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Trauma And Recovery
The Aftermath Of Violence- From Domestic Abuse To Political Terror
by Judith L. Herman (Jun 11, 1992)
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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topi...
The Center Cannot Hold
My Journey Through Madness
by Elyn R. Saks (Aug 12, 2008)
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Elyn Saks is a success by any measure: she's an endowed professor at the prestigious University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She has managed to achieve this in spite of being diagnosed as schizophrenic and given a "grave" prognosis—and suffering the effects of her illness throughout her life.Saks was only eight, and living an otherwi...
A List of Cages
by Robin Roe (Dec 05, 2017)
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When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the trouble...
Every Last Word
by Tamara Ireland Stone (Jun 06, 2017)
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If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries t...
Am I Normal Yet?
by Holly Bourne (May 31, 2018)
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All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going ma...
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia (May 30, 2017)
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Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.Then Wallace Warland, Monstr...
The Collected Schizophrenias
Essays
by Esmé Weijun Wang (Feb 05, 2019)
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An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the "collected schizophrenias" but to those...
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Vaughan Bell
I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying
Essays
by Bassey Ikpi (Aug 20, 2019)
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A deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpis experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life.Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976. Four years later, she and her mother joined her father in Stillwater, Oklahoma a move that would be anxiety ridden for any child, but especial...
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Andrew Jenks
The Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression
by Andrew Solomon (May 19, 2015)
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Sometimes, the legacy of depression includes a wisdom beyond one's years, a depth of passion unexperienced by those who haven't traveled to hell and back. Off the charts in its enlightening, comprehensive analysis of this pervasive yet misunderstood condition, The Noonday Demon forges a long, brambly path through the subject of depression--exposing...
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Apr 03, 2012)
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Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He's also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. He's not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive - well, what's up with that? I have it in my head that when we're b...
Scars
by Cheryl Rainfield (May 27, 2011)
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Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail-- her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard dow...
The Heartland
finding and losing schizophrenia
by Nathan Filer (Apr 04, 2019)
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Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive itand how we treat people living with itis at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contra...
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Matt Haig
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig (Feb 23, 2016)
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Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live."Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day b...
If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?
Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse
by Avery Neal (Mar 27, 2018)
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Foreword by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of ...
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Ella Dawson
Consciousness Medicine
Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth
by Françoise Bourzat (Jun 25, 2019)
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"FRANÇOISE BOURZAT HAS WRITTEN AN AUTHORITATIVE BOOK ON GUIDED PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY WITH IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR ANYONE THINKING OF EITHER GUIDING OR BEING GUIDED." (MICHAEL POLLAN VIA TWITTER)A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE SAFE AND ETHICAL APPLICATION OF EXPANDED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THERAPISTS, HEALING PRACTITIONERS, AND SINCERE EXPLORERS.Psych...
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Tim Ferriss
I Never Said I Loved You
by Rhik Samadder (Aug 08, 2019)
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"I'm in bed with my mother, in a Bangkok sex hotel. It is my 30th birthday, it is time for me to become a man, and I have grave worries about the kind of man I'm going to become." On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhi...
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Matt Haig
Self-Esteem
by Virginia M. Satir (Nov 01, 1995)
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a poem with art work...
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Michael Gervais
Girl in Pieces
by Kathleen Glasgow (Apr 10, 2018)
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Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give...
Challenger Deep
by Neal Shusterman (Apr 26, 2016)
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National Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas T...
Anatomy of an Epidemic
Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
by Robert Whitaker (Aug 02, 2011)
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In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled...
It's Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizzini (May 01, 2007)
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Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.Craig'...
Scars Like Wings
by Erin Stewart (Oct 01, 2019)
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Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience--the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.Before, I was a million things. Now I'm only one. The Burned Girl.Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't n...
Starfish
by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Sep 11, 2018)
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A half-Japanese teen grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school in this debut novel.Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep h...
Words on Bathroom Walls
by Julia Walton (Dec 31, 2018)
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Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new sch...
Getting Past Your Past
Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
by Francine Shapiro (Mar 26, 2013)
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Whether we’ve experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by our memories and by experiences we may not remember or fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical techniques that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to take charge of their lives. Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (eye movement desen...
