This week's reads

Each week we pick top read books from our library collection to recommend to you.

For a list of previous recommended reads search #hivespotlight and #hivewhywelove hashtags.

World Mental Health Day may be over but the problems people face still continue. We've highlighted some books that will support those dealing with mental health issues from our Books on Prescription and Shelf Help ranges.

All of these fantastic books are available from The Hive.

Can I catch it like a cold? By Joe Weissmann

For children who have to cope with adult-sized problems. Young Alex’s father had been a policeman until he began to suffer from depression, perhaps the most common mental health issue we face. Alex’s questions are those that are often asked by the children of parents who have depression: is the parent simply lazy? Does he no longer care? And is it something I can catch, like a cold? In simple, straightforward language, the book explains what depression is and how it is treated.

 

 

 

Defeating Depression by Roslyn Law

This ground-breaking new self-help book is based on interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), a therapeutic approach being adopted by the government's nationwide Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy. 

    

 

 

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. She soon finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease. Her short-term memory may be hanging on by a couple of frayed threads, but she is still Alice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I tell you about dementia?: a guide for family, friends and carers

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour.