The Importance of Furthering our Knowledge

  • Sum of Life focuses entirely on Mental Health. The main goal here is to try to help put people in the right direction and for people to find the best help that they need. I focus a lot on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, however, other mental illnesses such as depression, body dysmorphia, etc. are discussed.
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Mental Health Books to Get Started With

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine:

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff:

The Coddling of the American Mind - Wikipedia

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation by Boon, S., Steele, K., & van der Hart, O.:

coping with trauma-related dissociation book cover

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by American Psychiatric Association:

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