Mental Health Books and Documents
Updated December 2018
* = Books especially recommended
- Mood Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating Disorders
- Substance-Related Disorders
- Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Childhood
- Personality Disorders
- Cultural Issues
- Alternate Views of Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Related Disorders
- Substance-Related Disorders
- Psychiatric Survivors
- Stories of Mental Health Care Workers
History of Mental Illness
- Resources for Families
- Resources for Consumers
- Religion and Mental Illness
- Unitarian Universalist Publications
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, (DSM-IV-TR),Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.
Brown, Brene, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Haxelden Publishing, 2010.
Greist, J.H., Jefferson, J.W. and Spitzer, R.L., editors. Treatment of Mental Disorders, New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Hayes, Larry. Mental Illness and Your Town – 37 Ways for Communities to Help and Heal, Loving Healing Press 2009.
Maxmen, Jerrold S. and Ward, Nicholas G. Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment, Second Edition Revised for DSM-IV, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.
* Ragins, Mark, A Road to Recovery – A program of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Mental Health Association in Los Angeles County, 2002, Revised, 2010.
Robins, L.N. and Regier, D.A., editors. Psychiatric Disorders in America- The Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, New York: Free Press, 1990.
Sue, David, Sue, Derald and Sue, Stanley. Understanding Abnormal Behavior, 4th Edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
Yalom, I.D. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 4th edition, New York: Basic Books, 1995.
Adularia, Alysse. I Wish You’d Tell Me – A tool box of answers to the question, “What can I say that will help?” when the one you love is bipolar, Lulu, 2010.
Arieti, Silvano and Bemporad, Jules. Severe and Mild Depression – The Psychotherapeutic Approach, New York: Basic Books, Inc, 1978.
Cowan, Graeme, ed. Back from the Brink – Australians Tell Their Stories of Overcoming Depression, Messinger Publishing, 2007.
Burns, David. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Harper, 1999.
Emotions Anonymous. Emotions Anonymous Revised Edition, St. Paul, Minnesota: Emotions Anonymous International Services, 1994.
* Fieve, Ronald. Moodswing, New York: Bantam Books, 1989.
Goodwin, Frederick K. and Jamison, Kay Redfield. Manic-Depressive Illness New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Gordon, James. Unstuck – You Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, New York: The Penguin Press, 2008.
* Jamison, Kay Redfield. Touched with Fire Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1994.
Lewis, Gwyneth. Sunbathing in the Rain – A Cheerful Book about Depression, Flamingo, 2002.
McGrath, Ellen, et. al., editors. Women and Depression – Risk Factors and Treatment Issues – Final Report of the American Psychological Association’s National Task Force on Women and Depression, Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1990.
McReynolds, James, Dancing with Bipolar Bears, iUniverse.com, 2003.
Mountain, Jane. Bipolar Disorder – Insights for Recovery, Denver: Chapter One Press, 2003.
Muller, Wayne. Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantage of a Painful Childhood, New York: Fireside, 1992.
* Schaefer, Elizabeth M. Writing through the Darkness – easing your depression with paper and pen, Celestial Arts, 2008.
Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Real, Terence. I Don’t Want to Talk about It – Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, New York: Scribner Book Co, 1997.
Wootton, Tom. The Bipolar Advantage, Bipolar Advantage Publishers, 2005.
Wootton, Tom. The Depression Advantage, Bipolar Advantage Publishers, 2007.
Geek, Milt. Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery, CreateSpace, 2011.
Keefe, Richard S.E., and Harvey, Philip D. Understanding Schizophrenia – A Guide to the New Research on Causes and Treatment, New York: The Free Press, 1994.
Robbins, Michael D. Experiences of Schizophrenia: An Integration of the Personal, Scientific, and Therapeutic, New York, Guilford Press, 1993.
* Torrey, E. Fuller. Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers, Perennial, 1995.
Barlow, D.H. and Cerny, J.A. Psychological Treatment of Panic, New York: Guilford Press, 1988.
Handly, Robert, with Pauline Neff. Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Their Cause and Cure: The five-point Life-Plus Program for Conquering Fear,New York: Rawson Associates, 1985.
