The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness

The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness

The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness

This handy pocket-sized guide presents 26 proven strategies that help those recovering from mental illness sustain their recovery. From “Accept your illness – it’s not your fault” to “Zero in on taking care of yourself every single day”, it’s packed with practical suggestions for anyone striving to sustain good mental health.

The author, Carol Kivler, was brought to her knees four times by “The Beast” – clinical depression. After her fourth episode she began exploring non-medical strategies for preventing relapse:

“Journaling provided an outlet for getting things out of my head and onto paper. Quieting my mind throughout the day eased my racing thoughts. Scheduling activities on my calendar gave me something to look forward to. Recognizing how to ‘be’ instead of ‘do’ brought a sense of relief to my harried world.”

It’s been 12+ years since Carol’s last episode of depression. She credits the strategies in this book with helping her, and many others that she’s shared them with, to sustain recovery and live a productive and fulfilling life.

The book is sized so that it can be easily carried with you throughout the day, offering help as it’s needed. While small in stature, each of the 26 strategies offers evocative insight into non-medical options that work.

List Price: $ 4.95

Price: $ 4.95


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  1. Karen said,

    Wrote on March 20, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    A Wellness Guide for Everyone, December 27, 2011
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    Karen

    This review is from: The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness (Paperback)

    The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness is a very valuable compilation of non-medical approaches to sustaining good mental health. But really, it’s a wellness guide for everyone,presented in a wonderful, convenient mini-book size. This is a book to buy in bulk and give to friends and family members who can benefit from Carol Kivler’s strategies and proven techniques.

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  2. Teresa said,

    Wrote on March 20, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    A Very Handy Guide, December 27, 2011
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    Teresa (Michigan, USA) –

    This review is from: The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness (Paperback)

    Don’t let its small size fool you – this little gem is a powerhouse. It’s packed with helpful information for anyone striving to smooth out the ups and downs of everyday life, as well as for those recovering from mental illness. I’ve been using some of these techniques off and on for years, so I know firsthand that they’re effective in helping to maintain a healthy mindset, but there are many others I’ve never considered and look forward to exploring. I’m going to recommend this book to friends who struggle to maintain an even keel in the midst of their too-busy lives – just about everyone I know!

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  3. wheresellen said,

    Wrote on March 20, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Like a New Best Friend, February 15, 2012
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    This review is from: The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness (Paperback)

    This purse size booklet is a life saver! At times when we feel
    anxious you just open a page and it speaks to you! There are so many reminders that help keep us on track. The way it is written you can tell the author has really “been there” herself and it feels like she is speaking to you personally!!

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