Must-Reads for Mental Health Awareness Month

For Mental Health Awareness Month, Strand paired up with NYC-based Fountain House, an organization dedicated to the recovery of individuals with mental illness. Together, we created a book list full of authors who discuss their experience with mental illness in meaningful and insightful ways.

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney

See Ellen Forney in conversation with Kriota Willberg at Strand on 5/23 for the release of her new book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life

Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

Mental by Jaime Lowe

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell

Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness by Darryl Cunningham

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward by Elizabeth Ford


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