Hayes, S.C., and S. Smith. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2005
Hinshaw, Stephen, and Scheffler, Richard. The ADHD Explosion – Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance, Oxford University Press, 2014.
McGonigal, Kelly. The Upside of Stress – Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, Random House, 2015.
Rachman, Stanley, and De Silva, W.P., editors. Panic Disorder – The Facts, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Stein, David B., PhD. Unraveling the ADD/ADHD Fiasco – Successful Parenting Without Drugs , Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001.
Baer, Lee. Getting Control – Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Revised Edition, New York: Plume Books, 2000.
Bell, Jeff. Rewind, Replay, Repeat – A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderCenter City, Minnesota: Hazelden, 2007.
Bell, Jeff. When in Doubt, Make Belief – An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty, Novato, California: New World Library, 2009.
Rachman, Stanley, and De Silva, W.P., editors. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – The Facts, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Rapapport, Judith, M.D. The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing- The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, New York: Signet/Penguin Putnam, 1989.
Schwartz, J.M. Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior., New York: ReganBooks/HarperCollins, 1966.
Steketee, Gail and White, Kerrin. When Once Is Not Enough – Help for Obsessive-Compulsives, Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, 1990.
Wegner, D.M. White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts: Suppression, Obsession, and the Psychology of Mental Control, New York: Guilford, 1994.
Brock, Rita Nakashima and Lettini Gabriella. Soul Repair – Recovering from Moral Injury after War, Beacon Press, 2012.
Brown, Laura S. Not the Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships after Trauma, 2015.
Cantrell, Bridget and Dean, Chuck. Down Range: To Iraq and Back, Wordsmith Publishing, 2005.
Cantrell, Bridget and Dean, Chuck. Once a Warrior: Wired for Life, Wordsmith Publishing, 2007.
Grand, David. Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change, Sounds True, 2013.
Kulk, R.A., Schlenger, W.E., Fairbank, J.A., Hough, R.L., Jordan, B.K., Marmon, C.R., and Weiss, D.S. Trauma and the Vietnam War Generation -Report of Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, New York: Brunner-Routledge, 1990.
* Treleaven, David A. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing, W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
Tick, Edward. War and the Soul – Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Wheaton, Illinois: Quest Books, 2005.
* Van Der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Penguin Books, 2015.
Neziroglu, F., Bubrick, J., and Yarara-Tobias, J.A. Overcoming compulsive hoarding, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2004.
* Tolin, D.F., Frost, R.O., and Steketee, G. Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, New York: Oxford University Press. 2007.
* Tomplins, M.A., and Hartl, T.L. Digging Out – Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2009.
DiRossi, Portia, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, Atria, 2010. Hall, Lindsey Hall and Ostroff, Monika, Anorexia Nervosa: A guide to recovery, Carlsbad, California: Gurze Books, 1998.
Hall, Lindsey and Cohn, Leigh, Bulimia: A guide to recovery, Carlsbad, California: Gurze Books, 1998.
Lelwica, Michelle Mary, Starving for Salvation: The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating Problems among American Girls and Women, Oxford University Press, 1999 Siegel, Michelle, Ph.D., Brisman, Judith Ph.D. and Weinshel, Margot, Ph.D., Surviving an Eating Disorder: Perspectives and strategies for family and friends, New York: Perennial Currents, 1997.
* Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1996.
Cothran, Helen, editor. Heroin, San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.
Evans, Katie, and Sullivan, J. Michael. Dual Diagnosis, Second Edition – Counseling the Mentally Ill Substance Abuser, New York: Guilford Press, 2000.
McMaster, Curtis P. The Tragedy of Heroin Addiction, in Cothran, Helen, Editor, Heroin, San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001, pp 29-33. Originally published in Professional Counselor, June 1998.
Barkely, Russell. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition, New York: Guilford Press, 1998.
Hallowell, Edward M. and Ratey, John J. Driven to Distraction – Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood, New York: Touchstone, 1995.
Kervatt, Gail Goetze. The Silence Within – A Teacher/Parent Guide to Helping Selectively Mute and Shy Children, Oak Ridge, New Jersey: Gail Kervatt, 1999.
