Mental Illness

Books about the internal struggles people must face when confronted with mental illnesses.

Turtles All the Way Down
Without Merit
27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)
This Darkness Mine
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Sick Fux
The Nowhere Girls
Top Ten
The Wicker King
In Pieces (Something More, #4)
The Glass Eye: A Memoir
Genuine Fraud
Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)
I Hate Everyone But You
Turtles All the Way Down
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Without Merit
Everything, Everything
We Were Liars
Good Me, Bad Me
Coming Clean
Behind Her Eyes
All the Bright Places
Eliza and Her Monsters
The Secrets She Keeps
We Are Okay
Since We Fell
By Your Side
Emma in the Night
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyIf I Wake by Nikki MoyesAutistic blessings and Bipolar me. by E.J. Plows
Depression and Mental Illness
282 books — 324 voters

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonBrain on Fire by Susannah CahalanOn Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened by Lori SchaferAgorafabulous! by Sara Benincasa
Memoirs About Mental Health/Illness
38 books — 12 voters
Forever Scarred by Jackie WilliamsRunning Scarred by Jackie WilliamsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonAutistic blessings and Bipolar me. by E.J. PlowsScarred Horizon by Jackie Williams
Disability-positive stories
223 books — 180 voters

Kick by C.D. ReissThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathIt's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Reading About Psychiatric Wards
31 books — 61 voters
Autistic blessings and Bipolar me. by E.J. PlowsA Legacy of Madness by Tom   DavisOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyWhat's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective ... by Martha Char LoveMy Alien Self by Amanda  Green
Best Books On Mental Health
121 books — 131 voters

All the Bright Places
It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Thirteen Reasons Why
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Made You Up
Challenger Deep
Every Last Word
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
My Heart and Other Black Holes
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Finding Audrey
The Silver Linings Playbook
Prozac Nation
David Levithan
Some people think mental illness is a matter of mood, a matter of personality. They think depression is simply a form of being sad, that OCD is a form of being uptight. They think the soul is sick, not the body. It is, they believe, something that you have some choice over. I know how wrong this is. When I was a child, I didn't understand. I would wake up in a new body and wouldn't comprehend why things felt muted, dimmer. Or the opposite--I'd be supercharged, unfocused, like a radio at top volu ...more
David Levithan, Every Day

Juliette Lewis
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
Juliette Lewis

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Dead People on Holiday
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