Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Go Green and Celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month so I’ve put together a list of non-fiction, memoir and fiction list for everyone to enjoy. I’ve also added a publisher’s list for those who are looking for more reading material and/or writers to submit their work to. Go Green and celebrate this month by reading more on mental illness and strengthen your awareness!

For Non-fiction:

Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: a 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability by: Julie Fast and John Preston, PsyD (2006) Surviving

Schizophrenia, 6th Edition: A Family Manual by: E. Fuller Torrey (2013)

The Skipping Stone: The Rippling Effect of Mental Illness in the Family by: Mona Wasow (1995)

Hidden Victims Hidden Healers: An Eight-Stage Healing Process For Families And Friends Of The Mentally Ill by: Julie Tallard Johnson (2007)

For Memoirs
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by: Marya Hornbacher
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by: William Styron
Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl by: Stacy Pershall Manic: A Memoir by: Julia Hoban
For the full list please visit the Goodreads shelves on Mental Illness Books

For selected fiction, Stephanie Kuehn has put together a great list on YA Highway with categories including: Depression and Suicide, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Bipolar and Thought Disorders, PTSD/Complex PTSD and Impulse Control/Self Harm

And for those who are looking for publishers dedicated to publishing books on mental illness whether it’s for more reading material or somewhere to submit your book to, here is a short list of some places (NF: non-fiction, F: fiction):

Free Spirit Publishing: NF
Impact Publishers: NF
Beyond Words: F, NF
HCI Books: F, NF
Magination Press: F, NF
Zest Books: NF
Youthlight: NF
Rosen Young Adult: NF
New Harbinger Publications: F, NF

All publishers listed you can submit to directly without an agent. Enjoy!

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