Mental Health Book: 'Lost Connections' by Johann Hari
Top Recommended Mental Health Reads
Across HappiMe social media this week, we will be sharing some of our top mental health reads!
We will include celebrity stories, an exploration of depression and low mood, books on overcoming adversity, among other great works.
Firstly, we wanted to share a personal HappiMe favourite, ‘Lost Connections’ by Johann Hari.
Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true - and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. In fact, they are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today.
Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions - ones that work. It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today.
Check it out here.
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