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“The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct
acting from inner necessity.”
— Carl Jung

Weird and Wacky in a nutshell.

Awash with artwork, poetry, and a flare of the bizarre, the Weird and Wacky Library of Mental Health is a world where mental health is more than freedom from suffering.  It’s about joy.  It’s also about cartoons, puzzles, coloring, and (under the right light) potential just waiting to be filled.  If you’re looking for an evidence-based but totally different approach to recovery, you’re in the right place.

The Weird and Wacky Library of Mental Health and all associated Weird and Wacky Mental Health documents are written by psychiatrist, Dr. Kim Rosenthal.  Check out her website kimrosenthalmd.com

Note: we admit the library is on the empty side.  The author created the damned place before she had the goods, but that’s okay.  We’ve got lots of books and booklets on the way.

Coming winter 2019:

WW booklets.  Packed with artwork and adult puzzles, these unusual booklets journey with you through life’s more challenging moments.  Themes include “How to quit tobacco,” “Psychiatry 101,” and “Introduction to addiction treatment.”   Booklets range from 5 to 40 pages.  They’re hand-bound and decorated with a pretty ribbon (or stamp or whiff of good-smelling cologne).  Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration.  But they’ll be available soon and sent to you directly via snail-mail.

WW Journaling.  A Journaling Journey.  Don’t ask.  It’s a good idea in the making, or maybe it isn’t, but the author is passionate about the idea. That’s what counts.  This resource will be free.

Coming in 2020-2021:

The Weird and Wacky Workbook of Recovery (WW).  WW takes the reader on a 100-day journey through a world where relapse prevention, mending broken bridges, coping skills, and cognitive rehab meet self-exploration and creativity.  The humor is very particular, the art rather odd, but you’ve got to see it to know it.  It’s written for people in early to late recovery but can be used by providers with their clients.  WW offers alter egos, invention, art therapy, comic writing, screen plays, half a dozen scenarios with bizarre quizzes, and much more.  Somehow it all makes sense.  Here are sample pages.

Missing addiction: how to move forward
Getting to know yourself after recovery
Addiction, creativity, recovery oh my!  (Making a movie)

You can find out more by visiting the  Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery page.


 

 


Disclaimer:

Remember that the information found in this website is not meant to be a substitute for personalized medical care.  It isn’t meant to and doesn’t provide professional diagnosis, services, or treatment.  Everyone is unique; the ideas you find here may not apply to your situation.  If you seek diagnosis and/or treatment for any psychiatric condition, please make an appointment with a mental health professional.  Thanks.