Book Recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Month

13
May

In this Mental Health Awareness Month, we can all take up the challenge to learn more about mental health. Nativity ambassadors for Mental Health Connect have assembled a list of recommended books covering various mental health topics, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, trauma, self-sabotage, therapy, acceptance, and happiness.

SUGGESTED READINGS

Books to Begin the Conversation about Mental Health:

(DON’T) CALL ME CRAZY by Kelly Jensen

Books to Learn about Therapy:

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gotlieb

Books about Anxiety:

FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL by Sarah Wilson
LITTLE PANIC by Amanda Stern
THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM by Henry Emmons (Minnesota writer)
YEAR OF YES: HOW TO DANCE IT OUT, STAND IN THE SUN, AND BE YOUR OWN PERSON by Shonda Rhimes
REASONS TO STAY ALIVE by Matt Haig

Books about Depression:

FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
THE NOONDAY DEMON by Andrew Solomon
THE CHEMISTRY OF JOY by Henry Emmons
REASONS TO STAY ALIVE by Matt Haig

Books about Self-Sabotage:

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY by Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg

Books about Schizophrenia:

THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS by Esme Weijun Wang

Books about Bipolar Disorder:

AN UNQUIET MIND by Kay Redfield Jamison

Books about Addiction:

ADDICTION NATION by Timothy King (opioid addiction)

Books about Trauma:

THE BODY KEEPS SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry

Books about Acceptance and Happiness:

14,000 THINGS TO BE HAPPY ABOUT by Barbara Ann Kipfer
THE HAPPINESS TRAP by Russ Harris
REASONS TO STAY ALIVE by Matt Haig