Night Falls Fast
Understanding Suicide
by Kay Redfield Jamison (Oct 10, 2000)
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From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.An internationally acknowledged aut...
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me
Depression in the First Person
by Anna Mehler Paperny (Mar 31, 2020)
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An engrossing memoir-meets-investigative report that takes a fresh, frank look at how we treat depression Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter’s skills to use to get to know her enemy, s...
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Anne Thériault
Trading Places
Becoming My Mother's Mother
by Sandra Bullock Smith (Nov 17, 2015)
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Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother is one woman’s heartfelt memoir about the role reversal she experienced while looking after her aging mother.Author Sandra Bullock Smith spent ten years caring for her mother as her health declined. And all too often, she found herself in the midst of experiences that mirrored similar events from her own ...
What I Lost
by Alexandra Ballard (Jun 05, 2018)
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What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where sh...
Your Voice Is All I Hear
by Leah Scheier (Sep 01, 2015)
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I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key.And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor’s office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her ...
Notes on a Nervous Planet
by Matt Haig (Jan 29, 2019)
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A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, a...
An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
by Kay Redfield Jamison (Oct 01, 1996)
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The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments....
The Quiet Room
A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
by Lori Schiller (Jan 01, 1996)
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At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She b...
Made You Up
by Francesca Zappia (May 02, 2017)
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Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook ...
Madness
A Bipolar Life
by Marya Hornbacher (Apr 01, 2009)
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An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insightsWhen Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Typ...
Under Rose-Tainted Skies
by Louise Gornall (Jan 09, 2018)
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At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.But when Luke arrives ...
Touched with Fire
Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
by Kay Redfield Jamison (Oct 18, 1996)
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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madne...
The Wicker King
by K. Ancrum (Oct 30, 2018)
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When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world,...
Clean
by Amy Reed (May 08, 2012)
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You’re probably wondering how I ended up here. I’m still wondering the same thing.Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason, and Eva have one thing in common: They’re addicts. Addicts who have hit rock bottom and been stuck together in rehab to face their problems, face sobriety, and face themselves. None of them wants to be there. None of them wants to co...
The Bell Jar
A Novel
by Sylvia Plath (Jun 11, 2013)
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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanityEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going undermaybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown wit...
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Chloe Grace Moretz
Wasted
by Marya Hornbacher (Jan 31, 2006)
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Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia—until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease ...
Dear Stranger
Letters on the Subject of Happiness
by Penguin UK (Jul 02, 2015)
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Dear Stranger is a collection of inspirational, honest and heartfelt letters from authors and Mind ambassadors to an imagined stranger. Insightful and uplifting, Dear Stranger is a humbling insight into different interpretations of happiness, and how despite sometimes seeming unobtainable it can become and achievable goal. No one should face a ment...
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Richard Branson
A Quiet Kind of Thunder
by Sara Barnard (Jan 09, 2018)
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Steffi doesn't talk, but she has so much to say.Rhys can't hear, but he can listen.Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's the rumbling roll of thunder.Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge o...
My Heart and Other Black Holes
by Jasmine Warga (May 31, 2016)
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Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the coura...
The Memory of Light
by Francisco X. Stork (Aug 29, 2017)
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16-year-old Vicky Cruz wakes up in a hospital's mental ward after a failed suicide attempt. Now she must find a path to recovery - and perhaps rescue some others along the way.When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the ...
Wintergirls
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Feb 23, 2010)
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“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.I am that girl.I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame. Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to se...
Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green (Jun 11, 2019)
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THE INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! FEATURED ON 60 MINUTES and FRESH AIR"So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung." - The New York Times Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Publishers Weekly, BookP...
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Bill Gates
The First Time She Drowned
by Kerry Kletter (Mar 14, 2017)
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Cassie O’Malley has been trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically—since birth. It’s been two and a half years since Cassie’s mother dumped her in a mental institution against her will, and now, at eighteen, Cassie is finally able to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.But freedom is a poor match against a l...
