Books about Mental Illness


Several individuals have shared their journeys with mental illness. Here is a list of some of those narratives I’ve read that may be helpful to others. Each of them is unique, brave, and memorable.

Electroboy – Andy Behrman

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression – Nell Casey, Editor

Manic – Terri Cheney

Hurry Down Sunshine – Michael Greenberg

Madness: A Bipolar Life – Marya Hornbacher

An Unquiet Mind – Kay Redfield Jamison

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness – Elyn R. Saks

I Don’t Want to be Crazy – Samantha Schutz

Darkness Visible – William Styron


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