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Book Of The Week

Book of the Week – Stop The Break

We all know the feeling of being down in the dumps, but sometimes the typical advice of “let it go” just doesn’t cut it. That’s where Janet Barrett’s book, “Stop The Break: From Surviving to Thriving and Catching Fire in Life“, comes in. Drawing from her own experience of suffering a mental breakdown in her 50s, Barrett shares how she pulled herself out and found strength and resilience. Part memoir, part guidebook, Stop The Break is the light you need to get back to thriving.

What is your book about?

The first part of the book tells my journey through a mental health break, when I finally realized I had been layering on emotional stress for decades, always putting work and others in front of me, until I couldn’t go on anymore and had to make a change. Then I pivoted in my life and career, got a Masters in Organizational Psychology, found my passion for proactive mental health and started my company, Cerebral Health.

The second part of the book details an accessible path for individuals who self-identify a need for mental health support and gives them actionable steps. The third part of the book provides a global solution for those who prefer not to self-identify to receive mental health support while maintaining 100 percent privacy/anonymity.

Topics include:

  • Resilience
  • Mental Health

Why should people read it? Who is the book for?

Whether you’re headed for your own dark place, already in one or want to make sure you never fall into one, “Stop The Break” can be the light you need. Learn from Janet, learn with Janet and most importantly… stop the break!

Single most important takeaway:

“You can put down all that emotional baggage, find true resilience and begin to truly thrive in life.”

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Meet the author

Janet Barrett is a proactive mental health advocate, speaker and writer. She is the Founder and CEO of Cerebral Health, a company focused on eliminating the stigma around mental health and helping individuals learn to thrive. She earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from William James College in 2022. Prior to this, Barrett worked for and advised some of the largest retail and wholesale consumer brands on category management, product and consumer segmentation and merchandising strategy. Barrett and her four children reside outside of Boston. When she’s not spending time with her kids, you can find her outside or in the yoga studio working on staying in balance.

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