Hello, I'm Lucy!
I think that literature is an incredibly useful tool to support good mental health. I have Asperger's/ASD, which has its advantages but also a less-than-pretty side too. I've also used this blog to help my journey away from anxiety and PTSD.
You can also check out LitTherapy, a bibliotherapy recommendation site I set up to help you find the right books for you.
Here are a few (boring) points about my website:
- All ideas on my blog are my own. Please get in touch if you want to use some of them, and I may well say yes!
- I use Amazon affiliate links to books. This is not necessarily for my financial gain (it only leads to a few pence, I assure you). Rather, I find it useful to be able to easily find out more about a book, where to buy it, how much it is, and what it's rated on popular websites.
- I do not encourage reading over therapy or medication, and nor am I a clinician. I've personally found literature to be a great way to complement my therapy and self-care, but by no means do I think that it should be used alone when dealing with severe problems. More about this here.