mental health Mondays

Check out these new books on mental health and good ol’ regular self-care. Click the link & log in with your MyTyler information to request the title!

Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists & Visual Artists by Kriota Willberg

” You’re a cartoonist. You take care of yourself to prevent drawing injuries. You do your stretches, take regular breaks, and draw with perfect posture. What happens? You start experiencing pain when you draw anyway! A perfect example of bad things happening to good people. What should you do? Go to the doctor if it’s serious. But, if it’s a minor injury, go to your bookshelf and start reading Draw Stronger! This little tome can be used to help reduce discomfort until you see a healthcare professional, or it can provide guidelines for managing mild drawing injuries that don’t require medical attention Explore Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation Therapy (R.I.C.E. Therapy) from the perspective of a committed drawer, learn some tips for understanding your pain, avoid worsening your injuries, and more!” – Provided by the publisher

The Well-Gardened Mind: the Restorative Power of Nature by Sue Stuart-Smith

“The garden has always been a place of peace and perseverance, of nurture and reward. Using contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and real-life stories, The Well-Gardened Mind investigates the effects of nature on our health and well-being”–Dust jacket.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by Kelly Jensen (editor)

“An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way”– Provided by publisher

The Mindful College Applicant by Belinda H. Y. Chiu

“This work offers a method for minimizing and managing the untenable stress of the competitive college admissions process in the US. Given the current reality of the process, it introduces us to a more mindful approach to college admissions – one that is grounded in emotional intelligence and emphasizes resilience, wellbeing, and compassion.” – Provided by publisher

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