Marbles
Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
by Ellen Forney (Nov 06, 2012)
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativit...
Saving Francesca
by Melina Marchetta (Sep 28, 2004)
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MOST OF MY friends now go to Pius Senior College, but my mother wouldn't allow it because she says the girls there leave with limited options and she didn't bring me up to have limitations placed upon me. If you know my mother, you'll sense there's an irony there, based on the fact that she is the Queen of the Limitation Placers in my life.Francesc...
Highly Illogical Behavior
by John Corey Whaley (Jun 13, 2017)
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Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But is ambition alone enough to get her in?Enter Lisa.Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming ...
Everything Here Is Beautiful
A Novel
by Mira T. Lee (Jan 15, 2019)
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Two Chinese-American sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. Lucia impetuously plows ahead, but the bitter constant is that ...
Get Me Out of Here
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
by Rachel Reiland (Aug 04, 2004)
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\With astonishing honesty, this memoir, Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. A mother, wife, and working professional, Reiland was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder a...
Loud in the House of Myself
Memoir of a Strange Girl
by Stacy Pershall (Jan 23, 2012)
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"An utterly unique journey down some of the mind's more mysterious byways . . . ranges from the shocking to the simply lovely." —Marya Hornbacher...
Suicide Notes
by Michael Thomas Ford (Mar 12, 2019)
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I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts....
Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen (Apr 19, 1994)
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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for it...
No One Cares About Crazy People
My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America
by Ron Powers (May 01, 2018)
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New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia.From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychia...
Paperweight
by Meg Haston (Mar 07, 2017)
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Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so ha...
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
by Eric Lindstrom (Feb 07, 2017)
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For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upe...
By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead
by Julie Anne Peters (May 17, 2011)
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Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— www. through-the-light.com.While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Dae...
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
A Novel
by Joanne Greenberg (Dec 30, 2008)
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year-old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom, and her slow and painful journey back to sanity.Chronicles the three-year battle of a mentally ill, but perceptive, teenage girl against a world of her own creation, emphasizing her relations...
The Man Who Couldn't Stop
OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
by David Adam (Jan 20, 2015)
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Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions.David has suff...
This Story Is a Lie
by Tom Pollock (Jul 02, 2019)
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A YA thriller described as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets John le Carré, about a teen math prodigy with an extreme anxiety disorder who finds himself caught in a web of lies and conspiracies after an assassination attempt on his mother.Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating pani...
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten (Mar 10, 2015)
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When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her--to play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are suppl...
Manic
A Memoir
by Terri Cheney (Feb 03, 2009)
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"I didn't tell anyone that I was going to Santa Fe to kill myself."On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless façade lay a dangerous secret—for the better part of her life Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's wor...
Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert (Jul 03, 2018)
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When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.But as she settles into her old life, Suzette fin...
I Don't Want To Be Crazy
by Samantha Schutz (Aug 01, 2007)
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A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder.This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her...
I Don't Want To Be Crazy
by Samantha Schutz (Mar 26, 2019)
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A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder.This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her...
The Shock of the Fall
A Novel
by Nathan Filer (Jan 06, 2015)
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What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person.While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has ...
A World Without You
by Beth Revis (Jun 13, 2017)
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What if finding her means losing himself?Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for ...
Prozac Nation
by Elizabeth Wurtzel (Apr 02, 2002)
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Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger in the faint pulse of an over-diagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. In this famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and ...
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10 Things I Can See From Here
by Carrie Mac (Jan 28, 2020)
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Perfect for fans of John Green's Turtles All the Way Down and Nina LaCour's We Are Okay, this is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid of anything. Think positive. Don't worry; be happy. Keep calm and carry on.Maeve has heard it all before. She's been struggling...
Four Weeks, Five People
by Jennifer Yu (Sep 18, 2018)
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They're more than their problemsObsessive-compulsive teen Clarissa wants to get better, if only so her mother will stop asking her if she's okay.Andrew wants to overcome his eating disorder so he can get back to his band and their dreams of becoming famous.Film aficionado Ben would rather live in the movies than in reality.Gorgeous and overly confi...