Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Posted May 1, 2020

Well Read

Why should we read?

  • Reading is pleasurable. …
  • Reading can reduce stress. …
  • Reading can provide an escape from the ‘real world’ …
  • Reading helps you develop empathy for others. …
  • Reading works your brain and prevents memory loss. …

What is Bibliotherapy?

the use of books as therapy in the treatment of mental or psychological disorders.

“consider that many of us have engaged in a type of bibliotherapy for most of our lives while reading books, by empathizing or identifying with characters or gaining factual information about our problems, or when we’ve written to express ourselves, by composing letters, journal entries, or stories. Reading for pleasure, with no motive to heal, can be deeply therapeutic for many.” Social Work Today

 

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