Bibliotherapy: Anxiety and Depression!

July 15, 2021

It’s incredible how much our life has changed over the last year, it hasn't been easy. Life is more challenging for everyone, especially those who are struggling with depression and anxiety. It's essential to process our own pain, and try to understand the pain of others.

Bibliotherapy generally refers to the use of literature to help people cope with emotional problems, mental illness, anxiety, depression and other conditions by providing information, support, and guidance. 

Check out this reading list and find some stories that remind us we're not alone. There's always a way out!

1 Deep Six Your Depression

Deep Six Your Depression

JD Clark | Self-Improvement


DEEP SIX YOUR DEPRESSION: A Guide On How To Conquer Depression. Learn to Identify and Fight DepressionAvoiding DepressionDepression is a serious illness that can affect the work power, family and social life of a person. This is why we don’t have to ignore it and hide it. It is important to know the symptoms, the causes and what possibilities we have to prevent it. Each one of us had at some point a depressing sad moment. Depression is a normal human reaction associated with a loss, with the tumult of everyday life or with an agitated sentimental life. Sometimes the sadness sensation passes but sometimes it doesn’t, it becomes more persistent and it can conduct to nervous breakdowns. The diseases of the nervous system are very serious and that is why it is important not to pass them by

2 I am not ok, you are not ok, PERIOD

I am not ok, you are not ok, PERIOD

Thomas Steven | Fiction


A read of a mental-depressed person talking to their therapist on how they see the world around them through their mental illness.

3 Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Jyotsna Lal | Humor


PHOTOGRAPHS CONVEY MANY EMOTIONS Some may find HUMOR IN PICTURES others may find the same sad or depressing . Everyone has a different viewpoint. These camera shots may transfer some positive thoughts. Some jokes and cartoons may make the reader laugh . Download this book to tickle your funny bone.

4 Top 11 Depression Therapies to Get Rid of Your Depressive Disorder Today

Top 11 Depression Therapies to Get Rid of Your Depressive Disorder Today

Delarno | Health


Discover 11 simple depression therapies to help you get rid of your depressive disorder today without any major side effects.

5 A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and Natural Treatment for Whole Body Wellness

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and Natural Treatment for Whole Body Wellness

Deniz Yalım | Health


Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.Learn about depression symptoms, warning signs, and causes, plus what you can do to feel better. Exercise, mind-body therapies, and herbal supplements all have the power to treat depression. Find out if it's right for you.Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 people starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what people really need can’t be found at a pharmacy.If you struggle with depression (or anxiety), you’ll find this book dispels common myths, and gives you the knowledge you need to truly heal.

6 Laughter 101

Laughter 101

Ekekere Samuel Ufot | Humor


This is a must read, especially for the everyday down-cast and depressed person. This book propels you to discover that laughing grin that you once had. It reveals, the benefits that results from developing a happy laughing life and stirs you into a renewed self discovery that will shoot you to top of life's challenges.

7 Being Positive in a Negative World: Weekly Tablets of Inspiration

Being Positive in a Negative World: Weekly Tablets of Inspiration

Sy Tshabalala | Self-Improvement


Our mind just like our body needs tablets in order to deal with the negative and destructive virus of depression, pain, discouragement and hopelessness. So, in order to strengthen our mental immune system, we need from time to time to take tablets of inspiration.

8 Depression and Anxiety in Christians

Depression and Anxiety in Christians

Dr. Scott Rosenthal | Self-Improvement


Isn't it time you stop blaming yourself for experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety? Sometimes leaders and members of the church can add to the guilt you feel by citing a lack of faith or sin as the primary cause. This is far from the truth. Your problems likely having surfaced due to a complex combination of spiritual, psychological, but mostly biological/physiological symptoms. As a professional christian mental health counselor, I have seen hundreds of individual gain victory over these challenging symptoms. Plus, I have personally experienced victory over Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety through applying biblical solutions and receiving wise, professional care. In this book you will find a step-by-step easy method for expediting a speedy recovery.

9 Get Out of Depression, Discover the Ways to a Happy Life - Natural Remedies for Depression

Get Out of Depression, Discover the Ways to a Happy Life - Natural Remedies for Depression

Esther Monica | Health


Discover how to completely eliminate depression naturally with this easy, step by step method that helped me love and enjoy life again and turned my life around in matter of weeks. Here are some of the strategies you’ll discover: • Discover the exact tools and strategies to completely eliminate depression. • Find out how to cure depression naturally without having to take any antidepressants. • Discover the mental and emotional workout you need to learn to stop depression. • Find out what exercise work and why they work. • Discover what home and natural remedies you can use to cure depression. • Discover how diet has an effect on depression. • Identify depression in your child or loved ones.3 Free Affirmation Audios

10 Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

Christine Stromberg | Poetry


A selection of poems written by the author during times of depression and anxiety. It has been compiled in response to the Time To Talk movement, led by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in an effort to educate people about mental health.

