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Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite
Conscious Coping: How to Stop Fighting Your Mental Health, Embrace Your Challenges, and Learn a New Way to Cope by Laurie Sharp-Page is a non-fiction self-help book that would appeal to a diverse audience of young adults and adults with an interest in mental health. The book is organized into two parts titled “You Can Cope with Tough Things” and “A New Way to Cope,” both of which focus on mental health within the author’s new mental health framework and philosophy known as Conscious Coping and the EMBRACE model. The book serves to teach both Conscious Coping and the EMBRACE model utilizing a blend of personal narrative, real-world examples, and visual elements.
Conscious Coping by Laurie Sharp-Page is a well-written guide for learning how to improve one’s mental health. I liked the way the author included a questionnaire in chapter one that served to measure my mental health so that I could refer back to it throughout my journey to gauge my coping progress. The visual for the EMBRACE model in chapter 3, which broke each of the letters down into questions for how each letter of the word could be used to improve mental health, was very useful in helping me to gain a better understanding of how I could apply the model to myself. As a psychology graduate, I found the book to be a gold mine of mental health coping knowledge that I believe should be made a part of the psychology college curriculum!