Scroll down for my top mental health recommendations on books, podcasts, apps, articles, videos, self-care tools and more.

Crisis Hotlines:

Crisis Line of Hawaii: 808-832-3100 or from outer islands call toll free 1-800-753-6879

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988, or call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Crisis Text Line: or text HOME to 741741

Domestic Violence Action Center:

Suggested Books:

Brene Brown


Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Viktor Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning

Body Image and weight - Linda Bacon

Health at Every Size

Susan Cain

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Relationship with food - Tribole & Resch

Intuitive Eating

On Love - Sue Johnson

Hold Me Tight

On Managing Clutter - Marie Kondo

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Inspirational Videos:

TED Talk on changing your story - Lori Gottlieb

How Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life

TED Talk on living a meaningful life - Emily Esfahani

There’s More to Life than Being Happy

TED Talk from Brene Brown

The Power of Vulnerability

Podcasts to Follow:

Unlocking Us Podcast

By Brene Brown

woman smiling

Buddhist teachings

With Tara Brach

Dear Therapists

With Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

Self Care Tools:

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Practice with mindfulness and compassion meditations from UC San Diego

Passion Planner

Get planning and start with some free PDFs from Passion Planner

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for bedtime? Yes please!

Good Days Start with Gratitude

Begin and end with gratitude

Mindful parenting tips from HeadSpace

Article, video and app

Use technology intentionally - Christine Carter

Don’t Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

Helpful Apps:

Meditation app for children

By Stop, Breath & Think

My Life Meditation

By Stop, Breath & Think

Change your habits


Decrease your urge to self-harm with this DBT inspired app

Apple Apps, Calm Harm


Headspace is a paid app but offers great guided meditations

Virtual Hope Box

An accessory to treatment to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking


Relax with coloring games

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