“Part memoir, part cultural critique, part manifesto, Hysterical is a tour de force, a powerful response and critique of the subjugation of girls and women across all aspects of ou
“The people who hold the public purse strings and make decisions about funding mental healthcare and other social services need to read this outstanding book.”
On the cold night of January 8, 2014, 22-year-old Kait Leddy walked onto the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.
“a well-written, well-argued book about how we can make a real difference in preventing suicide by challenging the assumptions we have about why people kill themselves and addressing oursel
“The author knows that ‘to erase stigma, all of us—those in the medical community as well as laypeople—need to be less judgmental about mental illness in ourselves and in others and learn t
“Lithium provides the reader with an insightful look at the challenges facing the development of effective medications for the treatment of mental illness.”
Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.
“Into the Abyss paints a fascinating picture of the ties between mind and body and the complicated ways they interact.”
“Cahalan’s research is dogged and her narrative riveting, leading us from red herring to clue and back with the dexterity of the best mystery novelists.
“Emotions are not positive or negative but must be used appropriately in situations—through neither under- nor overuse—to be effective.”
“a profoundly intelligent book. Wang addresses complex issues with scientific literacy and personal openness. Her book is valuable . . .”
Many readers might assume that a book with the title The Voices Within would be a text about auditory hallucinations, which are almost always seen as negative symptoms of a mental illness.
“even the most horrifying and bizarre beliefs are not sign and symptom of an irreparably broken mind.”
Sheila Hamilton and her daughter Sophie suffered unimaginably and yet found their way to wholeness again. Both were entirely upended by the behavior and suicide of their husband and father, David.
“Sometimes it feels like Big Brother is watching—even when he’s not.”
“Hard to Love is a courageous endeavor that simplifies a very complex, enigmatic disorder and clarifies both symptoms and solutions.
“. . . one person’s life story about battling severe depression, alcoholism, and PTSD.”
“Forget what you’ve seen in those television dramas or on the big screen.”
“For those well versed in the world of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, for those who are students of Freud, and for those who know the historical players in this game, The L
“Parents of children who have been diagnosed as belonging to one of these groups and adults who have been living with any of these labels will find positive affirmation and encouraging advi