Happy Thursday Savvy Readers! It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day here in Canada, and we’re taking this opportunity to share two books about mental health that have helped us through some tough times! We hope they find those who need them the most.
Did you know that in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with mental health or addiction? Throw in the fact that we’re all living in the middle of a global pandemic and you can bet that most Canadians have probably struggled with their mental health in the past year! Here at Team Savvy Reader, we’ve always appreciated the constant companionship of books, especially those that make us feel a little less alone.
In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day , we’re recommending two books about mental health that have helped us through some tough times.
Mark Henick was a teenager in Nova Scotia, he was overwhelmed by depression and anxiety that led to a series of increasingly dangerous suicide attempts. So-Called Normal is Henick’s memoir and it’s a vital and triumphant story of perseverance and recovery. This is an incredible book, and an inspiring read that reminds us, it does get better.
Our second recommendation goes out to all the fiction lovers! When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. But things are about to change. A magical read examining all the choices that go into a life well-lived, Matt Haig‘s The Midnight Library didn’t just enchant us, it helped us fall back in love with life all over again.
Take care of yourself Savvy Readers, and happy reading!