I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did, but I found myself thinking about some of the stories long after I read them. I especially enjoyed the stories by individuals who personally experienced mental health disorders. They described the essential features of their recoveries, some of which are completely unexpected. Each story, whether by a therapist or a patient, is well-written from a personal perspective and reads like a mini-novel.
The 5th European Positive Psychology Conference took place this week in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 23-26 2010. This article covers addresses on June 23 and 24, including opening talks by Professors Henrik Hans Knoop and Antonella Delle Fave, as well as keynotes by Professor Corey Keyes on building mental health as well as addressing mental illness and Professor Barbara Fredrickson on how positive emotions work and why.