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Reasons To Stay Alive

By Matt Haig
  • ISBN Code: : 1443443166
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : reasons-to-stay-alive.pdf

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A Sunday Times bestseller, Reasons to Stay Alive is both a wonderfully moving and upbeat account of how Matt Haig survived depression and anxiety, and an accessible, life-affirming guide to helping yourself—and others—through mental illness. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, and how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an optimistic, joyous and often funny exploration of how to live better, love better, read better and feel more. A wonderful mix of memoir and hard-won wisdom, Reasons to Stay Alive is, at heart, about making the most of your time on earth.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 595
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  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
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Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

The Apparition Phase

By Will Maclean
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473575893
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: the-apparition-phase.pdf

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Some ghosts never leave us. SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2021 'A wild rural gothic with some slick plotting . . . the perfect novel for our phantom present' Guardian 'Outstanding . . . ideal for fans of Andrew Michael Hurley' Metro _________________ Twins Tim and Abi have always been different from their peers, spending their evenings in the attic of their parents' suburban house, poring over reports of the unexplained. Obsessed with photographs of ghostly apparitions, they decide to fake their own, and use it to frighten a girl at school. But what was only supposed to be a harmless prank sets in motion a deadly and terrifying chain of events that neither of them could have predicted... _________________ 'Clear your diary, switch off your phone, and get lost in this atmospheric and madly gripping ghost story' Daily Mirror 'A nostalgic delight' Irish Independent 'Intriguing, atmospheric and utterly terrifying in parts' My Weekly

The Truth Pixie Goes to School

By Matt Haig
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1786898276
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-truth-pixie-goes-to-school.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New school. New friends. Same old pixie. 'Don't try to be something You really are not. Your one true self Is the best thing you've got.' In this heartwarming adventure. the Truth Pixie and her human friend go to school, face a bully and learn the importance of friendship and being yourself. With words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

By Mike Robbins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470455081
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: be-yourself-everyone-else-is-already-taken.pdf

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Praise for Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken "Mike's book is a wonderful expression of authenticity in action—clear, honest, instructive, and a passionate call to be your true Divine Self." —Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, Take Time for Your Life "Mike Robbins provides a clear guide for intelligently and compassionately coming face-to-face with yourself and loving the person you meet. His five principles of authenticity teach us how to embrace and celebrate all aspects of who we are and what it means to be a spiritual being having a human incarnation." —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author, Spiritual Liberation "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken is an empowering and refreshing book about how to be successful, real, and fulfilled in life. I highly recommend it." —Gay Hendricks, New York Times best-selling author, Five Wishes "Mike Robbins has written a powerful, down-to-earth, and insightful book on one of the most important aspects of happiness and fulfillment in life—authenticity. Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken will give you tools and techniques to enhance your life and relationships in a profound way." —Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-selling author, Happy for No Reason "Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose.?We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. This powerful book teaches you how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself." —Jon Gordon, author, The Energy Bus

All the Things We Never Knew

By Sheila Hamilton
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  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 1580055850
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: all-the-things-we-never-knew.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A reporter chases the biggest story of her life—her husband’s descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David’s mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila’s romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after David’s death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved someone who suffers from mental illness.

We've Got Issues

By Judith Warner
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110118535X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: we-ve-got-issues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her provocative new book, New York Times-bestselling author Judith Warner explores the storm of debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children who have "issues." In Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, Judith Warner explained what's gone wrong with the culture of parenting, and her conclusions sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood. Her new book, We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important: Are parents and physicians too quick to prescribe medi­cation to control our children's behavior? Are we using drugs to excuse inept parents who can't raise their children properly? What Warner discovered from the extensive research and interviewing she did for this book is that passion on both sides of the issue "is ideological and only tangentially about real children," and she cuts through the jargon and hysteria to delve into a topic that for millions of parents involves one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their child. Insightful, compelling, and deeply mov­ing, We've Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children.

Hunters of the Lost City

By Kali Wallace
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  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Book Code : 168369290X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 895
  • Pdf File: hunters-of-the-lost-city.pdf

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Packed with shocking twists, frightening monsters, and dark magic, this is a page-turning fantasy adventure for middle-grade fans of Holly Black and Tamora Pierce. Twelve-year-old Octavia grew up believing the town of Vittoria was the only one left in the world. The sole survivors of a deadly magical war and plague, the people of Vittoria know there’s no one alive outside the town walls—except the terrible monsters that prowl the forest. But then the impossible happens: Octavia meets another girl beyond the walls, someone who isn’t Vittorian. Everything she’s ever believed is thrown into question, and there’s no going back. In her quest for the truth, Octavia discovers a world full of lies, monsters, and magic. She’ll have to use every scrap of her skill, wits, and courage to uncover what’s real about Vittoria and the rest of the world.

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals

By Stuart Heritage
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  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Book Code : 1782836063
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: bedtime-stories-for-worried-liberals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horrible all the time? Thumb sore from scrolling through the Guardian news app, even though it makes you want to cry? Us too. But help is here, in the shape of Stuart Heritage's hilarious Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals. Put down your phone, log off Twitter, and let yourself be lulled to sleep by stories from a world where Brexit disappears in a puff of smoke, Waitrose is free, and Fairy Godmothers look a lot like Barack Obama. Including: The Three Liberal Pigs; Jack and the Sustainably Produced Meat Substitute Stalk; and The Night Before Brexmas; The Very Trendy Caterpillar; Trumplestiltskin; Camerella.

