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Here you'll find a growing list of books, links, and videos on a variety topics related to mental and emotional health

** indicates resource is presented from a Christian worldview

Anxiety & Worry
  • American Psychological Association- Anxiety

  • Rumination: A Problem in Anxiety & Depression (article)

  • What is Health Anxiety? (handout)

  • Emotional Agility: Susan David, PhD

Depression & Mood
  • Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (target audience: women) - Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski

  • The Dance of Anger - Harriet Lerner, PhD

  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook - McKay, Wood, & Brantley

  • Emotional Agility - Susan David, PhD

  • Why am I Always Angry? (article)

General Mental Health Resources
Grief & Loss
Miscellaneous Topics
  • Anatomy of the Soul - Curt Thompson, M.D. (neuroscience & spiritual practices) **

  • Body Partnership Coaching & Resources - Wirth Wellness

  • Damn Shame - Curtis H. Tucker (shame & Christian spirituality) **

  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Peter Scazzero **

  • Learning to Walk in the Dark - Barbara Brown Taylor **

  • One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp (depression, gratitude, joy) **

  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (mindfulness) - Eckhart Tolle

  • Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist - Margalis Fjelstad

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. 

  • The Five Love Languages of Children - Gary Chapman, PhD & Ross Campbell, M.D. **

  • The Gottman Institute (Parents)

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish 

  • Parenting From the Inside Out - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

  • Parenting With Love & Logic - Foster Cline, M.D. **

  • The Whole Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

  • The Yes Brain - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson

Personal Growth and Well-Being
  • Boundaries - Cloud & Townsend **

  • Communication - 4 Part Communication Process (web link)

  • Emotional Agility - Susan David, PhD

  • Getting Started with Mindfulness (article)

  • The Gift of Power and Emotional Courage - Susan David, PhD (video) 

  • The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown, PhD 

  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth

  • I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) - Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth A. Silvers**

  • Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook - Kristin Neff, PhD & Christopher Germer, PhD

  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

  • The Power of Introverts - Susan Cain (video)

  • The Power of Vulnerability - Brene Brown, PhD (video)

  • Rising Strong - Brene Brown, PhD 

  • The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery - Ian Morgan Cron

  • Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff 

  • Self-Esteem - McKay & Fanning

  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace: a Guide to Reclaiming Yourself - Nedra Glover Tawwab

  • Strengthsfinder 2.0 (CliftonStrengths Assessment) - From Gallup & Tom Rath

  • The Wisdom of Your Body - Hillary McBride, PhD

  • Drama Free: a Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships - Nedra Glover Tawwab

  • The Emotionally Absent Mother: a Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed - Jasmin Lee Cori

  • The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman, PhD **

  • The Gottman Institute (Couples)

  • Hold Me Tight - Sue Johnson, PhD

  • How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk - John Van Epp, PhD

  • Navigating High Stakes Relationships and Burnout - Wirth Wellness podcast (I am a guest) 

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel Van der Kolk, MD

  • The National Center for PTSD

  • Trauma Defined (an article outlining a helpful perspective on understanding trauma)

  • Why Trauma Survivors Can't Just 'Let It Go' (blog post)

  • The Wisdom of Your Body - Hillary McBride, PhD

White Flowers


"Follow your heart but take your brain with you."

-Alfred Adler

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