How Can Bookshops Help People Struggling with Trauma or Suicidal Thoughts?

If you run a bookshop, chances are that some of your customers will be dealing with trauma or living with suicidal thoughts. All of us will know someone in that situation. Maybe it’s you, our reader. Here in the USA, we have an epidemic of darkness and despair. In 2020, there were around 1.2 million … Read more

Bibliotherapy for Schizophrenia: Books Shine When They Lift Us Out of Our Darkest Places

This is a piece on books as therapy for mental illness, plus a reading list relevant to schizophrenia. Put these on your reading list, or stock them in your bookshop.   Bibliotherapy, or “healthy reading,” refers to the use of books as therapy or for understanding and solving problems in our health and development. For … Read more