11 Standing In My Own Shadow

Standing In My Own Shadow

Barry Daniels | Psychology


This book was born from my attempts to explain to my wife what it is like to suffer from depression. She has tried hard to understand, but I find it impossible to explain. If you are a fellow sufferer, you'd understand. If you are a friend or a family member of someone who suffers from depression, perhaps this book can help. It is about the day to day struggle to hold down a job and to raise a family. My rags to riches career is in here too, but if you find it boring, skip it or speed read; I won’t be offended. Sufferer or concerned observer, I hope that it may bring a measure of peace.

12 Shades of Pain

Shades of Pain

MEA Sattosh | Psychology


A book about self-isolation, solitude and being withdrawn. A book about escapism. A book that suggests a sure fun way to navigate out from inside all that depression emerging triumphal and at peace with the world.

13 Journey Untold My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness

Journey Untold My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness

Yassin S. Hall and Loán C. Sewer | Youth


Journey Untold will make you laugh, make you cry, and most importantly spark a conversation about how people can cope with life’s challenges. Do you need motivation? Dealing with mental illness, depression, sexual assault, domestic abuse, divorce and life struggles, be inspired to keep on going and becoming a success.

14 The Mastery of Change (Free Version)

The Mastery of Change (Free Version)

Sean O'Donoghue Morgan | Self-Improvement


I’m Sean Morgan and my mission in life is to give hope to people who are looking for it. I've spent years discovering the most effective methods for self-transformation and empowerment from ancient eastern traditions to modern western research. I had to go on this journey due to intense mental, emotional, and physical illness. Now I’m sharing the most powerful insights and practices to provide guidance to those suffering with any or all of the following: low energy, low motivation, physical illness, anxiety, depression, and financial scarcity.

15 The Love Recipe

The Love Recipe

Gladys Cheow | Food/Recipes


This eBook is designed to: 1) help you impress your loved ones with the amazing ultimate tasty meal and open new possibilities in deepening your relationship with them. 2) Inspire you to achieve your ideal weight, attract more love and health into you life.3) Enable you to overcome eating disorder, fight anxiety and beat depression with a good selection of food intake.

16 Older Adults and Depression

Older Adults and Depression

National Institute of Mental Health | Health


An excellent resource on the effects of depression for older adults from the National Institute of Mental Health.

17 The Anatomy of Melancholy

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton | Medical (Academic)



18 Women and Depression: Discovering Hope

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope

National Institute of Mental Health | Medical (Academic)


A booklet that describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

19 When the Light Goes Out at the End of the Tunnel Depression the Silent Killer

When the Light Goes Out at the End of the Tunnel Depression the Silent Killer

Terry Clark | Self-Improvement


Learn the true cause of depression and how to get the help you need, before it kills you from the inside. If you (or someone you love) are suffering with depression -- you need to know the symptoms and the root of the problem; First!... And how to put an end to the depression that is controlling your life. Knowledge gives you power - Once you know the true cause of your depression you will have what you need to begin the journey to living a life free of depression.

20 Hope


Mada El-Horr | General Non Fiction


Through the life of a depressed teenage girl , see the challenges that society opposes upon her along with the lies of an irritating reporter and a love story between her and an engaged boy!

21 The Secrets of Meditation

The Secrets of Meditation

BPK | Body & Spirit


Think about meditation as an exercise for your brain. It can be used the same way, especially when it comes to alleviating stress, anxiety and mild depression. Meditation is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body. At catch all to prevent or cure some mental conditions.

22 Depression: A Misunderstood Disease

Depression: A Misunderstood Disease

Stephanie Mallet | Health


The first step is discovering if you do suffer from depression. The next step is understanding what depression is all about and how to deal with it. Most information about depression is written in technical terms and unless you are a trained therapist you will need a medical dictionary to decipher the content. What's really needed is a guide that is easy to read and understand. That's where "Depression: A Misunderstood Disease" comes in. It is unlike anything else out there that discusses depression. It is easy to digest and understand. But most importantly it gives you answers!

23 Slayer's Awakening

Slayer's Awakening

H. L. Nguyen | Youth


What if I told you that there is a cure for most mental disorders? Think about it-- a world without depression, phobias, bipolar, or any other disorders. However, the answer lies within the hands of a thirteen-year-old boy and his missing grandfather. An admirer of the written word, Traveler Sands spends his days living in the moments of his books. However, he later discovers that his strong imagination would be the secret to saving two worlds. One day, he uncovers a magical mirror that sends him to a medieval-like world, a world that is devastated by war and greed. Traveler learns about the evil elder and his plans to amass his army by producing powerful creatures to crush the resistance. The key to the evil elder’s strategy is the creation of mental disorders in the various minds of...

