Required Reading: Mental Health Awareness Month

This Mental Health Awareness Month, NYU Press invites you to look at mental health in ways you might have not considered before. These books range from strategies to improve your own work-life balance in the current work-from-home age to the surprising history of research on hallucinogenic drugs—all while connecting back to one of the most important topics in contemporary society.

Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World by Bryan E. Robinson

Recent years have seen an unprecedented shift to remote work, which has made it significantly harder to maintain the already delicate work-life balance. Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot, understand, and ultimately recover from workaholism.

The World of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Dana Fennell

In The World of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dana Fennell explores the lives of people who have OCD, giving us fresh insight into a highly misunderstood, trivialized, and sometimes stigmatized mental disorder. Drawing primarily on interviews with people who have OCD, Fennell encourages us to consider, empathize with, and take steps to improve the lives of people with mental health issues.

Signature Wounds by David Kieran

Drawing on previously unreleased documents and oral histories, Signature Wounds tells the broad and nuanced story of the Army’s efforts to combat PTSD and traumatic brain injury. David Kieran tackles mental health during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how this became a factor in the debates about the impact of these conflicts on US culture.

Psychedelic Revolutionaries by P.W. Barber

Published by University of Regina Press

Psychedelic Revolutionaries recounts the history of hallucino­genic-drug research in Canada. Delving into the groundbreaking experiments and the researchers involved, Psychedelic Revolutionaries examines popularly held myths surrounding drugs such as LSD and shows how this research led to radical innovations in mental health.

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