There aren't many (any?) books out there on how weaving improves mental health. Likewise, you won't find a lot of writing about the mental health benefits of crochet, knitting, embroidery, woodworking, scrapbooking, or any other crafts.
Nevertheless, people are writing about how crafting heals.
Emily Esfahani Smith has authored a compelling book titled, "The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters." This book isn't literally about hands-on crafting. Instead, it is a well-researched guide to finding meaning in life. However, her research can be combined with research into how crafting heals to help us in crafting meaning for our lives.
I recently had the opportunity to compare two different studies into the health benefits of crochet. I was thrilled to see that the two studies, completed entirely independently of one another, turned out similar results. This gives us great insight into the leading benefits...