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Doing No Harm: A Look at Writing Suicide and Self-Harm in Fiction

A look at guidelines to representing suicide and self-harm in fiction, and how and why fiction writers might be able to use these guidelines in their work.

An Insomniac’s Anxiety: Why It Hurts to Read About Sleep

As an insomniac, this reader found it painful but ultimately rewarding to read about why we need sleep, both physically and mentally.

7 of the Best Books About Mental Illness From 2019

From the headlines to the home, we're hearing more conversations around mental health, and these 2019 books about mental illness offered insight.

How CINDERELLA and Fairytale Magic Saved Me From Myself

A true story about Cinderella, Fairy Tales, and mental health.

Not Another Teen Novel: THE INFINITE NOISE As A Mirror To My Chronic Illness

One reader finds an unexpected, yet powerful, connection to a character.

How Audiobooks Improve My Mental Health and My Reading Life

Four years ago, I committed myself to reading every day as part of my bibliotherapy. For someone with mental health ...

How Sylvia Plath Helped Me Overcome Depression and Embrace Uncertainty

It took me two and a half years, but I finally finished reading The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. Long ...

12 YA Books About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Looking for a YA book about OCD? Read on to discover these 12 YA books featuring characters with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

8 Memoirs About Mental Illness Written by People of Color

People of color are grossly underrepresented in discussions around mental illness but these memoirs about mental illness are contributing to the dialogue.

3 Comics To Mark Mental Health Awareness Month

As we move forward in our discussions of mental health, fictional portrayals are finally giving us an honest look at living with mental illness.

Depression Poems To Get You Through Tough Times (& Understand Those Struggling!)

One of the vital parts of putting an anthology together is the research. I’ll spend hours seeking out incredible, thoughtful ...

10 Picture Books About Anxiety For Children Who Worry

These 10 picture books about anxiety both gently introduce vocabulary as well as offer advice and coping mechanisms for young children.

Comics About Depression That Are Too Accurate To Ignore

Whether or not you struggle yourself, you'll want to pick up these comics about depression to better understand this complex, frustrating mental illness.

The Struggle Is Real: YA Books About Social Anxiety

Dig into these YA books about social anxiety and better understand the sometimes debilitating struggle many endure every single day.

Self-Help Books For Depression

It’s that time of year, when even the most mentally healthy of individuals find themselves falling under the dark cloud ...