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Suggested Reading List for
General Mental Illness Education and Awareness

An Unquiet Mind; a Memoir of Moods and Madness – Kay Redfield Jamison

A Relentless Hope; Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression – Gary E. Nelson,

A Mood Apart; the Thinker’s Guide to Emotion and its Disorders   Peter C. Whybrow, M.D.

Energize Your Life: Overcoming Fatigue and Stress Dwight L. Carlson, M.D.

I Am Not Sick; I Don’t Need Help; Helping The Seriously Mentally Ill Accept Treatment; Dr. Xavier Amador

I Hate You- Don’t Leave Me; Understanding The Borderline Personality ; Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. and Hal Strauss

New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder –Neil R. Bockian. Ph.D.

Night Falls Fast – Understanding Suicide – Kay Redfield Jamison

Out of the Darkened Room; When a Parent is Depressed; Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family   William R. Beardslee, M.D.

Overcoming Depression – the Definitive Resource for patients and Families who live with Depression and Manic-Depression – Demitri Papolos, M.D., and Janice Papolos

Overcoming Hurts and Anger: Finding Freedom from Negative Emotions (book) Dwight L. Carlson, M.D.

Saving our Last Nerve; The Black Woman’s Path to Mental Health; Marilyn Martin, M.D., M.P.H. –

Shock; The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy – Kitty Dukakis and Larry Tye

Surviving Schizophrenia Dr. E Fuller Torrey;

Touched with Fire – Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament – Kay Redfield Jamison

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness; Rebecca Woolen


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