Reading List

Here is a totally awesome reading list from Bring Change 2 Mind:


  • Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith (2012)

Bipolar Disorder

  • An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison (January 14, 1997)
  • Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival by Christopher Lukas (October 6, 2009)
  • Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir by Jacki Lyden (October 1, 1998)
  • Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman (February 11, 2003)
  • Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg (September 9, 2008)
  • Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson (May 8, 2012)
  • The Years of Silence are Past: My Father’s Life with Bipolar Disorder by Stephan P. Hinshaw (October 2002)*

Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (April 19, 1994)
  • Cutting Skin Game: A Memoir by Caroline Kettlewell (June 7, 2000)


  • Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams (January 2008)
  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron (January 23, 2007)
  • Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold (August 31, 2002)
  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon (Mar 26, 2002)
  • Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel (April 2000)
  • Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression edited by Neil Casey (January 8, 2002)

Eating Disorders

  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher (January 31, 2006)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Just Checking: Scenes from the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive by Emily Colas (June 1, 1999)

Multiple Personality Disorder

  • When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase (February 5, 2002)

Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Once a Warrior–Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home–Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI by Charles W. Hoge (Feb 23, 2010)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by National Institute Of Mental Health (Mar 4, 2012)
  • No Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Marla Handy (Dec 6, 2010)
  • Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One’s PTSD by Cynthia Orange (Jun 1, 2010)
  • The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth by Glenn R. Schiraldi (Mar 5, 2009


  • Henry’s Demon’s: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son’s Story by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn (2011)
  • Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family’s Schizophrenia by Patrick Tracey (August 26, 2008)
  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Dr. Elyn R. Saks (August 12, 2008)*

Schizo-Affective Disorder

  • The Quiet Room: A Memoir Out of the Torment of Madnessby Amanda Bennett and Lori Schiller (January 1, 1996)

Substance Abuse

  • A Drinking Life: A Memoir by Alice Sebold (August 31, 2002)
  • Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp (May 12, 1997)


  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. (1999)


  • Are you Feeding me Poison by Shirlee Gentles (2012)
  • Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley (Apr 3, 2007)
  • The Family Guide to Mental Health Care by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD (November, 2012)
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls (January 9, 2006)
  • In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Bob and Lee Woodruff (Feb 12, 2008)
  • Musical Chairs by Jen Knox (October 3, 2009)
  • Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augustine Burrows (August 29, 2006)
  • Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood by Julie Gregory (September 28, 2004)
  • Songs of Three Islands: A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family by Millicent Monks (Jun 22, 2010)

Scientific Writing

  • Don’t Call Me Nuts!: Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness Health by Patrick Corrigan and Robert Lundin (May 29, 2001)*
  • Fighting for Mental Health: A Personal View by Dr. Norman Sartorius (August 28, 2002)*
  • The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change by Stephen Hinshaw (August 27, 2009)*
  • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Report from a Global Association by Dr. Norman Sartorius (July 11, 2005)*
  • Shunned: Discrimination against People with Mental Illness by Graham Thornicroft (Aug 24, 2006)*
  • Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis by Roslyn Carter (April 27, 2010)

* Books authored/edited by Bring Change 2 Mind Advisory Council Members



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