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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Nurturing Minds: Books for Anxiety during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week, observed from 15th to 21st May 2023, is an essential opportunity to destigmatize mental health issues and promote well-being. This year, we are focusing on anxiety, a common mental health concern experienced by people of all ages. At Books2Door, we believe in the power of books to educate, empower, and provide solace. In this blog post, we present a curated selection of books that can help children, teens, and adults better understand and cope with anxiety.

Books for Young Children:

Tom Pervical book set. features the books Meesha makes friends, Perfectly Norman, Ravi's Roar, Milo's Monster, Roby's worry and Tilda tries again.

Perfectly Norman, Ruby’s Worry, Ravi's Roar, Meesha Makes Friends, Tilda Tries Again, and Milo's Monster form the A Big Bright Feelings Collection, a set of beautifully illustrated and heartwarming stories. These books sensitively address emotions and anxiety experienced by young children, teaching them valuable lessons about self-acceptance, coping strategies, and the power of friendship. Perfect for children aged 3-5 years old, grab your copy of all of these books in one bundle with our A Big Bright Feelings 6 book collection

Books for Older Children:

Mindful kids collection activity books

The Mindful Kids 6 Books Activity Box Set is an excellent resource for older children. Each book focuses on a specific theme, including No Worries!, Hello Happy!, Be Brave!, Be Kind!, Be Green!, and Stay Strong! Through engaging activities, these books help children develop mindfulness techniques, promote self-care, and build resilience, enabling them to navigate anxiety in a positive and empowered way.

Fiction books for Teens and Adults:

Kathleen Glasgow three book colllection

Girl in Pieces is a powerful and deeply emotional novel that explores the journey of a teenager struggling with self-harm and anxiety. This raw and compassionate portrayal tackles themes of trauma, healing, and the importance of finding support. Glasgow's poignant writing and authentic characters make this book a compelling read for older teens and adults, shedding light on the realities of anxiety and offering hope for recovery. Make sure you grab our Kathleen Glasgow 3 Books Set Collection while stock lasts. 

The Sad Ghost Club Graphic Novel Volume 1 is a heartfelt and uplifting story that touches on anxiety and loneliness. Through beautifully illustrated panels, readers are introduced to a group of endearing characters who navigate the complexities of mental health together. This graphic novel portrays anxiety with sensitivity and promotes self-acceptance, showing readers that they are not alone in their struggles. 

Non-Fiction books for Teens and Adults:

No F*cks to give book set by Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight's books, including The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, Calm the F**k Down, and F**k No!, provide a refreshing and humorous take on self-help and personal growth. Knight's straightforward approach and practical advice empower readers to manage anxiety, set boundaries, and prioritize self-care. These books offer valuable tools for those seeking a no-nonsense guide to navigating life's challenges and finding peace of mind. Get all of these books in our No F*cks Given 5 book collection here at Books2Door. 

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity to shine a light on anxiety, a common concern affecting individuals of all ages. Books can serve as valuable resources for understanding, managing, and overcoming anxiety. The curated selection of books presented in this blog post, ranging from picture books to novels and non-fiction, offers a diverse range of perspectives and tools for different age groups. At Books2Door, we are committed to promoting mental well-being and providing resources to support those affected by anxiety. During Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, let us foster empathy, understanding, and resilience through the power of books. For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week, check out Mental Health Foundation’s website

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