When the world feels like a confusing place, seek solace in books. Here, , a charity that believes in tackling life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading, have pulled together a list of 12 books about mental health that should help you to understand yours a little better.
Covering everything from surviving university and the workplace through to social media, parties and dates, this guide details everything the author has learned through her experiences of living with anxiety.
Returning to Orkney following a battle with alcoholism in Manchester Amy Liptrot chronicles her journey with addiction, while perfectly capturing the powerful isolated beauty of her surroundings.
Clear, useful advice on self-esteem, self-care and empowerment from award-winning blogger 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue. The beautiful design lets Eggerue’s motivational tips burst out of the page.
A heartfelt collection of letters written by people recovering from depression, addressed to 'Dear You'. Providing hope, support and valuable insight for anyone touched by depression.
Cartoonist Allie Brosh illustrates her everyday life and journey with depression in this hilarious, honest and relatable book. Equal parts moving and silly, it’s easy to see why Brosh is a viral internet sensation.
Featuring downloadable audio meditations, this seminal book developed by leading mindfulness experts will suit even the most hectic life; from one-minute practices to a complete 8-week guide.
Trailblazing Instapoet Rupi Kaur explores love, despair and mental health with trademark beauty and economy of language in this bestselling collection.
Cathy Rentzenbrink draws on her own experiences of tragedy in this comforting and inspiring book that details how to cope with the most difficult times in life. A vital addition to everyone’s emotional toolkit.
After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, Matt Haig is on a mission to answer the biggest questions life has thrown at him: How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?
The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and her descent into mental illness and has become a modern classic. It follows Esther's spiral into serious depression as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take her aspirations seriously.
This beautiful collection mixing advice, memoir and poetry is dedicated to the daughter Angelou never had, and is filled with her profound wisdom on how to live well.
A heartfelt depiction of the relationship between Mitch Albom and his college professor Morrie Schwartz. The novel is a magical chronicle of their time together in the last few months of Morrie’s life, and captures the wisdom that he shares with his friend.
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