Kim Castro
February 26, 2022

Do You Make It a Habit to Read Regularly?

Bibliotherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes books and literature...

...alongside other treatment methods, to support mental health.

It can help broaden perspectives, shed light on your own past and symptoms, and boost self-esteem, empathy, contentment, and more!

When you start to read a really good book it is often hard to put it down, the story captivates you and time disappears as you become absorbed. It's a magical feeling!

Choosing to read can provide a vast number of benefits.

So what are the mental health benefits of making reading a regular habit?

  1. Reading helps reduce stress
  2. Bedtime reading can help you wind down
  3. Keeps your mind active and strengthens it
  4. Improves your ability to empathize
  5. Fights depression symptoms

If you’d like to try reading more often, choose books that are of interest to you.

No matter what type of book you choose, simply reading a few pages when you can is what counts.

When was the last time you read a book to enjoy the benefits or for mental peace?

Here's this month's Mental Health Bookshelf:

📘 The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Rheeda Walker, PhD

📘 There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons by Yumi Sakugawa

📘 Changing Minds: The go-to Guide to Mental Health for You, Family and Friends by Dr. Mark Cross & Dr. Catherine Hanrahan

No matter where you do it or what genre you choose, consider reading more to improve and maintain good mental health this year!

For more helpful tips to improve your mental health and well-being, feel free to reach out and speak with our mental health coaches and licensed therapists.


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