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Why has nobody told me this before?  Cover Image Book Book

Why has nobody told me this before? / Dr. Julie Smith.

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  • ISBN: 9780063227934
  • ISBN: 0063227932
  • Physical Description: ix, 351 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as Why has nobody told me this before? in Great Britain in 2022 by Michael Joseph."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and resources (pages 321-334) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. On dark places. Understanding the low ; Mood pitfalls to watch out for ; Things that help ; How to turn bad days into better days ; How to get the basics right -- 2. On motivation. Understanding motivation ; How to nurture that motivation feeling ; How do you make yourself do something when you don't feel like it? ; Big life changes : where do I start? -- 3. On emotional pain. Make it all go away ; What to do with emotions ; How to harness the power of your words ; How to support someone -- 4. On grief. Understanding grief ; The stages of grief ; The tasks of mourning ; The pillars of strength -- 5. On self-doubt. Dealing with criticism and disapproval ; The key to building confidence ; Your are not your mistakes ; Being enough -- 6. On fear. Make anxiety disappear! ; Things we do that make anxiety worse ; How to calm anxiety right now ; What to do with anxious thoughts ; Fear the inevitable -- 7. On stress. Is stress different from anxiety? ; Why reducing stress is not the only answer ; When good stress goes bad ; Making stress work for you ; Coping when it counts -- 8. On a meaningful life. The problem with "I just want to be happy" ; Working out what matters ; How to create a life with meaning ; Relationships ; When to seek help.
Summary, etc.:
"Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health, even in the most trying of times. Dr Julie Smith's expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient, whether you want to manage anxiety, deal with criticism, cope with depression, build self-confidence, find motivation, or learn to forgive yourself. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries which make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance"-- Amazon.
Subject: Mental health.
Adjustment (Psychology)
Life skills.
Self-help techniques.
Genre: Self-help publications.

Available copies

  • 3 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 10 total copies.
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Caruthersville Public Library 362.204 SMI (Text) 38417100521717 Non-Fiction In transit -

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