Everyone struggles internally sometimes, and each person has different methods for coping with down days. Some people swear by yoga or meditation, while others recommend therapy to everyone. One way to get a little pick-me-up is a really well-written self-help book. Yep, that’s right. Sure, they can get a little cheesy sometimes, but a good self-help tome can help lift spirits and inspire readers to live their best lives. And everyone has their favorites. Reese Witherspoon, for example, recommended Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown on her Instagram in January.
In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness month, here’s a list of self-help books for anyone who might be struggling with mental health, whether themselves or with a loved one. This is not intended as medical advice.