The topic of mental health is always on the front burner. Many films and books about people who live in their own amazing reality have been created. Regardless of whether you are an expert in psychology or just a penchant for fiction, you will like this collection of books on mental health.
(Don't) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen
This book is a collection of stories and essays about the unusual life of people with different diagnoses. The author raises the issue of discrimination and rejection of people with mental illness in society. Kelly Jensen describes how the use of the word "crazy" negatively affects the condition of patients.
Obsessed by Allison Britz
This book is based on a true story, and the author describes her own life. Allison was diagnosed with cancer. Experiences associated with this disease provoked an obsessive-compulsive disorder. It became difficult for her to live in such conditions. Obsessive thoughts began to haunt her everywhere. However, the girl found the strength to ask for help. This story shows that you can always find a way out.
When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fisher
This work tells the story of a young girl Lily, who was the victim of violence. Her mentally ill mother tried to kill her. Besides this, her life is filled with a host of difficulties. She needs to avoid stress for 12 years, as this can trigger the occurrence of hereditary schizophrenia. She excluded from her life alcohol, smoking, chatting with boys, and anything that could negatively affect her emotional state. However, one day, during practice, the girl becomes a witness of a terrible picture, when an elephant has almost killed a baby elephant. The salvation of this animal became her main goal.
The Memory of You by Jamie Beck
Mental health is directly dependent on the situation in your personal life. This book describes the state of people in difficult moments and tells how relationships can affect a person’s emotional condition.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
The main character of the book, Kiko, wants to leave her city forever and start a new life. However, when she moves to a new place and begins to study art, she feels lonely and scared. Her friend is trying to help her in every way. This book will be useful for teens that are also faced with difficulties in their lives.
Off the Rails by Susan Burrowes
The author of the book describes the real story that happened in her life. Once she found out that her 15-year-old daughter was addicted to drugs because of an unhappy love. Then, the whole family decides to help her and goes on a journey that should change the life of the girl in a positive direction. This work will help parents, who are in a similar situation, to cope with difficulties.
Until the Last Star Fades by Jacqueline Middleton
Riley is a young college student who is suffering from anxiety. She is trying to hide her current state behind the mask. None of her friends knows how she feels. Nevertheless, one day, she meets her love and decides to tell him about her problems. This book shows what changes can love and feelings bring.
Better than This by Catherine Zane
The main character of the book faces psychological problems when her husband betrays her. She is trying to start living again, but it is very difficult for her to cope with her loneliness. One day, she finds an old letter that will change everything.
Overcoming Your Anxiety: For People on the Go by Andrew Castro
Andrew Castro wants to help all people who are in a difficult situation and are trying to find a way out. He talks about techniques that help overcome anxiety and stress. This book can save thousands of lives.
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Suzanne Cahalan
A pretty woman, who lives in New York and work as a reporter in a prestigious publishing house, suddenly begins to go nuts. She is attacked by hallucinations and tormented by drastic mood swings. Close people concerned about her strange behavior put the girl in a mental hospital, but even the best doctors cannot understand what the matter is. Two months, when doctors and family struggled to save her life, completely fell out of Suzanne’s memory. She tries to remind those events and understand what has happened to her.
An Unusual Journey to Madness and Back by Barbara O`Brien
Mentally ill people are very mysterious. Some are afraid of them, but the vast majority of people want to know the world of the mentally ill personality better. Barbara O'Brien felt on herself the changes of consciousness and truthfully described her emotions and experiences in this book.
Letters for Amina by Jonas Bengtsson
Janus was 24. He has been in a psychiatric hospital with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for four years. The only thread that connects him with the outside world is the letters from Amina, a former high school friend from Turkey. However, the correspondence is suddenly interrupted, and he decides to go in search of the girl to get to the bottom of the truth.
Diary of a Madman by Angel de Kuate
This is the real diary of a real madman, a young man who carried the fourth Tablet of Stone. He had schizophrenia and wanted to destroy the world. He said about that on the first page of his diary. The readers become eyewitnesses of the madness unfolding before their eyes.
Machines in the Head by Anna Cavan
This is a book about depression, madness, and loneliness. An unknown force sentenced the narrator to endless suffering in anticipation of a verdict for a crime. Anna Cavan describes her experience in a Swiss psychiatric clinic, where she was tried to heal from neurosis, depression, and heroin addiction.
The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
This startling story based on real events reveals to us the split world of consciousness of Billy Milligan, a person with multiple personalities. Twenty four individuals, adults and children of different intellects and aspirations, men and women, people with criminal inclinations and sensitive, artistic personalities, are fighting for the possession of his body, not allowing him to control his actions. This is one of the best mental health books.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sachs
This is a deep and wise book in which everyone will find something interesting. There is a description of complex and rare cases from the practice of Dr. Sachs, the dramatic vicissitudes of the struggle of people with the disease, and philosophical attempts to comprehend the human soul.