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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.

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.

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.

Check the Books: Reading My Way Through OCD

One reader with newly-diagnosed OCD looks at how OCD is represented in books, and what more she'd like to see in representations.

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.

6 Comics About Mental Illness

Fictional and autobiographical comics that illustrate how it feels to live with a mental illness.

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.

50 Must-Read Memoirs of Mental Illness

These memoirs about mental illness encompass a wide scope of diagnoses, functionality, and experiences as diverse as the spectrum of mental illness.

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.