#mental health

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.

13 Books That Have Improved My Mental Health

One reader on 13 books that have been tremendously beneficial for their mental health.

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.

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

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