Mental Health Resources

Check out some of our favorite books, worksheets, websites and more!

Books

Trauma Recovery
 
  • It Didn't Start With You by Mark Wolynn
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Dessel Van Der Kolk, MD
  • Walking the Tiger by Adam Levine
  • The Journey from Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson
  • Recovery of Your Inner Child by Capacchione, PhD
  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
 
  • The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb
  • Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression by J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians by Jeff Riggenbach
  • Emotional Resilience by Dr. Harry Barry
  • That's Mental by Amanda Rosenberg
Anxiety
 
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Dr. Edmund J. Bourne
  • When Panic Attacks by David Burns
  • Better Than Perfect by Elizabeth Lombardo
  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by Forsyth and Eifert
Self Esteem and General Self-Help
 
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  • 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem by Janetti Marotta
  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • The Four Agreements by Don Minguel Ruiz
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Worksheets

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a form of psychological treatment that, according to the APA, “has been effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness” (APA). The goal of CBT for an individual is to retrain their thought processes and their thinking patterns in order to develop greater emotional regulation, greater control over their behaviors, and healthier coping mechanisms. This therapy can be highly effective for individuals who cannot access formal therapy, as it provides individuals with worksheets and resources that they can utilize on their own time.

Here are some fantastic websites with free CBT worksheets: 

CBT Workbooks (some of which are available in free PDFs online): 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond by Beck, J.S.

  • The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians by Riggenbach, J.

  • The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program by William J Knaus

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Stress Reduction and Grounding Techniques

The Rise Center’s Website: https://risecenter.ucla.edu/virtual-library 

  • Their holistic healing library is full of resources including meditation videos, mindful eating resources, and handouts and worksheets for a variety of mental health issues.

  • They offer a number of community-specific healing programs such as resources in support of students with children, healing for black bruins, trauma informed yoga, etc.

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/  

  • Mindfulness meditations and retreats which are often free for students.

  • Recorded meditations

  • Free MAP’s 1 mindfulness training for UCLA students 

     

Art Therapy: 

  • @UCLAHART on Instagram 

  • Youtube channels such as Thirsty for Art and LifeSEER Creative Conscious

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