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Turtles all The Way Down - John Green

“A sometimes heartbreaking, always illuminating, glimpse into how it feels to live with mental illness.” ―NPR

Perks of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

“A coming of age tale in the tradition of the catcher in the rye and a separate piece… poignant… inspirational… beautifully written” ―USA Today

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

“What Mr. Kesey has done in his unusual novel is to transform the plight of a ward of inmates in a mental hospital into a glittering parable of good and evil.” ―The New York Times

Girl in Pieces -
Kathleen Glasow

“A haunting, beautiful and necessary book that will stay with you long after the last page” ―Nicolina Yoon

When We Collided -
Emery Lord

"When We Collided carefully yet effortlessly puts mental illness in conversation with the beauty and struggle of adolescence." ―Julie Murphy

Hidden Valley Road -
Robert Kolker

“A riveting true story of an American family that reads like a medical detective journey and sheds light on a topic so many of us face: mental illness.” —Oprah Winfrey

Holding Up The Universe -
Jennifer Niven

“At the heart—a big one—of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.”

—The New York Times Book Review

Black Pain - 
Terrie M. Williams
"Black Pain is an immensely readable and down-to-earth book. It will motivate black people who suffer with depression in silence to seek help. This book shines a bright light on the darkness of despair" - Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
 

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