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Mental Health & Women -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / Health & Wellbeing /
Related booklists: Mental Health, Mental Health, Equality & Racism, Manic Depression,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 28 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Hormonal: A Conversation About Women
    Hormonal: A Conversation About Women's Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard - by Eleanor Morgan

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349011394 | ISBN 10: 0349011397

    Hormonal explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate sti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
    Heart Berries: A Memoir - by Terese Marie Mailhot

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526604507 | ISBN 10: 1526604507

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Whiting Award for Non-Fiction Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick   Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in the Pac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women and Madness (Revised & Updated) by Phyllis Chesler
    Women and Madness (Revised & Updated) - by Phyllis Chesler

    £19.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781641600361 | ISBN 10: 1641600365

    Phyllis Chesler's pioneering book Women and Madness remains startlingly relevant today, over 30 years since its initial publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from my Bipolar Life by Ellen Forney
    Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from my Bipolar Life - by Ellen Forney

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781683961017 | ISBN 10: 1683961013

    Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock S ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Beginner
    A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind - by Emily Reynolds

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473635630 | ISBN 10: 1473635632

    A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.  Emily Reynolds is mad. After years of trying - and failing - to cope with her symptoms, she was finally d ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas by Lucy Nichol
    A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas - by Lucy Nichol

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911246657 | ISBN 10: 1911246658

    From a young age, Lucy Nichol has always been on edge. Whether it’s because of her fear of beards, a general sense that she can catch a disease from anything, or the belief that she’s going to throw up at any given moment, she’s never really fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li
    Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life - by Yiyun Li

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241978665 | ISBN 10: 0241978661

    A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum by Dr Judy Eaton
    A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum - by Dr Judy Eaton

    £18.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785920929 | ISBN 10: 1785920928

    This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in g ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Sad Feminist by Megan Beech
    You Sad Feminist - by Megan Beech

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911570103 | ISBN 10: 1911570102

    How do you feel empowered when depression leaves you powerless? How do you promote self-esteem when your internal critic always shouts the loudest? How do you change the world when you can't get out of bed?   In the second collection by t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression by Jay Griffiths
    Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression - by Jay Griffiths

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241972045 | ISBN 10: 0241972043

    A stark and lyrical account of the psyche in crisis from the author of Kith.   Tristimania tells the story of a devastating year-long episode of manic depression, culminating in a long solo pilgrimage across Spain. Recording the experience of mani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Shift: An Insight into Depression That Words Often Struggle to Reach by Debi Gliori
    Night Shift: An Insight into Depression That Words Often Struggle to Reach - by Debi Gliori

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781471406232 | ISBN 10: 1471406237

    "Debi Gliori is amazing. Her pictures offer people an insight into depression that words often struggle to reach. She makes visible the invisible. And I for one want to thank her for that."(Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive) W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
    Mad Girl - by Bryony Gordon

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472232090 | ISBN 10: 1472232097

    "I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way"(Matt Haig) Bryony Gordon has OCD.   It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis
    The Mind Thief - by Maria Katsonis

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785630194 | ISBN 10: 1785630199

    "In the space of five years, I went from graduating at Harvard to becoming a psychiatric patient. I overcame the stranglehold of depression and chose not to die. Instead, I embraced life only to discover I am a good Greek girl at heart, albeit an unc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
    Furiously Happy - by Jenny Lawson

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447238348 | ISBN 10: 1447238346

    For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened... In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson regaled readers with up ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope by Nancy Tucker
    The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope - by Nancy Tucker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785780417 | ISBN 10: 1785780417

    When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didnt know why, she wrote: I want to be thin. Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor
    The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times - by Barbara Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241951828 | ISBN 10: 0241951828

    The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system.  A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE  In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
    An Unquiet Mind - by Kay Redfield Jamison

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447275282 | ISBN 10: 1447275284

    A definitive examination of manic depression.  With an introduction by Andrew Solomon "It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty."(Oliver Sacks) I was used to my mind being my best f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney
    Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me - by Ellen Forney

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781472106896 | ISBN 10: 147210689x

    A humorous, insightful and occasionally outrageous graphic memoir of an artist suffering from (but enjoying) bipolar disorder. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suffering from (but enjoying) extreme ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull
    Hysteria: The Disturbing History - by Andrew Scull

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199692989 | ISBN 10: 019969298x

    The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women - or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of Hysteria - an illness that disappeared ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir by Joanne Limburg
    The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir - by Joanne Limburg

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843547037 | ISBN 10: 1843547031

    An intensely honest, riveting and surprisingly witty literary memoir of one woman's life as a sufferer of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  Joanne Limburg thinks things she doesnt want to think, and does things she doesnt want to do. As a ... more

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  • Cover image of book What it Feels Like to Be Me by Jenny Salaman Manson
    What it Feels Like to Be Me - by Jenny Salaman Manson

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846943621 | ISBN 10: 1846943620

    This book is about being alone in our heads. It gives a rare glimpse of what other people feel like: to read it is to reflect on our own experience of being.   People hide behind their appearance in order to get by in the world. In this book ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to the Jungle by Hilary Smith
    Welcome to the Jungle - by Hilary Smith

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781573244725 | ISBN 10: 1573244724

    "When I was diagnosed at age 19, my parents went to a bookstore and bought me a pile of books about bipolar. I threw them away in disgust (actually, exchanged them for books of poetry) not because I wasnt curious about bipolar, but because all the ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Angel at My Table by Janet Frame
    An Angel at My Table - by Janet Frame

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086238 | ISBN 10: 1844086232

    After being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, Janet Frame spent several years in psychiatric institutions. She escaped undergoing a lobotomy when it was discovered that she had just won a national literary prize. She then went on to b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dark Threads by Jean Davison
    The Dark Threads - by Jean Davison

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906373597 | ISBN 10: 1906373590

    Teenage life in the swinging sixties, hanging out in coffee bars talking fashion and pop music, who could wish for more? But in August 1968, growing pains started to kick hard for 18-year-old office worker Jean Davison and adolescent idealism quickly ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sunlight on the Garden: A Family in Love, War and Madness by Elizabeth Speller
    The Sunlight on the Garden: A Family in Love, War and Madness - by Elizabeth Speller

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781862079250 | ISBN 10: 1862079250

    In 1880 Ada Curtis bore Gerald Howard the first of several illegitimate children. Ada was a housemaid, the daughter of a Lincolnshire butcher. Gerald was her employer and the son of a once-grand family now obsessed with its own threadbare nobility. T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law by Hallie Ludsin and Lisa Vetten
    Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law - by Hallie Ludsin and Lisa Vetten

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781770090545 | ISBN 10: 1770090541

    Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (that initiated the Justice for Women Campaign which seeks to promote the just and equitable treatment of battered women who have killed their abusive partners) and endorsed by the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
    Girl, Interrupted - by Susanna Kaysen

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781860497926 | ISBN 10: 1860497926

    In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psyc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminist Groupwork by Sandra E Butler & Claire Wintram
    Feminist Groupwork - by Sandra E Butler & Claire Wintram

    £32.99   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780803982109 | ISBN 10: 0803982100

    Feminist Groupwork explores the purposes, practice and effectiveness of groupwork with women, drawing upon the authors' own involvement in setting up and running community-based women's groups.   The book offers clear accounts of the structure ... more

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