SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are u ok? A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health; How To Know If You Need Help and Where To Find It

Lifelong: Da Capo. Dec. 2018. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9780738234991. pap. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780738234984. PERSONAL GROWTH
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Licensed marriage and family therapist Morton delivers a beginner's guide to breaking through the stigma of mental illness to discuss the realities of specific conditions, the different kinds of assistance available, and how to receive proper care. She walks readers through the steps of therapy and how to ensure a mental health professional is a good fit. Advice ranges from handling abusive relationships and coping with intense feelings to and recognizing when further treatment is needed. Appendixes list a glossary of therapeutic terms and a checklist of additional resources.
VERDICT An exemplary guide for anyone wondering if they or someone close to them may benefit from mental health therapy.
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