Newman, Barbara. Autism and Your Church, Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2006.
Newman, Bobby. When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism, New York: Dove & Orca, 1999.
Newman, Bobby. Words From Those Who Care: Further Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism, New York: Dove & Orca, 2000.
Newman, Bobby. Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis, New York: Dove & Orca, 2002.
Newman, Bobby and Dana Reinecke. Words from Those Who Care: Further Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism, AMAC, Inc. 2000.
Newman, Bobby and Dana Reinecke. Behavioral Detectives: A Staff Training Exercise Book in Applied Behavior Analysis,, Dove and Orca, 2007.
Cummings, Jeffrey and Miller, Bruce L. Alzheimer’s Disease – Treatment and long-term Management, New York: Dekker, 1990.
Shenk, David. The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic, New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group 2001.
Allen, David, M. Psychotherapy with Borderline Patients – An Integrated Approach, Mahwah New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associated Publishers, 2003.
Bayer, Linda. Personality Disorders, The Encyclopedia of Psychological Disorders, Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.
Black, Donald W., M.D., with C. Lindon Larson. Bad Boys, Bad Men – Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Bornstein, Robert F. The Dependent Personality, New York: Guilford Press, 1993.
Hare, Robert D. Without Conscience – The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, Guilford Press, 1993.
Linehan, M.M. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, New York: Guilford Press, 1993.
* Kreisman, Jerold and Straus, Hal. I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me – Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder, New York: Avon, 1991.
Kraepelin, Emil, Manic-Depressive Insanity and Paranoia, New York: Arno Press, 1976
* Mason, Paul T. and Kreger, Randi, Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder, Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1998.
Masterson, James F., M.D. The Search for the Real Self – Unmasking the Personality Disorders of Our Age, The Free Press, 1988.
Oates, Wayne. Behind the Masks – Personality Disorders in Religious Behavior , Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1987.
Bolton, Iris with Curtis Mitchell, My Son … My Son … – A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide, Roswell, GA: Bolton Press Atlanta, 1983.
Collins, Judy. Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength, New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2003.
Ellis, Thomas and Newman, Cory. Choosing to Live – How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy, Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, 1996.
Fine, Carla, No Time to Say Goodbye – Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, New York: Broadway Books, 1997.
Grollman, Earl A. Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, Second Edition, Boston: Beacon Press, 1988.
Hecht, Jennifer Michael. Stay – A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, Yale University Press, 2013.
* Jamison, Kay Redfield. Night Falls Fast – Understanding Suicide, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Litts, David, Editor, After a Suicide – Recommendations for Religious Services & Other Public Memorial Observances, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2004.
Lukas, Christopher and Henry M. Seiden, Silent Grief – Living in the Wake of Suicide – A survivor and a psychologist tell what it’s like to be left behind – and offer help for moving on, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1987.
Mennonite Media. Fierce Goodbye – Living in the Shadow of Suicide, Harrisburg, VA: Mennonite Media Productions.
Quinnett, Paul. Question Persuade Refer – Ask a Question Save a Life, a booklet used for training for Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors by the QPR Institute, 1995.
Townsend, Loren L. Suicide: Pastoral Responses, Abigdon Press, 2006.
Castillo, Richard. Culture and Mental Illness – A Client-Centered Approach, Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Publishers, 1997.
Ghaemi, Nassir. A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness, Penguin Press, 2011.
>Hornstein, Gail. Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meaning of Madness, Rodale Books, 2009.
Watters, Ethan. Crazy Like Us- The Globalization of the American Psyche, Free Press, 2010.
Breggin, Peter M.D. Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families, Springer Publishing Company, 2013.
* Foucault, Michel. Folie et deraison- Histoire de la folie a l’age classique, English Translation: Madness and civilization – a history of insanity in the Age of Reason, New York: Vintage Books, 1988, c. 1965.
Horwitz, Allan V., Jerome C. Wakefield and Robert L. Spitzer. The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder. USA: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Kutchins, Herb, and Kirk, Stuart. Making Us Crazy: DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders, New York: The Free Press, 1997.
