Many of us live in a state of constant stress with demands coming from both our personal and professional lives. Now, more than ever, it is important for us to take care of ourselves and each other.  That's why the team of EBSCO eBooks Collection Development Librarians have put together a list of books to help you and the college students in your lives slow down, de-stress, and reset.

1. Frazzlebrain: Break Free from Anxiety, Anger, and Stress Using Advanced Discoveries in Neuropsychology

By Gina Simmons Schneider 
Published by Central Recovery Press (Lightning Source), 2022 
Available as DRM-Free 

Frazzled – the word says it all. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and in a state of constant stress from the demands of daily life, this book offers some tools that can help. Packed with case studies and useful exercises, Frazzlebrain can help you break free from negative emotions and achieve the calmer, happier lifestyle you desire.

2. The Student Wellbeing Toolkit: Preparing for Life at College, University and Beyond

By Camila Devis-Rozental 
Published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2023 

This book focuses on six main areas of wellbeing for college students: physical, socio-emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and financial. Written in a relatable straightforward way and packed with evidence-based strategies, this title is sure to help students, and those who work with students, navigate the often-rough waters of college life.

3. Make Work Healthy: Create a Sustainable Organization with High-Performing Employees

By John S. Ryan and Michael J. Burchell 
Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2023 

Healthier people create healthier organizations. That is the central theme of this book – employee health and organizational health are interrelated. The authors offer research-based frameworks and methodologies to help businesses cultivate a sustainable and healthy workplace for both employees and the bottom line.

4. You Take Care: Lessons in Looking After Yourself – For Every Body

By Laura Henshaw and Steph Claire Smith 
Published by Allen & Unwin, 2023 

Reading this book is like sitting down and having a deep, soulful conversation with your best friends. It’s packed with life lessons on everything from happiness to finances to relationships. Though geared toward those navigating their twenties and thirties, all adults are sure to find something useful here.

5. Dear Students: 10 Letters to Empower and Transform Your Higher Education Journey

By Meredith Madden 
Published by Peter Lang, 2023 Available as DRM-Free 

Ever wish you could write a letter to your younger self filled with advice of what you know now that you wish you knew then? In this book, Meredith Madden does just that. Using a narrative format, Madden offers college students advice on everything from building relationships with faculty to getting over the fear of public speaking. This is a useful book for all college students but will especially appeal to marginalized and first-generation students.

6. Take Your Own Advice: Learn to Trust Your Inner Voice and Start Helping Yourself

By Jeffrey Marsh 
Published by TarcherPerigee (Penguin Random House), 2023 

Are you always taking care of the needs of everyone in your life while neglecting your own? If so, this book is for you! In this very personal guide, Marsh uses examples from their own life as a LGBTQ+ activist and advocate to offer practical tips to help you prioritize yourself and your needs.

7. Quick Confidence: Be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself

By Selena Rezvani 
Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2023 

In this book, author Selena Rezvani offers concrete, actionable steps for overcoming the nine most common obstacles to building authentic confidence. Backed by the latest science, Rezvani outlines specific confidence building exercises that can be used to transform the way we think, act, and move in the world.

8. Perspectives on Stress and Wellness Management in Times of Crisis

By Rohit Bansal 
Published by Information Science Reference (IGI Global), 2023 
Available as DRM-Free 

This academic title offers the latest research and trends in stress and wellness management, specifically in times of crisis. By applying new approaches to coping during times of high stress, we can become more resilient and learn to thrive. 

9. Community College Student Mental Health: Faculty Experiences and Institutional Actions

By Amanda Latz 
Published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2023 

Geared toward community college leaders, this book takes a close look at the state of mental health among today’s community college students. An examination of the current state of student mental health and its impacts on student success and persistence is offered followed by recommendations for what community college leaders can do to better support their students.

10. Get Fit Where You Sit: A Guide to the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Method

By Lakshmi Voelker and Liz Oppedijk 
Published by Shambhala (Penguin Random House), 2023 

Explore the many health benefits of yoga in this accessible, fully illustrated guide. A complete yoga program of poses, breathing exercises, and meditation is included in this practical yoga program that is designed for every body.

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