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Mental Health and Wellness at Nobles: Non-Fiction

Find resources to promote wellness and mental health, especially for the Noble and Greenough School community. Your suggested additions, improvements and changes are always welcome.

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"How Anxiety Disorders 'Trick' Us" by David Carbonell, Ph.D. (2019)

Carbonell addresses how chronic anxiety sufferers deal counter-productively with their disorder by struggling against it. Instead, he suggests, it's more effective to defuse it with "accepting responses." 

"Exercise for Mental Health" by Ashish Sharma, M.D., Vishal Madaan, M.D. and Frederick D. Petty, M.D., Ph.D. (2006). 

This scholarly article examines the mental health benefits of exercise, and how lifestyle modifications can improve quality of life by enhancing sleep, energy levels, fitness and decreasing symptoms of mood disorders.


TheBigDisconnectThe Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age ​
by Catherine Steiner-Adair
ISBN: 9780062082435
Publication date: Aug. 12, 2014
Clinical psychologist Dr. Steiner-Adair examines the growing digital impact on family dynamics, and offers advice on setting boundaries and maintaining meaningful interactions with each other. 


Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
By Susan Cain
ISBN: 9780307352156
​Publication date: Jan. 29, 2013
Cain documents the true stories of introverts: from cultural differences between racial and ethnic groups, to how Americans forge ahead in business. Most importantly, she sheds light on how to improve personal and working relationships between introverts and extroverts, and the majority of us who are a bit of each.

Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success
By Carol Dweck
ISBN: 9780345472328
​Publication date: Dec. 26, 2007

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck boils down decades of research on achievement and success to one main idea: growth mindset. This positive psychology focuses on motivation and fulfillment at school, at work, and in our personal relationships.
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
By Lisa Damour
ISBN: 9780399180057
​Publication date: Feb. 12, 2019
The author of the acclaimed
Untangled, about the transition of teen girls to adulthood, clinical psychologist Dr. Damour now writes about the growing crisis of rapidly increasing anxiety in girls. She addresses the surprising benefits of stress, as well as the tensions of home, school and on social media.
Self Compassion:  The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
​By Dr. Kristin Neff
ISBN: 9780061733529
​Publication date: Jun. 23, 2015

Dr. Kristin Neff's research suggests that self-compassion leads us to live healthier, more productive, happier lives. Many of us extend compassion to those we care about while withholding it from ourselves, leading to anxiety, depression, and feelings of incompetence. Instead, we can reach our potential by extending the kindness to ourselves we usually reserve for others. 

by Daniel Siegel
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ISBN: 9781585429356
​Publication date: Jan. 7, 2014

Neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel addresses the myriad and wild ways in which the adolescent brain changes between the ages of 12–24. By working together, Siegel says, parents and teens can cooperate to better understand the brain science and better connect with each other.

Disclaimer: This guide provides information for the Nobles community about where to go and who to talk to for support, and our counselors are always happy to help. That said, as with anything health-related, we urge you to seek professional advice. Some of the resources (books, multimedia, facts) may be triggering for individuals in the community. For assistance and advice, please reach out to a mental health professional.