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Harkness, Joe

Summary: When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is. The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Unbound 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARKNESS, JOE HAR

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the patients that left the hospital. The combined effect was profoundly destructive. Today, among homeless persons, at least one-third are severely...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 TOR

Powers, Ron

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works, a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of the female brain. For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and a practical, prescriptive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 613.042 AME

Bulik, Cynthia M.

Summary: Explores the nature of midlife eating disorders, looking at why they develop, how their unique challenges set them apart from those that occur earlier in life, and the path to recovery.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Company 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8 Bulik 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8526 BUL

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

1 hold on 1 copy

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Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1997

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Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living. Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a "Small Medium at Large" in fond hopes of reaching Aunt May beyond the grave. Their journey is heartening,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Rylan

Summary: "An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 JEN

Seahorn, Janet J.

Summary: The author writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Dauntless Black Lions of the 1st Infantry Division. His spouse and co-author describes her perspective as a wife and mother who has lived the past thirty years with a veteran who suffers from the physical, and more specifically, the mental scars of combat. You will become familiar with how PTSD...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Team Pursuits 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8521 SEA

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 TOR

Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "The Brain Warrior's Way is your arsenal to win the fight to live a better life. The Amens will guide you through the process, and give you the tools to take control. So if you're serious about your health, either out of desire or necessity, it's time to arm yourself and head into battle,"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 613 AME

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 AME

Summary: Proper dental evaluations and hygiene are vital aspects of caring for an elderly client. Neglecting signs of oral health puts patients at risk for heart disease as well as more common problems like halitosis and bad breath, which can be embarrassing and could cause social and psychological problems. This program discusses specific conditions and diseases of the mouth, provides nursing and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Cahalan, Susannah

Summary: For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Summary: Four to eight percent of American children experience bouts of major depression. Among teenage girls, that rate can be as high as sixteen percent. This program from The Doctor Is In emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid potential patterns of repeated depression later in life-and to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Children suffering from depression talk about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Mounting evidence indicates that there is a definite correlation between unhealthy gums and risk factors impacting overall bodily health. In fact, the bacteria that cause gingivitis and periodontitis also multiply the chance of heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and, for mothers-to-be, premature birth. In this program, dental professionals address these and other related life-threatening...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Nothing can warm a parent's heart like a child's smile. But that beautiful smile needs help. Dental Care for Kids is an adult's guide to children's teeth: how they develop, the care they need, and the diseases that can spoil a child's mouth. It gives useful information about proper dental care from the prenatal period through the development of primary teeth until permanent teeth come in. This...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Percy, Jennifer

Summary: A report on the long-lasting effects of war on individual and national psyches shares the experiences of veterans working through post-traumatic stress disorder at a Christian rehabilitation camp.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 PER

Summary: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THA

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD THA

Amen, Daniel G.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label-damaging and devastating on its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers 2020

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Percy, Jennifer.

Summary: A report on the long-lasting effects of war on individual and national psyches shares the experiences of veterans working through post-traumatic stress disorder at a Christian rehabilitation camp.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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Abraham, David S.

Summary: Our future hinges on a set of rare metals that few of us have even heard of. In this eye-opening book, a natural resource strategist reveals the critical importance of these transformative elements to our technological lifestyle and the consequences of our reliance upon them, including geopolitical instability and environmental degradation. To see our growing dependency, you need only look at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330 ABR

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Lawson, Wenn

Summary: Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults with autism through lifestyle changes as well as physical and sensory challenges post-retirement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 LAW

Foulds, Adam

Summary: In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism, critical neglect, and depression, John Clare finds himself in High Beach--a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. At the same time, another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen, as well...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Foulds 2010