Does anyone know anything about self help books as an aid to relieving mental illness and/or changing the quality of your life? There seem to be a few about, I`m interested to know which, if any, are useful or whether they are just a cynical cash in devoid of any benefit (as I suspect a few of them are). Over here (England) there is a very charismatic man called Tony Robbins that comes on TV quite a lot telling us to `Get The Edge` ie. buy his products (you Americans are probably alot more familar with this guy than me). Someone on one of the other threads mentioned Awaken The Giant which I also think is one of his books. I half suspect some of this literature is full of common sense ideas that we already know about, but they must have value or people wouldnt keep buying them.