Avid readers have always known that books are food for the mind and soul. Here are a few really interesting links about literature as therapy.
Classical Pursuits - 'Literature is a means of concentrating and intensifying the mind and of bringing it into a state of energy, which is the basis of all health'
The New Yorker - 'All that is necessary is . . . a story that hangs together and makes sense.'
The Independent - 'We feel we can address many common issues through finding the right fiction'
McNally Robinson - 'Reading novels, essays, poetry and philosophy can help us through difficult times in our lives'