Talk To Us campaign: 5 books on mental health

Talk To Us campaign: 5 books on mental health

by Suswati Basu
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Talk To Us campaign books

The Talk To Us campaign is an annual awareness-raising campaign run by Samaritans, a suicide prevention charity in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The campaign aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and to provide support to those who are struggling.

The campaign takes place in July each year, and there are a number of ways to get involved. You can:

  • Visit the Talk To Us website to learn more about the campaign and to find resources on mental health.
  • Take the Talk To Us pledge to commit to being a better listener.
  • Attend a Talk To Us event in your local area.
  • Share your own story about mental health on social media using the hashtag #TalkToUs.

Books for Talk to Us campaign

Some of the best books about mental health that are relevant to the Talk To Us campaign include:

  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a young woman who experiences a mental breakdown.
  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig. This book explores the author’s own experiences of anxiety and depression.
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. This novel tells the story of a group of people who are trapped in a bank robbery together. The book explores the different ways that people cope with anxiety.
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. This workbook provides practical exercises to help you develop self-compassion.
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. This book explores the challenges of communication and understanding those who are different from us.

These are just a few suggestions, and there are many other great books about mental health. If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out for help. There are people who care about you and want to support you. Check out the episode for Time To Talk Day.

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