Mental Health Tips

by Kelly J Bawden MS LMFT

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781504344760
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781504344777
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781504344784

About the Book

Mental Health Tips is a book full of tools and strategies to help you improve your life. Using healthy coping tools can mean the difference between a stressful drama-filled life and a life of joy and gratitude. When our mental health is off balance other areas of our life can also become off balance without us even realizing it. This book will give you tools to: • Decrease stress and anger • Stop emotional eating • Stop emotional spending • Stop self-destructive behavior patterns • Change your negative thinking patterns • Understand grief and loss • Improve your communication • Understand and regulate your emotions • Have healthier relationships with yourself and others • Get in charge of your life Mental Health Tips is a fast paced book full of tools to improve your life. The stories are personal stories from Kelly about overcoming her own battle after her son passed away from a fatal car accident as well as stories of other people that use these tips to overcome their struggles. When your mental health improves your overall life will improve.

About the Author

Kelly Bawden has had a love of psychology and the mental health field since she was a young child. Her friends and family always knew she would be a therapist someday. She struggled in school most of her life and gave up the dream of psychology in her early 20’s. She began raising her children and this was her main focus. In 1997 at age 37 her desire to be in the psychology field took over and she began the journey of school and working with teenagers in crisis. She loved what she was doing and worked hard to finish school. Her dream of being a therapist happened she was working, spending time with her kids and grand kids and life was good. In 2008 her 26 year old son passed away in a car accident and her world shattered. She was functioning and existing but she was not living. There are times from 2009 to 2011 that were a blur because she was running on auto-pilot just to make it through the day. Her only goal was to get to bed at night and sleep she was sleeping much of the time. Eventually she lost her job, endured 5 more deaths in the family and felt lost. The mental health tips in this book are tips that she used and have helped her clients use for years. Now it was her time to put her feet to the fire and do the work that she had helped others do. “Not as easy as I have made it seem” she would say which would piss her off even more. This is her journey and how she learned to live in spite of the loss that affects her life every day. Mental health matters and these mental health tips work.