Recommended Reading

Well-Being Program Articles

Medical students face many challenges during their time here at school. Here are some articles written by the Well-Being staff to address issues we commonly hear about. Take a look through these articles and you will most likely find some that speak to concerns you and your classmates have had.


Often students find it helpful to read books about coping skills. Here is a list of books we recommend to students who are hoping to learn more successful self-care tools. Several of the books listed below teach concrete ways to manage your thoughts and moods. Many students say that even reading for fifteen minutes before bed helps them feel hopeful and in charge of their well-being.

Redfield Lending Library

This library was compiled by a medical student as an academic project. The library consists of books related to mental health issues and specific disorders. Most of the books are autobiographical and offer compelling first-hand experiences of struggles with mental illness and/or addictions. All medical students, faculty, and staff are welcome to check out books free of charge. The library is located in our waiting room in U-228 and is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.