* Mosher, Loren and Hendrix, Voyce with Fort, Deborah C., Soteria- Through Madness to Deliverance, Xlibris, 2004.
* Perry, John Weir. The Far Side of Madness, 2nd Edition, New York: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
Scheff, Thomas J. Being mentally ill – a sociological theory, New York: Aldine Pub. Co, 1966.
Scheff, Thomas J., editor. Labeling Madness, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975.
Siegel, Stanley, M.S.W. with Lowe, Ed. The Patient Who Cured His Therapist – and Other Stories of Unconventional Therapy, Marlowe and Company, 1992.
Spink, Kathryn. The Miracle, The Message, The Story – Jean Vanier and l’Arche, Hiddenspring, 2006.
Szasz, Thomas. The Myth of Mental Illness- foundations of a theory of personal conduct, New York: Harper and Row, 1961.
Wilson, Eric G. Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
An extensive collection of first-person narriatives of madness can be found in:
Hornstein, Gail. Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness In English Nudel, Cassandra, editor. Firewalkers – madness, beauty and mystery, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.
Baird, Mimi with Claxton, Eve. He Wanted the Moon – The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him, Broadway Books, 2015.
Beam, Alex. Gracefully Insane – Life and Death Inside America’s Premier Mental Hospital,Public Affairs, 2003.
Close, Jessie, with Earley, Pete. Resilience – Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Dittrich, Luke. Patient H.M. – A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, Random House, 2017.
Lipska, Barbara and McArdle, Elaine. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Penny, Darby and Stastny, Peter. The Lives They Left Behind – Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic, Bellevue Literary Press, 2008.
Peterson, Andrea. On Edge – A Journey Through Anxiety, Crown Publishing Group, 2017.
* Ramprasad, Gayathri. Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within – A Memoir, Hazeldon Publishing, 2014.
Spiro, Lauren. Living for Two – A Daughter’s Journey from Grief and Madness to Forgiveness and Peace, Trafford Publishing, 2014.
Berger, Diane and Berger, Lisa. We Heard the Angels of Madness – A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression, New York: Quill – William Morrow, 1991.
Cronkite, Kathy. On the Edge of Darkness – Conversations about Conquering Depression, New York: Dell Publishing, 1994.
Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama. Willow Weep for Me – A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression – A Memoir, New York, W.W. Norton, 1998.
Duke, Patty and Gloria Hochman. A Brilliant Madness – Living with Manic Depressive Illness, New York: Bantam Books, 1993.
* Beers, Clifford W. A Mind That Found Itself – An Autobiography, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953. Originally published in 1908.
Castle, Lana R. Bipolar Disorder Demystified – Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression, New York: Marlowe and Company, 2003.
Copeland, Brian. The Waiting Period – a memoir of depression, Arbee House 2017.
* Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind – A Memoir of Moods and Madness, New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Manning, Martha. Undercurrents – A Life Beneath the Surface, San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1994.
Martini, Adrienne. Hillbilly Gothic – A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood, New York: Free Press, 2006.
McReynolds, James. Dancing with Bipolar Bears, Universe.com, 2003.
Nelson, Gary E. A Relentless Hope – Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression, Cascade Books, 2007.
Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln’s Melancholy – How depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.
Schiller, Lori and Bennett, Amanda. The Quiet Room – A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness , Warner Books, 1994.
Slater, Lauren. Prozac Diary, New York: Random House, 1998.
* Styron, William. Darkness Visible – A Memoir of Madness, New York: Random House, 1990.
Thompson, Tracy. The Beast – A Journey Through Depression, New York: Plume / Penguin, 1996..
* Thorne, Julia and Rothstein, Larry. You are Not Alone – Words of experience and hope for the journey through depression, New York: Harper Perennial, 1993.
Vonnegut, Mark, M.D. Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir, Delacourt Press, 2010.
Wolfe, Thomas, Leslie Field, Ed. e Autobiography of an American Novelist, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983.
Wootton, Tom. The Depression Advantage, Bipolar Advantage Publishers, 2007.
