Welcome to Read to Restore: Leisure Books for Mental Wellness! This guide contains a bibliography of leisure reading materials intended to support good mental health and well-being. Throughout the pages, you will also find links to music, videos, and additional resources to promote mental health. Browse the tabs on the left-hand side to find books from various genres and subject areas to help you de-stress, recharge, and practice good mental health!
Note: This guide is not a source of clinical or diagnostic information. If you or someone you know are in need of counseling help, please refer to the links on the right side bar.
For each book on this guide, there are two links next to the title that you can use to find copies of the book:
The first link is a graphic of a book that will direct you to the book in the DePaul Library catalog. Only those affiliated with DePaul are able to access print books and ebooks in the library collection.
This link is intended for DePaul University students, faculty, and staff.
The second link is a graphic of a computer screen that will direct you to the book in the WorldCat catalog and display a list of libraries worldwide that own the book. You can change the location and distance to see where the book is available near you. If a library near you does not have the title, you can ask your library for an inter-library loan!
This link is intended for the general public and users outside of DePaul University.
The creation of this guide was funded by the American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie-Whitney Grant. The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.
This guide was curated through the joint efforts of Susan Shultz, Grace Spiewak, and Kristin Lansdown of the DePaul University Library. Thank you to Haley Sauls, our student research assistant of the University of South Florida, for helping create this guide and designing the graphics and images.
Below are resources that can be used by anyone in the United States:
Below are a list of campus resources for DePaul University students: