Before starting the second year of graduate school in the Fall, I'd like to dive into some literature for fun! I'm keeping track of my summer reading here... Furiously Happy - Jenny LawsonConversations with Friends - Sally RooneyNormal People - Sally RooneyBaby Teeth - Zoje StageAnxious People - Fredrik BackmanEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - [...]
My 20 Books of 2020
Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?
“Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves
This book is addressed "FOR THE SUICIDAL PERSON IN ALL OF US." This statement is rather alarming and comes across as even bizarre... Certainly not everyone is suicidal. However, this book centers around the everyday individual rather than those who are typically discussed in this context (i.e. the severely depressed). Most people know [...]
I tried to make it to a cafe on about a dozen occasions. But I'd wind up sinking to the gutter in a truly awful state of analysis paralysis... When you're anxious, decisions can be your undoing. Anxious people are shocking decision makers. Plus, the process of making decisions heightens anxiety. Plus, any kind of [...]
5 Reasons to Buy RX: A Graphic Memoir
FUN, CREATIVE APPROACH: If you love Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir, you will love this book! Both books are graphic memoirs in a similar cartoony style which makes it a fun and quick read. TRULY ENCOMPASSES THE COMPLEXITY OF ILLNESS: It is the portrayal of the mental [...]
“Brain on Fire” Film: A Look into the Fight for One’s Health
"Brain on Fire" is a film based on Susannah Cahalan's memoir "Brain on Fire." *SPOILERS* This movie is worth watching. Please watch it or read the book before reading this post! Issues the movie highlights: Patient issues not being taken seriously: For a significant portion of the movie, the doctors simply thought [...]
“Birth of a New Brain”: A Breakdown
Mental Health Books to Check Out!
. There are so many great fiction & non-fiction books to read if you want to learn more about mental illnesses! In this list, I chose ten that I have read to share. I sorted them by mental health category, although some individuals could fall into multiple categories (i.e. anxiety and depression; eating [...]