Hello? Can you recommend a book about mental illness?Hello? Can you recommend a book about mental illness? Mary #recommend #psychology #self help
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Winnie the Pooh
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
In Cold Blood.
@Kira The more I have read/taught it, the more I think it is about Perry’s illness.
The Minds of Billy Milligan
Mary Grace, do you mean fiction or nonfiction?
One flew over the cucukoos nest
I know this much is true by Wally lamb
Excellent book. The town in the book is where my husband grew up, disguised by another name. It references many places my husband talks about, and we know people who worked at the hospital. It’s gone now – closed and demolished.
@Jean cool. ?
The flowers for Algernon
That was more a mental impairment, not illness
@Laura but still it is a beautiful book ?
I agree – not mental illness
A beautiful mind sylvia nasar
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Myth of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker, Women and Madness by Phyllis Chesler, The Madwoman in the Attic by Gilbert and Gubar
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
The Professor and the Madman
Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig
The yellow wallpaper
Running With Scissors
And if you enjoy graphic novels Fun Home and her sequel to it Are You My Mother are both incredible
“ Silence of the Lambs.”
Furiously happy by Jenny Lawson
Hoping someone would have put this one down! It is on my top 5 list!
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
I know it is an old one, but “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”, and it was written before a lot of the break thru psychiatry that defined what mental illness really was. I read it when I was young, and it always stuck with me what could be the possible inner workings of the mind for those who had lost touch with reality.
An Unquiet Mind
Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
A friend of mind just recently recommended Darknesss Visible, a memoir by the author of Sophie’s Choice who suffers from Depression: https://smile.amazon.com/Darkness-Visible-Madness-William-Styron-ebook/dp/B00BBPVYUS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535223579&sr=1-1&keywords=darkness+visible
Only $1.99 on Amazon. Thanks for the suggestion. I just purchased it.
Me too 🙂
Believarexic by J.J. Johnson, based upon the author’s life
She’s Come Undone.
Wally Lamb is the author.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
I Never Promises You a Rose Garden.
Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The CrackUp
My lovely wife in the psych ward, it’s a beautiful memoir.
Fiction or non?
I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment by Xavier Amador and An Unquiet Mind and Gorilla and the Bird a memoir of madness and a mother’s love
I second Gorilla and the Bird
Eternal on The Water… fiction about Huntington’s
The sociopath next door
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.
Brain on Fire
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
The bell jar.
Everything here is beautiful
I Never Promised You a Rosegarden
I read that many years ago and forgot what a good book it is to read.
Oliver Sacks “The Man who mistook his wife for his hat”
The Bell Jar
Are you seeking fiction or science
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story.
I second it’s kind of a funny story.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
I never promised you a rose garden by by Joanne Greenberg. It is an autobiographical novel about a teenage girl with schizophrenia.
Sybil. I read this a very long time ago.
I know why the caged bird sings.
Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist who writes about her own experiences with bipolar. Also Wasted by Marya Hornbacher.
Read Carrie Fisher’s memoirs, they are humorous and honest. She was also bipolar.
Girl, Interrupted by Susanba Kaysen. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (i cant recall the author’s name).
hannah green/joanne greenberg! I came here to suggest rose garden, it made a big impression on me when I read it as a young person.
Brain on fire
Great book about a truly courageous young woman.
Darkness Visible – William Styron
Oh my god I have a list
Look up basically anything by the following:
Also The bell jar by Sylvia plath
Prozac Nation was INCREDIBLE
Also not technically revolving around mental illness but white oleander by Janet finch continues to be an absolute favorite of mine
A Common Struggle by Patrick Kennedy is excellent. Talks a lot about overcoming the stigma. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24611818-a-common-struggle?from_search=true
All The Things We Never Knew by Sheila Hamilton is also excellent. Talks a lot about how mental illness impacts everyone in the family. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24694108-all-the-things-we-never-knew
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Broken Child by Marcia Cameron. This book had me in tears, and I had to take breaks from it.
The Glass Castle
Interesting you would suggest this for mental illness. I just finished this book a week ago and never thought about mental illness but now could see how that would be possible
Metamorphosis – franz kafka
Art of the Deal by Donald Trump!
OMG.. Hilarious! Thank you
Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan (tho it was a caused illness) http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Brain-on-Fire/Susannah-Cahalan/9781451621389
Netflix has this turned into a movie.
I’ll have to look for that, thanks
“I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb. One twin with schizophrenia and one who is well.
Shrink the untold story of psychiatry
Surviving Mental illness Through Humor
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.
Anything by Lisa Genova
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar (it is also a movie)
Please read Veronica decided to Die by Paulo Coelho!
All the bright places Jeniffer Niven
Blue Sky (movie) starring Jessice Lang is an excellent observation of bipolar (I think).
Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman (YA Novel)
The vegetarian by Han Kang
This is a superb memoir about living with a bipolar spouse: https://www.google.com.tr/amp/s/glli-us.org/2017/08/20/never-regret-the-pain-loving-and-losing-a-bipolar-spouse-by-sel-erder-yackley/amp/
My Lobotomy a memoir by Howard Dully. It is about the horrible icepick lobotomy done to him and its effects afterward.
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee, Darkness Visible by William Styron is one of my favorites…
I Know This Much is True- Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb’s These Things I Know are True
When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
If you like YA, Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
A Beautiful Mind
? I don’t think that was about mental illness so much…
@Davida true. But it’s still an exploration of how mental illness was perceived.
-Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney
-The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks
-The Quiet Room by Amanda Bennett and Lori Schiller
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest!
Another Kind of Madness by Steven Hinshaw
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
I apologize in advance……”The Art of the Deal”.
“Running With Scissors”.
Wasn’t that book ? insane?
The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White and Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage.
Silver Linings Playbook
The Mentalist. It’s a bit simplistic but a damn fine read nevertheless.
Oh! And Flowers For Algernon – very existentialism-ie.
Crazy — A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, by Pete Earley, and An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl, Sybil, Lisa Light and Dark, Twirling Naked in the Street and No one Noticed, Nobody Promised You a Rose Garden.