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Why Russell Bowers believes In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté is a mental health must-read

"Gabor Maté's writings are a window into compassion for anyone who deals with mental health, or they could help you find compassion for your own challenges of life," says the Daybreak Alberta host.
Russell Bowers, host of Daybreak Alberta, describes In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts as a window into compassion. (Russell Bowers/Knopf Canada)

July 1, 2017 marks 150 years since Confederation in Canada. CBC Books is creating the Great Canadian Reading List - a list of 150 books curated by you. 

Russell Bowers, host of Daybreak Alberta adds In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction by Gabor Maté to the reading list.

"The Vancouver physician, Gabor Maté, is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of mental health. This is a subject I've personally dealt with for years, and having been through the experiences, it's astonishing the impact that mental health has on our society. You see dysfunction in our economy and in political discourse. It's prevalent in social engagement, be it online or face-to-face. Regardless of how affected you might, or might not, feel by this issue, Gabor Maté's writings are a window into compassion for anyone who deals with mental health, or they could help you find compassion for your own challenges of life."

Russell Bowers is the host of Daybreak Alberta, which airs across the province on weekends from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.

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