Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts
Overcoming Social Anxiety
Overcoming Trauma and PTSD
Overcoming Your Alcohol or Drug Problem
Rational Recovery
Reflections: An Eating Disorders Recovery Workbook
REPAIR Your Life Workbook
The Addiction Workbook
The Anorexia Workbook
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook
The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook
The Body Image Workbook
The CBT Toolbox
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety
The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Depression
The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Anxiety
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Bulimia
The Grief Recovery Handbook
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
The OCD Workbook
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
The PTSD Workbook
The Sex Addiction Workbook
The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook
Stopping the Pain
Stop the Chaos Workbook
Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook
When Panic Attacks
Other:
Banish Your Body Image Theif
Bouncing Back
Broken Open
How to Train a Wild Elephant
Intuitive Self-Healing
Mind Whispering
Radical Acceptance
The Art of Comforting
The Book of Qualities
The Core Journey: Unleash Your Power to Thrive
The Dancing Self
The Exercise Balance
The Mindfulness Solution
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
The Mind-Made Prison
The User’s Guide to the Human Mind
Shut Up, Skinny Bitches!
Simple Abundance
You Are A Badass
Your Body Never Lies

recoveryisbeautiful:

This list is meant for educational purposes and to help aid your recovery. It is *not* meant for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about your mental health, please see a professional.

There are thousands more books and way more topics but this is just to get you started. I tried to stay away from religious books as well as books that focus on one gender over another.

There are only a handful of memoirs because they can be triggering.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WITH READING MEMOIRS!

Mental Health:

Addiction & Substance Abuse:

Anxiety:

Bipolar Disorder:

Depression and Seasonal Affect Disorder:

Dissociative Disorders:

Down Syndrome:

Eating Disorders:

Medication:

Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders:

Personality Disorders:

Pregnancy:

Psychosis:

Self Injury:

Suicide:

Workbooks:

Other:

#guysrecover

recoveryisbeautiful:

THIS IS OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL!!

I’m going through my blog and adding the #guysrecover tag to everything I have from the past but I don’t know if they’ll show up when you search the tag.

ANYWAY- we need to support all the guys out there struggling. It shouldn’t be so difficult for them to find it. This tag can be a safe, recovery based tag so guys can find support when they need it.

PASS THIS ALONG SO EVERYONE KNOWS.

i learned that people can easily forget that others are human.

"prisoner" from the stanford prison experiment (1971)

(Source: eolithandbone)

shouldbecleaningmyroom:

this is the most intense butt wiggle I have ever seen.
the butt wiggle is so strong that the cat actually begins to float.

shouldbecleaningmyroom:

this is the most intense butt wiggle I have ever seen.

the butt wiggle is so strong that the cat actually begins to float.