Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which mental illness-related books have you read?

“Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness

“Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness

*I'm talking about the afterword of the book "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff, so... yes, that would be a spoiler.*     Odd enough, one of the things that will stick with me most from "Beautiful Boy" is a part of the story that isn't even mentioned until the afterword.   Through years of addiction, [...]

5 Reasons to Buy RX: A Graphic Memoir

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” 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 [...]

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

  I recently finished Jeannette Walls' bestselling memoir The Glass Castle, a book that I've been wanting to get to for a while now. This autobiography captures bits of her childhood, illustrating the hunger and pain of extreme poverty... sleeping in cardboard boxes and constantly escaping bill collectors. The snippets of her life that she [...]

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

Last year, Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" quickly gained the attention of viewers as well as the concern of parents and mental health professionals. While some argue that the show is helpful in starting conversations on sensitive or taboo topics, such as suicidal ideation, others were concerned that the show's depictions are harmful to its viewers, [...]