Which mental illness-related 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 [...]
“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 [...]
“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 shares [...]
“Turtles All the Way Down”: OCD in Focus
Common Thinking Distortions
It may be beneficial to identify common thinking distortions in your own thinking! These manners of thinking can become exaggerated when anxious or depressed. Once you recognize these distortions, it's easier to limit or stop these thought patterns in the future! Common thinking distortions: Black & white thinking: thinking in absolutes, things are either [...]