About Henry Emmons


Henry Emmons, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist who weaves together mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness teachings, and other holistic approaches to mental health problems like depression and anxiety. He’s a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, the interface between spirituality and mental health, and personal and professional renewal. 

A founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health, Henry has developed programs on mindfulness and professional self-care for the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, and on resilience for the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He’s a co-founder of NaturalMentalHealth.com, a website offering trusted information and holistic products to help people of all ages optimize their mental health and build resilience in mind, body, and spirit. 

Henry is the author of four books:

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, 2005)

The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety (Simon and Schuster, 2010)

The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition and The Psychology of Mindfulness (New Harbinger, 2012)

Staying Sharp: 9 Keys to a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, 2015)