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Recommended Reading January 2019 – Mental Health & Wellness


The Library’s Recommended Reading theme for January 2019 is Mental Health and Wellness.

As the winter sets in and gray skies can trigger the winter blues, it is a good time to engage with caring for our minds. It can be difficult to talk about our mental health for many reasons: sigma, need for privacy, and lack of support. These resources will help inform you about different aspects of mental illness, help you reflect on your own needs, and find stories to comfort an entertain you this winter.

Find some suggested titles, as well as online resources and local support for mental health on our Recommended Reading Guide.

Need someone to talk to? Don’t wait. Visit the Highline College Counseling Center. Confidential and open to all Highline faculty, staff, and students.

Building 6, Upper Floor | Phone: (206) 592-3353 | Email:

If you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis, you can call the King County Crisis Connections 24 hour hotline at 866-427-4747. Over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff provide support, resources, and training to people in King County.

Sample Reading List:

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkPublication Date: 2014-09-25

Borderline Personality Disorder by Alexander L. Chapman; Kim L. Gratz

Publication Date: 2013-10-01

Publication Date: 2017-04-04

The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid by Gerald Koocher; Annette La Greca

Publication Date: 2010-11-12

Willow Weep for Me by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Publication Date: 1998-02-17

Winter Blues, Fourth Edition by Norman E. Rosenthal

Publication Date: 2012-09-04

Unholy Ghost by Nell Casey

Publication Date: 2002-01-08

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