The following works of nonfiction are new at the Tecumseh branch of the Allen County Public Library.
“Mind Fixers” by Anne Harrington
This book documents the unfulfilled 1980s quest to identify the biological basis of mental illness, documenting the cultural upheavals, activism, public policy changes, rivalries and profit mongering that shaped efforts to address mental illness with biochemical treatments.
“Biased” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
A leading expert on unconscious racial bias examines the manifestations of automatic racism in contemporary society and how they influence race relations and criminal justice.
“The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery” by Mary Cregan
The author reflects on the death of her newborn daughter and the depression caused by the event while considering her experiences as part of the larger history of understanding depression.
“Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” by Carol Novello
The president of Humane Society Silicon Valley explores the role that pets play in human lives and uses scientific research to show how pets can help transform people suffering from mental, physical or spiritual pain.
“The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies” by Megan Griswold
The author describes her experiences with 106 different remedies and therapies she sought out – including exploring a past-life family tree, acupuncture, a water fast, psychics and other specialists – in her efforts to feel better after her marriage broke up.