24 Overcoming OCD & Depression:  My Personal Journey and Recovery

Overcoming OCD & Depression: My Personal Journey and Recovery

David B. White | Self-Improvement


The pages of this book hold valuable information and research that will help many suffering with OCD or Depression. Learn first-hand of White's own trials and tribulations so that you can be comforted to know that you too can conquer OCD once and for all. This is his story, documented in this book;learn how to control this disease with great foods to eat and supplements you can take and what exercise does to the brain to curb anxiety.

25 Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal Ideation

Hannah Orion | Body & Spirit


Understanding depression for the victim, family and friends

26 Cure Chronic Anxiety & Depression

Cure Chronic Anxiety & Depression

Sarah Shikitao-Brown | Free Previews


There\'s a very easy way to figure out if you have Chronic Anxiety & Depression. If you think you might, then you probably do! Over-simplified? Let\'s think about it. Are people that don\'t, sitting around wondering if they do? Of course not. They obviously don\'t have the classic high highs & low lows, or it would be effecting their lives & they would be trying to figure it out just like you are now.

27 Positive Parenting: Make Your Children Winners

Positive Parenting: Make Your Children Winners

B. K. Narayan | Parenting/Children


Download this FREE e-Book, and discover some smart and easy ways to help your child build his/her self-confidence, excel in school, and achieve maximum success while being protected from stress, depression, and root causes for failure. Download it now!

28 An Amateur's Guide to Spirituality

An Amateur's Guide to Spirituality

Ella Roberts | Body & Spirit


So you have been into Spirituality for a while now, but instead of doing something about it, you have been scratching your head, wondering where to start and what to do, who to go to, or indeed what lies out there. Well, lucky for you there is Ella, the not so best-selling, non award-winning author of The Run: London’s Secret. She was once in the same boat as you, and knows what it feels like to be lost and weird (some say that she still is). A devoted spiritual practitioner since the age of 15, Ella knows what she is talking about when it comes to what works, and uses her experiences to help others deal with depression, low self-esteem, selecting the wrong men, and never finding the right job. An Amateur’s Guide to Spirituality is a fresh take on an ancient practice, with tips on how to balance your chakras just by accessorizing, healing a broken heart by singing love songs to yourself, and curing your mindset of the Beauty and the Beast Syndrome (if you have it of course). Learn how to incorporate growth into your home, work, and relationships while having fun everyday of your life. Spirituality is no longer just sitting in a darkened room drowning in candles and sniffing incense; it has been brought into the 21st Century and de-mystified for everyone!

29 Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

I Feel Good Magazine | Self-Improvement


Anxiety is a state of mind. You allow your mind to think those types of thoughts, and then you begin to panic about something that you believe to be happening in your mind; but that is really not taking place. You do not care whether that is true, however. You remain scared and fearful; and are hardly able to gain control of your bearings.

30 How to Eliminate Stress And Anxiety From Your Life

How to Eliminate Stress And Anxiety From Your Life

Ethan Chong | Health


This 77 page eBook contains detailed and practical strategies that you can use to manage stress and anxiety effectively. By downloading this eBook, you will get a combination of expert advice from psychologists, educators, and people who suffer from excessive stress and anxiety. There's absolutely no reason why you have to suffer anymore. I am giving you the cure NOW!

31 How to Get Rid of Anxiety Attacks

How to Get Rid of Anxiety Attacks

Thomas Bredman | Health


Download this FREE 15-page eBook, and discover simple yet useful tips for ridding yourself of anxiety attacks. Download it now!

32 Getting to Know Anxiety - A Self-Help Guide

Getting to Know Anxiety - A Self-Help Guide

Stephanie | Health


Download this FREE eBook that explains how anxiety can play a significant role when your heart starts to pound; and you begin to feel dizzy or faint; or experience shortness of breath; feel tingling or numbness in your hands and feet; or begin to feel pressure in your chest, thinking that you may be dying or having a heart attack at the least; and may even think that you are going crazy--but you are not. Download it today!

33 Your Anxious Brain: Freedom From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Your Anxious Brain: Freedom From Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Rich Presta | Psychology


How cutting-edge science is changing our understanding of anxiety and panic attacks; and revealing how they can be treated more effectively and faster than ever before. FREE, and ready for download now!

34 I'm Okay, Life's Okay

I'm Okay, Life's Okay

Lisa Steingold | Self-Improvement


I'm OKAY, Life's OKAY is a guide for finally letting go of stress and anxiety and learning to relax into life. So often we feel we're getting life right or wrong and feel we're making mistakes and failing when really it's just all one game where we get to decide how to play. The book is designed to facilitate letting go of thinking that keeps us stuck and open to new possibilities. It's a must read if you're tired of fighting with life, feel like you're failing or are in need of a new "tune".