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Five Books for Mental Health Awareness Week

Five Books for Mental Health Awareness Week

 |  Author Life

This week is mental health awareness week, a critical time for those of us with a platform to raise awareness of different mental health disorders, destigmatise the myths surrounding them, and encourage people to look after themselves and those around them.

At Pegasus Publishers, we are proud to say that we have never shied away from publishing self-help books, and tell-all memoirs from brave souls who want to share their experiences with mental illness in the most raw way they can.

Today, we wanted to point you towards five books that might speak to those who are struggling, or wish to help those they love.

Geoff Gibson- “A Year Without Beer”

Commencing with the rather difficult subject of addiction and the immense task of trying to change one’s ways, we have Geoff Gibson’s “A Year Without Beer”. Written in real time over a three-year period, this is the journey of failure, heartache, hope and hard work into a seemingly impossible goal of achieving three hundred and sixty-five days of sobriety in order to get a life back.

Light-hearted and funny at times but with an undeniably important message about overcoming the vice-grip of addiction and navigating life beyond it, Geoff Gibson has crafted a beautiful memoir that will resonate with many.

You can find the book here. 

Jessica Storm- “Life Behind the Mask”

In a memoir that truly chronicles a woman’s journey through hell and back, Jessica Storm puts her unfiltered story in the spotlight for all to see. After her husband developed paranoid schizophrenia from a car accident, a year of misery, attempted murder and a suicide followed. Life did not let up here, and the author was forced to deal with an abusive second husband, and an illness that stole her career.

This book tells the story of a woman facing insurmountable odds, and communicates to the highest degree her will to overcome years of fear and torment.

You can find the book here. 

Aaron Brokenshire- “How Good Could You Be?”

Aaron Brokenshire is a renowned gym owner and personal coach. In this deeply motivating memoir, follow Aaron’s journey through a heart condition, and navigating fear, depression, anxiety, insomnia and trauma until he eventually uncovers a life infinitely richer and more fulfilling than he ever thought possible.

With this book, Aaron seeks to inspire readers to become the best versions of themselves, and finding the strength within to overcome.

You can find the book here. 

Tom Wilkins- "Compression of Depression"

Author Tom Wilkins explores and reflects on his experiences with depression in this book, offering help and advice to those who may be walking the same path.

In an age where social media dominates most of our lives and unfavourable comparisons to others' ‘perfect' post-worthy lives can negatively impact our sense of worth, Tom explores the reasons behind his struggles and offers guidance to those fighting depression, as well as their families and friends, as he encourages us all not to suffer in silence.

You can find the book here. 

Jacqueline H. Becker PHD- “Dying to Live: Love Stories”

From the mind of psychologist Jacuqeline Becker comes a memoir that blurs the lines between academia and literature. In this brave book, Jacqueline morphs her demons into tools for her own gain, treating the pain, abuse and betrayal that she has gone through as means for growth and life anew.

Unrelenting fights for her resurrections reinforce your commitment to do the same; live richly, deeply, and true to your Self. Spirit, somehow, seems to talk directly to us through these stories.
In “Dying To Live: Love Stories” the positive value of suffering is raised to its highest level.

You can find the book here. 



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