Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council have assembled a list of book recommendations, research articles and news posts that we hope you will find helpful in educating yourself and others about mental illness.

Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind
Kay Redfield Jamison (January 14, 1997)

Daughter of the Queen of Sheba:  A Memoir
Jacki Lyden (October 1, 1998)

The Years of Silence are Past:  My Father’s Life with Bipolar Disorder
Stephan P. Hinshaw (October 2002)*

Electroboy:  A Memoir of Mania
Andy Behrman (February 11, 2003)

Hurry Down Sunshine
Michael Greenberg (September 9, 2008)

Blue Genes:  A Memoir of Loss and Survival
Christopher Lukas (October 6, 2009)

Perfect Chaos:  A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her
Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson (May 8, 2012)

Multiple Personality Disorder

When Rabbit Howls
Truddi Chase (February 5, 2002)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook:  A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Glenn R. Schiraldi (March 5, 2009)

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior:  Navigating The Transition From Combat To Home – Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and MTBI
Charles W. Hoge (February 23, 2010)

Shock Waves:  A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One’s PTSD
Cynthia Orange (June 1, 2010)

No Comfort Zone:  Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Marla Handy (December 6, 2010)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
National Institute Of Mental Health (March 4, 2012)

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook:  A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Glenn R. Schiraldi (March 5, 2009)

Until Tuesday:  A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
Luis Carlos Montalván (May 3, 2011)

Substance Abuse

Drinking:  A Love Story
Caroline Knapp (May 12, 1997)

A Drinking Life:  A Memoir
Alice Sebold (August 31, 2002)


Sickened:  The True Story of a Lost Childhood
Julie Gregory (September 28, 2004)

The Glass Castle:  A Memoir
Jeanette Walls (January 9, 2006)

Running with Scissors:  A Memoir
Augustine Burrows (August 29, 2006)

Crazy:  A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness
Pete Earley (April 3, 2007)

Behind Happy Faces:  Taking Charge of Your Mental Health – A Guide for Young Adults
Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall (August 28, 2007)

In an Instant:  A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing
Bob and Lee Woodruff (February 12, 2008)

Musical Chairs
Jen Knox (October 3, 2009)

Songs of Three Islands:  A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family
Millicent Monks (June 22, 2010)

Are You Feeding Me Poison?
Shirlee Gentles (2012)

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD (November 2012)

Far From the Tree:  Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon (November 13, 2012)

A Stone Boat:  A Novel
Andrew Solomon (June 4, 2013)

The Price of Silence:  A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness
Liza Long (August 28, 2014)

Resilience:  Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness
Jessie Close with Pete Earley (January 13, 2015)


Prozac Nation
Elizabeth Wurtzel (April 2000)

Unholy Ghost:  Writers on Depression
edited by Neil Casey (January 8, 2002)

The Noonday Demon:  An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Solomon (March 26, 2002)

Lucky:  A Memoir
Alice Sebold (August 31, 2002)

Darkness Visible:  A Memoir of Madness
William Styron (January 23, 2007)

Black Pain:  It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting
Terrie M. Williams (January 2008)

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cutting Skin Game:  A Memoir
Caroline Kettlewell (June 7, 2000)

Girl, Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen (April 19, 1994)


The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness
Dr. Elyn R. Saks (August 12, 2008)*

Stalking Irish Madness:  Searching for the Roots of My Family’s Schizophrenia
Patrick Tracey (August 26, 2008)

Henry’s Demon’s:  Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son’s Story
Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn (2011)


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

Scientific Writing

Don’t Call Me Nuts!:  Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness Health
Patrick Corrigan and Robert Lundin (May 29, 2001)*

Fighting for Mental Health: A Personal View
Dr. Norman Sartorius (August 28, 2002)*

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness:  A Report from a Global Association
Dr. Norman Sartorius (July 11, 2005)*

Shunned:  Discrimination against People with Mental Illness
Graham Thornicroft (Aug 24, 2006)*

The Mark of Shame:  Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change
Stephen Hinshaw (August 27, 2009)*

Within Our Reach:  Ending the Mental Health Crisis
Roslyn Carter (April 27, 2010)

The Impact of Mental Illness Stigma on Seeking and Participating in Mental Health Care
Patrick W. Corrigan, Benjamin G. Druss, and Deborah A. Perlick (Psychological Science in the Public Interest; October 2014, Volume 15, Number 2, 37-70)*

Shrinks:  The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD (March 10, 2015)

* Books Authored / Edited by Bring Change 2 Mind Advisory Council Members