Cadigan, John. People Say I’m Crazy: The Real Life Story of an Artist’s Struggle with Schizophrenia (a documentary), Palo Alto Pictures, 2005.
* Elgin Holley, Tara. My Mother’s Keeper: A Daughter’s Memoir of Growing up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia, New York: Avon Books, 1997.
Geek, Milt. Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery, CreateSpace, 2011. Custasce, John, Wisdom, Madness and Folly – The Philosophy of a Lunatic, Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York, 1952.
* Nasar, Sylvia. A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, Simon & Schuster, 2001.
* Sacs, Elyn R. The Center Cannot Hold – My Journey Through Madness, New York: Hyperion, 2007.
Schiller, Lori and Amanda Bennett. The Quiet Room – A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness, Grand Central Publishing, 1996.
Spiro, Carolyn and Pamela Spiro Wagner. Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006.
Steele, Ken and Claire Berman. The Day the Voices Stopped – A Memoir of Madness and Hope, New York: Basic Books, 2001.
Wagner, Pamela and Spiro, Carolyn. Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005.
Fitzpatrick, David. Sharp – A Memoir, William Morrow, 2012.
Robbins, Steven James, The Long Journey Home.
Wortmann, Fletcher. Triggered – A Memoir of Obcessive Compulpulsive DisorderThomas Dunne Books, 2012
Vizzini, Ned. It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Miramax Books, Hyperion, 2006.
* Hartigan, Francis. Bill W. – A Biography of Alcoholics Anonymous Cofounder Bill Wilson, New York: St Martin’s Press, 2000.
* Bascom, Julia, editor. Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, 2012.
Greenfield, Josh. A Place for Noah, New York: Pocket Books, 1979.
Newman, Bobby and Reinecke, Dana. Words from Those Who Care: Further Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism, AMAC, Inc. 2000.
Newman, Bobby and Reinecke, Dana. Behavioral Detectives: A Staff Training Exercise Book in Applied Behavior Analysis, Dove and Orca, 2007.
Newman, Bobby. When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism, AMAC, Inc.
* Park, Clara Claiborne. The Siege – A Family’s Journey into the World of an Autistic Child, New York: Little Brown & Co (Pap); Reissue edition (March 2001).
* Rothenberg, Mira. The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism, North Atlantic Books, 2012.
*Angelica, Jade C. Where Two Worlds Touch – A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease, Skinner House Books, 2014.
DeBaggio, Thomas. Losing My Mind – An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s, New York: The Free Press, 2002.
Dodge, Tom. Oedipus Road: Searching for a Father in a Mother’s Fading Memory, Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1996.
Knowles, Carrie. The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzheimer’s, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.
Miller, Sue. The Story of My Father – A Memoir, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
*Norris, Katie and Brush, Jennifer, Creative Connections in Dementia Care – Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication, Health Professions Press, 2015.
Peterson, Betsy. Voices of Alzheimer’s – Courage, Humor, Hope and Love in the Face of Dementia, Cambridge, Mass: DaCapo Press, 2004.
Snyder, Lisa. Speaking Our Minds: Personal Reflections from Individuals with Alzheimer’s, New York: W. H. Freeman & Co. 1999.
Brandeis, Gayle. The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide, Beacon Press, 2017.
Hayashi, Mary. Far from Home – Shattering the Myth of the Model Minority, by Mary Chung Hayashi, Irving Texas: Tapestry Press, 2003.
Heckler, Richard A. Waking Up Alive – The Descent, The Suicide Attempt and the Return to Life, New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1994.
Hines, Kevin Cracked, Not Broken – Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.
Keefe, Rachael, A. The Lifesaving Church – Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention, Chalice Press, 2018.
Vizzini, Ned. It’s Kind of a Funny Story, New York: Miramax Books, Hyperion, 2006. A novel about a teenager who has a suicidal episode and checks himself into a psychiatric hospital, where he discovers what happiness really is.
Burstow, B. & Weitz, D. Shrink resistant: The struggle against psychiatry in Canada, Vancouver, B.C.: New Star Books, 1988.
