How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide is one of the funniest yet meaningful books I’ve ever read. If you are someone who struggles with anxiety or panic attacks this book will be a refreshing reminder that you are not alone! If a loved one you know struggles with depression or anxiety, this book will help you realize what exactly is going on in their mind and appreciate the struggle they are dealing with.
Many popular books on the topic of anxiety are written in an almost academic form. The approachable and funny language that Aaron Gillies uses in his book makes it compelling reading. But just because he uses humor, that doesn’t mean he makes light of the subject nature. Far from it! His honesty and genuineness easily comes through. You feel as if a friend is communicating with you.
Another reason that I found this to be a refreshing read is that the author is a young man. Many of the books on the topic of anxiety are written by women, therefore it was interesting to read about anxiety through the eyes of a male. If there is a young male in your life that you are worried about, this book could be the perfect read for them. It’s lighthearted but engaging enough for them to get value from it.
If you are looking for an informative yet funny way of dealing with mental health issues, this book is a good place to start!
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