5 Books You Need to Read this Summer

Looking for more variety in your summer reading this year? These nonfiction books are sure to give you a new perspective on several mental health related topics. Please feel free to comment with your favorite mental health books! If you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog!

Why People Die by Suicide by Thomas Joiner

While the topic seems a bit grim, let us not forget how many people take their own lives each day. Learning more about suicide, why people turn to suicide, and trying to figure out if anything can be done to stop it. This book takes one man's theory and expands on it in several scientific ways.

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Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

Being different hasn't always been mainstream and for those who are different, it's not always easy to find your place in the world. The author is a world known scientist, inventor and scholar. This book is meant to help others understand autism and how those who live with autism are unique thinkers.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

A book that has sold millions of copies can't be left out from this summer list. Especially after finding ourselves in a pandemic, what better nonfiction piece could be more appropriate than one that helps up get back into the groove we need to be in today. An easy read that helps you find the most productive and successful version of yourself.

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlyn Doughty

Witty, entertaining, inspiring, and educational. One of the most enjoyable nonfiction reads on death, cultural differences, practices, and first hand experiences that you will find. Follow the author through some of her experiences working in a crematory.

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Tweak (Growing up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff

You might need to brace yourself for this one. This book provides a drug addict's version of events about his rollercoaster experiences. At times it is hard to swallow and at other times you are frustrated.

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