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World Mental Health Day 2019

First initiated in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day – which falls on October 10th every year – is an opportunity to promote understanding, education, and awareness of the effects mental illness have on people worldwide. This year’s theme focuses on suicide and its prevention, in an attempt to draw the attention of governments and prioritise the issue in public health agendas on a global scale. To learn more about the project’s aims, you can visit the World Federation for Mental Health’s website.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are committed to furthering the dialogue surrounding mental health, and – in accordance with World Mental Health Day – have selected a number of recent and relevant titles on which a 50% discount is available.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code MENTALHEALTH19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st October 2019.

From Depression to Happiness: A Positive Psychiatry Prescription for Life after Depression, Erick Messias (2019-08-27) 

Psychiatry has developed a number of tools to help manage symptoms of mental disorders, broadly categorized as psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, and psychopharmacology, or “medications”. One question left open in this regard, though, is what to do after those symptoms are controlled? How can those with depression be helped to build a better life after the remission of symptoms? Weaving together Positive Psychology and Aristotelian philosophy, this book details an approach to creating a path towards a flourishing life.

The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia: The Muse and the Mad Hatter, Paul Kiritsis (2019-04-16)

The aphorism that madness and creative genius are opposing sides of the same coin predates contemporary psychiatry and has existed since the time of Aristotle. How, though, are schizophrenia and creative illumination related? Using new empirical findings, this book sheds new light upon the age-old assumption and explains how creative potential can be channelled in individuals with this diagnosis. Mental health practitioners will find the book both intriguing and useful. Indeed, mental health clinician, art therapist, and scholar, Donna Betts (George Washington University) was “most impressed by Kiritsis’ well-informed recommendations for clinical practice related to impact on overall quality of life for persons with schizophrenia and their activities of daily living”, noting that the “illuminating’ book is ‘a must-read for all.”

Psychotherapy, Ethics, and Society: Another Kind of Conversation, Michael Briant (2018-04-13)

Michael Briant is a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists and an associate member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy. Most of his experience as a therapist has been in various parts of the education system – for the last 30 years at Cambridge University and for several individual colleges. Drawing on psychoanalytic thinking from over a century and the author’s three decades of experience, this text asks whether psychotherapy can offer insight into a more inclusive kind of ethics, and, if so, whether it can glean any guidance on how such an ethics may be furthered.


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