Reasons to Stay Alive (Tamil)

By Matt Haig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Manjul Publishing
  • Book Code : 9390085748
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: reasons-to-stay-alive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

மனத்தளர்ச்சியால் துவண்டு போயிருப்பவர்களுக்கு ஊக்கத்தையும் நம்பிக்கையையும் கொடுக்கும் நூல்! தன்னுடைய மனநோயின் காரணமாக, சாவின் விளிம்புவரை சென்ற மேட் ஹெயிக், அதனுடன் எப்படிப் போராடி வெற்றி பெற்று, மீண்டும் வாழ்க்கையைக் கொண்டாடக் கற்றுக் கொண்டார் என்பதைப் பற்றிய br>ஓர் உண்மைக் கதை இது. ஏதோ ஒரு வழியில் நம் ஒவ்வொருவருடைய வாழ்வையும் மனநோய்கள் தொட்டுவிட்டுத்தான் செல்கின்றன. அதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக, அதனால் நாம் பாதிக்கப்படாமல் இருக்கும்பட்சத்தில், நம்முடைய அன்புக்குரியவர்களில் br>ஒருவரோ அல்லது நம்முடைய நண்பர்களில் br>ஒருவரோ அதனால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டிருக்கக்கூடும். மனத்தளர்ச்சிக்கு ஆளாகியிருந்தவர் என்ற முறையில் தன்னுடைய அனுபவங்கள் குறித்த, மேட் ஹெயிக்கின் வெளிப்படையான பேச்சு, மனநோயால் சின்னாபின்னமாகி இருப்பவர்களுக்கு நம்பிக்கை ஒளியூட்டும்; அதன் தீவிரத்தைப் பற்றி எதுவும் அறியாமல் இருப்பவர்களின் கண்களைத் திறக்கும்.

The Rosie Effect

By Graeme Simsion
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443435929
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: the-rosie-effect.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge. Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE: Kisah Nyata Melawan Depresi dan Berdamai dengan Diri Sendiri

By Matt Haig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 602038649X
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: reasons-to-stay-alive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Apa rasanya menjadi orang yang mengalami gangguan kecemasan atau depresi? Ada dorongan yang membanjiri perasaan dan pikiran mereka sampai-sampai tubuh fisiknya pun ikut sakit. Bahkan, tak sedikit dari mereka yang akhirnya memutuskan untuk bunuh diri. Matt Haig pernah berada di titik itu. Ia pernah mencoba bunuh diri di pinggir tebing ketika berusia 24 tahun. Serangan panik yang bertubi-tubi dan harapan yang tak lagi terlihat membuatnya berpikir bahwa mengakhiri segalanya adalah hal terbaik. Tetapi, pada langkah terakhir, ia berhenti dan mengurungkan niatnya. Sampai sekarang, ia menjadi bukti bahwa gangguan kecemasan dan depresi bisa diatasi. Melalui buku ini, Matt Haig akan membagikan pengalamannya, mulai dari gejala depresi, rasanya mendapat serangan panik, hingga apa yang membuatnya bertahan hidup hingga hari ini. Kita akan menyelami apa yang para penderita depresi rasakan dan bagaimana cara membantu mereka (atau bahkan diri sendiri) menjadi lebih baik.

Stay Alive

By Manny Fulsom
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098034104
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: stay-alive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hello, readers. Manny Fulsom here. I wrote a book about what happened to me and events in my life leading up to it. What happened to me? It's actually the first three words in my book. Writing this book was not therapeutic for me at all actually, it was actually very stressful. I literally put blood, sweat, and tears into writing this book. I hope you all get the message of my story. That's the vision behind Stay Alive is to help all people, to Stay Alive, even when life is hard. I wrote the entire book on my iPhone 7. I destroyed my laptop with my friends with baseball bat and a shovel back in the fall of 2016 because I was struggling with porn. That was stupid now that I think about. I could've just sold it. I wrote a very vulnerable story. People say I have "such profound wisdom," but there is being humble. I aim for that. Also, in my first chapter I say,"The world deserves to know." That's not to be narcissistic, it's an amazing testimony I have, but I think everyone has an amazing testimony. Also, the aim is not for people to feel bad for me. The aim is to help the reader if they need it. I'm so glad the cognitive stuff and memory came back quickly. I want people to not have to go through what I went through because it's a tough situation.

Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand—Volume 1

By Vacir de Souza LMHC CAP CFAE
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450278434
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: group-psychotherapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand is a three-volume series that provides concise, creative, and systematic approaches for beginners and seasoned professionals practicing group psychotherapy sessions. The customizable group session models apply and improve psychotherapy techniques by employing notes based on real-world settings. Each group session model provides valuable suggestions for group interactions, therapeutic interventions, and treatments. The Exercises at Hand series includes practical, reliable, and structured techniques and exercises that will enable you to implement ready-to-use exercises in both outpatient and inpatient situations; utilize innovative exercises for group psychotherapy sessions for professionals working in community mental health centers, hospitals, jails, group homes, shelters, or private settings; conduct group psychotherapy sessions through uniquely organized topics and exercises; set high standards for documentation using flexible and updated models of real group sessions. Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand offers some of the best-organized materials available on the market. These volumes present an abundant collection of topics and exercises designed to cover the full spectrum of group psychotherapy. Each topic and corresponding exercise has been meticulously created and organized in a logical sequence to make your work as the group leader easy and effective. Enhance the progress of your patients by helping them gain better understanding about themselves and make positive changes in their lives.