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Recommended Reading Mental Health

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

  • "From the Heart: Your Mental Health Questions Answered "(Patricia Casey): Blackhall Publishing, Ireland, 2004
  • "The Mental Health Handbook" (Trevor Powell): Speechmark Publishing, England, 2007
  • "Flagging the Problem:" A New Approach to Mental Health (Harry Barry): Liberties Press, Ireland, 2007
  • "Speaking Our Minds:"An Anthology (Jim Read & Jill Reynolds eds.): Macmillan, England, 1996
  • "Going Mad: Understanding Mental Illness" (Michael Corry, Aine Tubridy & Michael Curry): Newleaf, Ireland, 2001
  • "Women’s Mental Health: Promoting a Gendered Approach to Policy and Service Provision" (Women’s Health Council) Ireland, 2005
  • " Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life" (Jon Kabat-Zinn): Piatkus Books, England , 2008

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINE

  • Mental Health Association, Longford:  043 - 33 46992 or 33 46903
  • Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
  • Mental Health Ireland: 01 2841166
  • Low Cost Counselling: 087 684 7088

ABUSE (SEXUAL/PHYSICAL/MENTAL)

  • "Lean on Me: An Information Guide for Women Living With Domestic Abuse:" ADAPT Services Limerick, 2001
  • "Overcoming Childhood Trauma "(Helen Kennerley): Robinson, UK, 2000
  • Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse" (Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon): Sheldon Press, UK, 2000
  • One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy" (Yvonne Dolan): Authors Choice Press, America 2000
  • "Escape Domestic Violence" (Helen Grant): Hodder Arnold, UK 2007

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

HELPLINE

  • Bethany House: 043 -  33 48136
  • Longford Women’s Link: 043 - 33 42891
  • Domestic Violence: 1800 444 944
  • Rape Crisis Helpline: 1800 323 232
  • Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
  • Women’s Aid: 1800 341 900
  • MOVE (Men Overcoming Violence): 01- 8724357
  • NOVA (Victims of Abuse): 1800 252 524
  • Adult Counselling Service 1800 234 113

ADDICTIONS

  • "Understanding Street Drugs": A Handbook of Substance Misuse for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (David Emmett & Graeme Nice): Jessica Kingsley, England, 2006
  • "Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare" (B. Kroll & A Taylor): Jessica Kingsley, England, 2006
  • "Getting Sober: A Practical Guide to Making it Through the First 30 Days "(Kelly Madigan Erlandson): McGraw Hill, England, 2008
  • "Preventing Addiction: What Parents Must Know to Immunize Their Kids Against Drug and Alcohol Addiction" (John Fleming): CrossHouse, America, 2007
  • "I’ll Stop Tomorrow: Alcoholism, The Journey to Recovery "(Paul Campbell): Mercier Press, Ireland, 2007
  • "Healing the Addictive Personality" (Lee Jampolsky): Celestial Arts, America, 2008
  • "Freedom from Addiction: The Secret Behind Successful Addiction Busting "(Joe Griffin & Ivan Tyrrell): HG Publishing, England, 2005

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINES:

  • Al Anon: 01- 8732699
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 01- 4538998
  • Gamblers Anonymous: 01- 8721133
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 01 - 8300944

ANXIETY

  • " How to Master Anxiety: All you need to know to overcome stress, panic attacks, trauma, phobias, obsessions and more "(Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell): HG Publishing, England, 2007
  • "Anxiety, Phobias and Panic: A Step by Step Programme for Regaining Control of Your Life" (Reneau Z. Peurifoy): Piatkus, England, 2007
  • "Panic Attacks: What they are, why they happen and what you can do about them" (Christine Ingham): Thorsons, England, 2000
  • "When Panic Attacks "(Dr Aine Tubridy): NewLeaf, Ireland, 2007
  • "Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia" (Markway, Carmin, Pollard & Flynn): New Harbinger, America, 1992
  • "Living with Fear: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety" (Isaac M. Marks): McGraw Hill, England, 2005

