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Books Anchor Me in an Increasingly Chaotic World

One reader shares how books provide them comfort in the chaos, and offer a form of escapism that reenergizes them.

9 Emotionally Devastating Mental Illness Graphic Memoirs

Here are the best mental illness graphic memoirs, covering depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, among others.

How Mary Laura Philpott’s I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK Helped Me Come to Terms With My Type A Personality

How one reader came to understand their challenges as a Type A personality through I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK.

A Little Library Life: On Finding Sanctuary in On-Campus Libraries

One reader on finding solace and sanctuary in college libraries as a transfer student.

Comics for People With Anxiety

Mental illness can be very isolating, but these comics for people with anxiety will make you feel understood with some laughs along the way.

7 YA Books About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects over 20 million people around the world; these YA books about schizophrenia can help those diagnosed feel seen.

Why the Library is Still the Only Place I Feel Safe, Even During a Pandemic

How one reader with OCD struggled with the loss of library access during the pandemic, but ultimately benefited from some time away.

How A WRINKLE IN TIME Got Me Through Depression

How one reader found catharsis about growing up and embracing inner strength in both the book and adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Kid Lit Author Booki Vivat Encourages Mental Health Training With Comic

Check out a comic about the benefits of mental health training by kidlit author Booki Vivat, and learn about her own training experience.

6 Audiobooks for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we've rounded up six books by women that explore ideas and themes around mental illness.