Bestselling guide to looking after your mental healthDr Harry Barry explores at the term 'self-esteem' alongside our relentless pursuit of perfect and provides a new language for promoting positive mental health
How to look after your mental wellbeing in times of stress
In an age where self-esteem is seen as essential to mental health, we are seeing unprecedented rises in mental health difficulties from depression anxiety, eating disorders and many others. Is there not a dichotomy at play here? Is Self - Esteem (ie 'I live for my rating') a reality at all or simply a myth we are all buying into. In this book bestselling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualization are more helpful in developing positive mental health. In his trademark style he also provides practical examples of what we should all be doing instead to build confidence and reach our full potential.
Part 1: The myth of self-esteem
Part 2: Debunking the myth of 'low self-esteem'
Part 3: Debunking the myth of 'high self-esteem'
Part 4: Debunking the myth 'others can dictate my self-esteem'
Dr Harry Barry is a highly respected Irish author and medic, with over three decades of experience as a GP. With a keen interest in the area of mental health and suicide prevention, Dr. Barry is the author of numerous books addressing various aspects of mental health including depression and toxic stress.