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINES:

  • Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
  • Low Cost Counselling 087 684 7088

 BEREAVEMENT/LOSS

  • "Life after Loss: Helping the Bereaved " (Christy Kenneally): Mercier Press, Ireland, 1999
  • "Grief Observed " (C.S. Lewis): Faber & Faber, England, 1966
  • "Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy: a handbook for the mental health practitioner"  (William Worden): Routledge, England, 2006
  • "Living with Loss: A Book for the Widowed "(Liz McNeill Taylor): Robinson, England, 2000
  • "Someone to talk to – a Handbook on Childhood Bereavement"  (Pat Donnelly):  Barnardos, Ireland, 2001

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

HELPLINES:

  • Rainbows: 043 - 33 46827
  • Cruise Bereavement: 043 –  33 46827
  • Bereavement Counselling Service: 01- 8391766
  • Living Links- Sucide Bereavement Support 086 1600 641

BULLYING

  • "Bully In Sight: How to Predict, Resist, Challenge and Combat Workplace Bullying "(Tim Field): Success Unlimited, England, 1996
  • "Adult Bullying: Perpetrators and Victims" (Peter Randall): Routledge, England, 1997
  • "Bullying in Secondary Schools: What it Looks Like and How to Manage It "(Keith Sullivan, Mark Cleary & Ginny Sullivan): Paul Chapman Publishing, England, 2005
  • "Bullying in the workplace, Home and School" (Tony Byrne): Blackhall Publishing, Ireland, 2004

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINE:

  • Anti-bullying Centre: 01- 6082573
  • Teenline: 1800 833 634
  • Low Cost Counselling : 087 684 7088

DEMENTIA

  • "Alzheimer’s Activities That Stimulate the Mind "(Emilia C. Bazan-Salazar): McGraw Hill, U.S. & U.K. 2005
  •  Alzheimer’s: Caring for Your Loved One, Caring for Yourself "(Sharon Fish and Susan Cuthbert): U.S & U.K. 2008
  • "Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First "(T. Kitwood): Open University Press, England, 2008
  • "The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimers Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life" (Nancy L Mace & Peter V. Rabins): Wellness Central, America, 2007
  • "Talking to Alzheimer’s: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend "(Claudia J. Strauss): New Harbinger, California, 2001

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINE:

  • Alzheimer’s Society: 043 -  33 42723
  • DSIDC (Dementia Services): 01- 4162035
  • NCAOP (National Council on Ageing and Older People): 01- 6743299

DEPRESSION

  • Depression: The Common Sense Approach (Tony Bates): Newleaf, Ireland, 1999
  • Coping with Depression and Elation (Patrick McKeon): Sheldon Press, England, 1995
  • Overcome Your Postnatal Depression (Alice Muir): Hodder Arnold, England, 2007
  • Overcoming Depression: A Self –help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (Paul Gilbert): Robinson, England, 1997
  • Seeing Beyond Depression (Jean Vanier): S.P.C.K. England, 2002
  • Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents (Carolyn Fitzpatrick): John Wiley & Sons, England, 2004
  • Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect When Someone in your Life is Depressed (Claudia J. Strauss): New American Library, America, 2004
  • Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong: (Tim Cantopher): Sheldon Press, England, 2006

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINE

  • Aware: 01- 6617211 or 1890 303 302
  • Low Cost Counselling 087 684 7088

EATING DISORDERS

  • Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step: A Self Help Guide for Recovery (Anna Paterson): Jessica Kingsley, England, 2008
  • 100 Questions and Answers about Eating Disorders (Carolyn Costin): Jones and Bartlett, England, 2007
  • Helping Your Child Overcome an Eating Disorder: What You Can Do at Home (Teachman, Schwartz, Gordic & Coyle): New Harbinger, America, 2003
  • Boys Get Anorexia Too: Coping with Male Eating Disorders in the Family (Jenny Langley): Paul Chapman Publishing, England, 2006

