On a cool Sunday afternoon, I walked into a bookstore looking for a new read. This book caught my attention right away. As a mental health therapist, I was curious about the word “mentally” within the title. I was skeptical at first wondering if this was going to be a book that told people that mentally strong people have to act a certain way or be a certain way and was going to be a call to perfection. I believe that even the most mentally strong people can hurt, can make mistakes, can have self-doubt, can curse, can act on anger, etc. But upon reading the first paragraph, I knew this was a different type of book. 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do written by a fellow clinical social worker and therapist offers evidenced based and practical strategies to overcoming everyday challenges, defeating thoughts and hurtful patterns. This book is a fun, easy to read book with lots of good tips and great stories. This book is on my shelf and one of my recommended reads for clients. Also, check out Amy Morin’s other titles: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do.