April 20, 2020

AVAILABLE NOW: Coping with Coronavirus


We’re excited to announce that we’ve “crash” published Coping with Coronavirus: How to Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health by noted psychiatrist Dr. Brendan Kelly. 

All proceeds from the book will go to charity: Dr. Kelly will donate his royalties to medical charities assisting healthcare workers with the global response to coronavirus; Melville House will donate all of its profits to BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, to support independent booksellers struggling under the impact of the pandemic.

Described as a psychological toolkit, the eighty-eight page book is broken down into five simple sections, giving clear advice and techniques for managing emotional and psychological stress and averting panic, as well as ways to deal with the unique social demands of this unprecedented situation.

“It’s a good time to remember that books can be powerful tools to help us through difficult times, and everything about the book industry—making books, writing books, selling books—is essential,” says Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson. “That’s why we’re honored to donate our profits from this beautiful book to charities supporting those in the book industry who are suffering right now, just as the brilliant author of this book is donating his royalties to healthcare workers fighting the virus.”


COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS: HOW TO STAY CALM AND PROTECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH is available as an e-book for $1.99 on mhpbooks.com and wherever ebooks are sold. ORDER HERE >>



Dr. Brendan Kelly is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. In addition to his medical degree (MB BCh BAO) he holds masters degrees in healthcare management (MA) and Buddhist studies (MA); and doctorates in medicine (MD), history (PhD), governance (DGov), and law (PhD). He also has a masters degree (MSc) in epidemiology—the study of the distribution and determinants of disease.