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Mental health resources for patients

Baywell providers and staff have curated this list of useful books, organizations, and tools. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list but rather a starting point on various topics pertinent to mental health.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Happiness Trap, with Russ Harris, MD

Addiction and substance use

SMART recovery
Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie

Anti-racism and social justice

My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem
Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism

Anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund Bourne
When Panic Attacks, by David Burns, MD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Driven to Distraction,
by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

Bipolar disorder

The Bipolar Survival Guide, by David J. Miklowitz

Borderline personality disorder

Stop Walking on Eggshells, by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

Climate anxiety

The Good Grief Network
From Anxiety to Action, by Joanna Macy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mind Over Mood, by Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD


The Noonday Demon, by Andrew Solomon
Feeling Good and The Feeling Good Handbook, by David Burns
When Someone You Love Is Depressed, by Laura Epstein Rosen

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, by Matthew McKay, PhD, Jeffrey C. Wood, PsyD, Jeffrey Brantley, MD
DBT Self-Help

Eating disorders

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, by James Lock

Gender expression

Mind the Gap
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
Gender Spectrum

Interpersonal violence

Why Does He Do That?, by Lundy Bancroft
STAND! For Families Free of Violence

Mental health organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mindfulness and meditation

Healthy Minds Program app
Osher Center MBSR


Embrace Autism
Uniquely Human, by Barry Prizant
Beautifully Complex podcast


Raise Winning Kids without a Fight, by William H. Hughes
Beyond Behaviors, by Mona Delahooke, PhD
The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene
Tilt Parenting


Unlocking Us, podcast with Brené Brown
Attached, by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel Heller, MA
Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD

Schizophrenia and psychosis

The Center Cannot Hold, by Elyn Saks


Suicide: The Forever Decision, by Paul G. Quinnett


It Didn’t Start with You, by Mark Wolynn
Telehelp Ukraine
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, by Pete Walker

Take the first step.

Call 415-922-9122, and our staff will help you connect with Baywell providers.