Healing Books About Books Resources Contact Us Welcome to the Healing Books Project! The Healing Books Project is a recovery model initiative made possible with the support of Horizon’s Addictions and Mental Health Services. The project was created to bring resources in the form of self-help and therapeutic books to residents of New Brunswick struggling with mental illness, addiction, and/or other life challenges. The collection also has books for supporters, caregivers, and family members to help them deal with the many challenges they also face. The idea was brought forth by a client who greatly benefitted from reading self-help and therapeutic books while in treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Books can provide valuable insight and help you work through painful problems such as grief, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, and many other life challenges. Books can help you have a greater understanding of your situation and empower you with a message of hope and healing. The Healing Books Project includes books on: ADHD • Addictions – alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography • Alzheimer’s • Anger • Anxiety • Autism • Borderline Personality • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness • Dementia • Depression • Eating Disorders – bulimia, anorexia • Grief – death, divorce, suicide • 2SLGBTQ+ • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Parenting • Panic Attacks • Personal Growth – mindfulness, self-compassion, self-esteem • Phobias • Post-partum Depression • Relationships • Schizophrenia • Self-harm • Stress • Trauma – emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD To borrow a book from the Healing Books Project, visit any New Brunswick public library or look for titles in the catalogue marked with a purple butterfly. If you’re unable to visit a public library for any reason, you can borrow library materials through the Library Services by Mail. For information about this FREE service, call 1-888-759-3535 (toll-free). If you’d like brochures for distribution please contact Marla.Thompson@gnb.ca. The Healing Books Project is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of services by licensed health professionals. If you are seeking mental health services, please consult with a physician or mental health professional. For information on mental health services in your area, please visit our resources page. How books helped: A testimonial from the program founder “Reading self-help and therapeutic books helped normalize the distressing and agonizing symptoms I was experiencing living with a mental illness. I was no longer alone in my torment. Books were tools I could use between sessions with my psychologist to gain perspective and clarity in my muddled mind. My books became a place of solace for me, a place where I saw my story in words written by total strangers. They comforted me, encouraged me and gave me strength, they gave me words to explain what I was feeling. Books offered me a message of healing and recovery, and most of all they offered me HOPE!”~ LB The Healing Books Project is a recovery model initiative made possible through Horizon Addictions and Mental Health Services. We want to thank the New Brunswick Public Library Service for their collaboration and hard work in this endeavour. We would also like to thank MindCare New Brunswick for their generous support. The Healing Books Project collection includes self-help and therapeutic books to help you deal with mental health and life issues. The collection also has resources for supporters of people suffering with mental illness and/or addictions. To view a list of book titles, click on a topic below. A list of all book titles included in that category will open in a separate window. 2SLGBTQ+Celebrate who YOU are! Addictions ADHD Anger Anxiety:Panic Attacks – Phobias – Social Anxiety – Stress Autism / Asperger’s Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Chronic Pain – Chronic Illness Dementia Depression Eating Disorders – Body Image Grief: Death – Divorce – Relationships – suicide Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Parenting Personal Growth: Mindfulness – Self-esteem – Self-compassion Schizophrenia Self-harm Trauma: Abuse – Complex PTSD – Domestic Violence – PTSD – Sexual Assault – First Responders & Military The Healing Books Project Collection If you are feeling overwhelmed or in a crisis, please reach out for help. There is help available; there is HOPE! If this is an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest Emergency Department. If you’d like to talk to someone, call one of the following help lines: CHIMO is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all residents of New Brunswick. They can help by providing a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province. 1-800-667-5005 chimohelpline.ca The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to offer counselling and crisis intervention. 1-855-242-3310 hopeforwellness.ca/ Counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports accessible near you. Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and online counselling service for youth aged from five to 20. It is free, anonymous and confidential. Professional counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help young people deal with concerns large or small. 1-800-668-6868 kidshelpphone.ca Horizon’s Mobile Mental Health Crisis Services are groups of trained mental health social workers who provide timely and well-coordinated response to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who require assessment or intervention. Services are available in the following locations: Fredericton: 506-453-2132 Moncton: 1-866-771-7760 Saint John: 1-888-811-3664 Upper River Valley: 1-888-667-0444 If you would like to speak to someone about Horizon’s Addictions and/or Mental Health Services please contact: Fredericton: 506-453-2132 Grand Manan: 506-662-7023 Miramichi: 506-778-6111 Moncton: 506-856-2444 Perth Andover: 506-273-4701 St. George: 506-755-4044 St. Stephen: 506-466-7380 Saint John: 506-658-3737 Sussex: 506-432-2090 Woodstock: 506-325-4419 For a complete list of Horizon’s Addictions and Mental Health Services, click here. If you’d like brochures for distribution please contact Marla.Thompson@gnb.ca. Thank you for visiting our website. If you have questions or feedback on the Healing Books Project, please email Marla.Thompson@HorizonNB.ca.