WEBSITES:

HELPLINE:

  • Bodywhys 1890 200 444
  • Low Cost Counselling 087 684 7088

LONELINESS

  • Loneliness in Later Life (Hamilton B. Gibson): Macmillan, England, 2000
  • Overcoming Loneliness and Making Friends (Marianna Csoti): Sheldon Press: England, 2005
  • Positive Solitude: A Practical Program for Mastering Loneliness and Achieving Self-Fulfilment (Rae Andre): Universe.com, America, 2000

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

HELPLINE

  • Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
  • National Council for Ageing and Older People 01-6766484
  • Retirement Planning Council of Ireland: 01-6613139
  • Low Cost Counselling 087 684 7088

SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • 100 Questions and Answers about Schizophrenia: Painful Minds (Lynn E. DeLisi): Jones and Bartlett, London, 2006
  • Your Guide to Schizophrenia (Adrianne Reveley): Hodder Arnold, England, 2006
  • Discover the Road Ahead: Support and Guidance to Everyone Affected by Schizophrenia (Various authors): Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Ireland, 2004
  • If Your Adolescent has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents (Rachel E. Gur & Ann Braden Johnson): Oxford University Press, England, 2006
  • Schizophrenia: A very Short Introduction (Christopher Frith & Eve Johnstone): Oxford University Press, England, 2003

WEBSITES:

HELPLINE

  • Shine Information Hotline 1890 621 631

SELF-ESTEEM

  • Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway (Susan Jeffers): Arrow Books, England, 1991
  • Assert Yourself: Simple Steps to Getting What You Want (Gael Lindenfield): Thorsons, England, 2001
  • 10 Days to Great Self-Esteem; Ten Easy Steps to Brighten Your Moods and Discover the Joy in Everyday Living  (David Burns): Vermilion, England, 2000
  • Self-Esteem: The Key to Your Child’s Future (Tony Humphreys): Newleaf, Ireland, 2002
  • Self-Esteem: Simple Steps to Develop Self Worth and Heal Emotional Wounds (Gael Lindenfield): Element, England, 2000
  • The Self-Esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic and Celebrate Your Personal Strengths (Matthew McKay): New Harbinger, America, 2005
  • Self-Esteem Affirmations; Motivational Affirmations for Building Confidence and Recognising Self-Worth: CD (Louise Hay): Hay House, England, 2007

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

STRESS

  • The Total De-Stress Plan: A Complete Guide to Working With Positive and Negative Stress (Beth MacEoin): Carlton Books, England, 2002
  • The Ultimate Stress Buster: A Seven Step Plan for Calm and Relaxation (Sarah Brewer): Vermilion, England, 2003
  • Surviving stress: A Guide for Managers and Employers (Samuel Malone): Oak Tree Press, Ireland, 2004
  • Beat Stress and Fatigue (Patrick Holford): Piatkus, England, 2007
  • 10 Simple Ways to Beat Stress Forever (Suzannah Olivier): Cico Books, England, 2006
  • Stress-Free: Peaceful Affirmations to Relieve Anxiety and Help you Relax: CD (Louise Hay): Hay House, England, 2004

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

HELPLINES:

  • Low Cost Counselling 087 684 7088
  • Samaritans  1850 609090

SUICIDE

  • A Special Scar: The Experience of People Bereaved by Suicide    (Alice Wertheimer): Routledge, England, 2006
  • Suicide: Ireland’s Story (Emily Cox): Blackwater Press, Ireland, 2006
  • Coping with Suicide (Helen Maggie): Sheldon Press, England, 2002
  • Living with Suicide (Console): Console-The Bereaved by Suicide Foundation, Ireland

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

HELPLINES:

  • Suicide Bereavement Support: 086 – 8157320
  • Console: Living with Suicide: 1800 201 890
  • Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90