* Chamberlin, Judi. On Our Own-Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System, New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.
Clover, Escape from Psychiatry – The Autobiography of Clover, Rainbow Pots, 1999.
Dully, Howard, and Charles Fleming. My Lobotomy – A Memoir, New York: Crown Publishers, 2007.
Farber, Seth. Madness, Heresy, and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System, Open Court, 1998.
Grobe, Jeanine. Beyond Bedlam: Contemporary Women Psychiatric Survivors Speak Out, Third Side Press, 2000.
Mowbray, Carol T., Moxley, David P., Jasper, Colleen A. and Howell, Lisa L. Consumers as Providers in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, 1997.
Morrison, Linda. Talking back to psychiatry: The consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Nudel, Cassandra and Brenner, Ann, et. al. Ed. Firewalkers – madness, beauty and mystery, CreateSpace, 2010.
Oaks, David. “The Moral Imperative for Dialogue with Organizations of Survivors of Coerced Psychiatric Human Rights Violations”, Chapter 12 in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects, published on-line in March 2011. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002.
See the following bibliography for publications about psychiatric survivors:
Watters, Ethan. Crazy Like Us- The Globalization of the American Psyche , Free Press, 2010.
Ackerman, Diane. A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis, New York: Random House, Inc., 1997.
* Field, Joanna. A Life of One’s Own, Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1936.
* Ford, Elizabeth. Sometimes Amazing Things Happen, Regan Arts, April 2017.
Lerner-Wren, Judge Ginger and Eckland, Rebecca A. A Court of Refuge – Stories from the Bench of America’s First Mental Health Court, Beacon Press, 2018.
Manheimer, Eric MD. Twelve Patients – Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, 2012.
Montross, Christine, Falling Into the Fire – A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis, Penguin Press, 2013.
Mosher, Loren and Voyce Hendrix with Devorah C, Fort. Soteria- Through Madness to Deliverance, Xlibris, 2004.
* Okin, Robert L. Silent Voices – People with Mental Disorders on the Street, Golden Pine Press, 2014.
* Remen, Rachel Naomi. Kitchen Table Wisdom – Stories That Heal, New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.
* Rogers, Carl. On Becoming a Person – A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961.
Rubin, Lillian B. The Man with the Beautiful Voice – and more stories from the other side of the couch, Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.
Small, Gary and Vortan, Gigi. The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases, Harper Collins, 2010.
Spink, Kathryn. The Miracle, The Message, The Story – Jean Vanier and l’Arche, Mahwah, New Jersey: Hidden Spring, 2006.
van Dernoot Lipsky and Burk, Connie. Trauma Stewardship – An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.
Grob, Gerald N. Mental Institutions in America- Social Policy to 1875, New York: The Free Press, 1973.
Grob, Gerald N. Mental Illness and American Society, 1875-1940, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.
* Grob, Gerald N. The Mad Among Us – A History of the Care of America’s Mentally Ill, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1994.
Jaffe, DJ. Insane Consequences – How the Mental Health industry Fails the Mentally Ill, Prometheus Books, 2017.
Levine, Art. Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight, and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens, Overlook Press, 2017.
Lieberman, Jeffrey A. with Ogas Ogi. Shrinks – The Untold Story of Psychiatry, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Mora, George, M.D. “History of Psychiatry”, in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Edited by A.M. Freedman and Harold Kaplan, Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Co, 1967, pp 2-34.
* Powers, Ron. No One Cares About Crazy People – the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Hachette Books, 2017.
Stone, Michael, M.D. Healing the Mind – A History of Psychiatry from Antiquity to the Present, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.
Torrey, E. Fuller. American Psychosis – How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System, Oxford University Press, 2014.
Whitaker, Robert. Mad in America- Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, Cambridge: Perseus Publishing, 2001.
Whitaker, Robert. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, Crown, 2010.
Timeline of Psychology, published by AllPsych Online, the Virtual Psychology Classroom.
Timeline on Treatments for Mental Illness, published online by PBS.
* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mental Health – A Report of the Surgeon General, Center for Mental Health Services, Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999.
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