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Boys Don Boys Don't Cry
by Tim Grayburn
£16.99   hardback   (2017)
ISBN 13: 9781473636903 | ISBN 10: 1473636906
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Me, Myself and Them by Dan Mooney Me, Myself and Them
by Dan Mooney
£9.99   paperback   (2017)
ISBN 13: 9781785079252 | ISBN 10: 1785079255
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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
£14.99   hardback   (2017)
ISBN 13: 9780241283950 | ISBN 10: 0241283957
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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant
by Kyo Maclear
£12.99   hardback   (2017)
ISBN 13: 9780008209285 | ISBN 10: 0008209286
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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
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Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
by Susan Calman
£8.99   paperback   (2017)
ISBN 13: 9781473632042 | ISBN 10: 1473632048
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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
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Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon Mad Girl
by Bryony Gordon
£7.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781472232090 | ISBN 10: 1472232097
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Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow Girl in Pieces
by Kathleen Glasgow
£7.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781780749457 | ISBN 10: 1780749457
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The Ballroom by Anna Hope The Ballroom
by Anna Hope
£7.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9780552779470 | ISBN 10: 0552779474
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The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis The Mind Thief
by Maria Katsonis
£9.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781785630194 | ISBN 10: 1785630199
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Lucky by Professor Green Lucky
by Professor Green
£8.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781910536728 | ISBN 10: 1910536725
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Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy
by Jenny Lawson
£8.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781447238348 | ISBN 10: 1447238346
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In Gratitude by Jenny Diski In Gratitude
by Jenny Diski
£16.99   hardback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781408879900 | ISBN 10: 1408879905
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Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss Signs for Lost Children
by Sarah Moss
£8.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781847089137 | ISBN 10: 1847089135
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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig
£7.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781782116820 | ISBN 10: 1782116826
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Mental Health and Me: 2015 by Various authors Mental Health and Me: 2015
by Various authors
£2.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781910580097 | ISBN 10: 1910580090
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Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography by Paul Merton Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography
by Paul Merton
£7.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780091949341 | ISBN 10: 0091949343
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The Man Who Couldn The Man Who Couldn't Stop: The Truth About OCD
by David Adam
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781447277682 | ISBN 10: 1447277686
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A Book of Dreams by Peter Reich A Book of Dreams
by Peter Reich
£12.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781784182700 | ISBN 10: 1784182702
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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
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Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis
by Christine Montross
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781780746418 | ISBN 10: 1780746415
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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison An Unquiet Mind
by Kay Redfield Jamison
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781447275282 | ISBN 10: 1447275284
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Mental Health and Me: 2014 by Various authors Mental Health and Me: 2014
by Various authors
£2.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781910580011 | ISBN 10: 1910580015
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My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel My Age of Anxiety
by Scott Stossel
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780099592068 | ISBN 10: 0099592061
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Mad Girl Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted
by Andrew Wilson
£9.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780857205896 | ISBN 10: 0857205897
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HOAX Psychosis Blues by Ravi Thornton HOAX Psychosis Blues
by Ravi Thornton
£23.99   hardback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780992906306 | ISBN 10: 099290630x
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Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham Psychiatric Tales
by Darryl Cunningham
£10.99   paperback   (2013)
ISBN 13: 9781906653309 | ISBN 10: 1906653305
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The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art by Patrick Howe The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art
by Patrick Howe
£10.99   paperback   (2013)
ISBN 13: 9781780996455 | ISBN 10: 1780996454
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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me
by Ellen Forney
£12.99   paperback   (2013)
ISBN 13: 9781472106896 | ISBN 10: 147210689x
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The Day Hospital by Sally Read The Day Hospital
by Sally Read
£8.95   paperback   (2012)
ISBN 13: 9781852249489 | ISBN 10: 185224948x
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Trauma: From Lockerbie to 7/7: How Trauma Affects Our Minds and How We Fight Back by Professor Gordon Turnbull Trauma: From Lockerbie to 7/7: How Trauma Affects Our Minds and How We Fight Back
by Professor Gordon Turnbull
£9.99   paperback   (2012)
ISBN 13: 9780552158398 | ISBN 10: 0552158399
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Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest Your Voice in My Head
by Emma Forrest
£7.99   paperback   (2012)
ISBN 13: 9781408822067 | ISBN 10: 1408822067
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Henry Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story
by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn
£8.99   paperback   (2011)
ISBN 13: 9781847398598 | ISBN 10: 1847398596
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The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves
by Siri Hustvedt
£8.99   paperback   (2011)
ISBN 13: 9780340998779 | ISBN 10: 0340998776
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Paradoxical Undressing by Kristin Hersh Paradoxical Undressing
by Kristin Hersh
£8.99   paperback   (2011)
ISBN 13: 9781848872394 | ISBN 10: 1848872399
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The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir by Joanne Limburg The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir
by Joanne Limburg
£8.99   paperback   (2011)
ISBN 13: 9781843547037 | ISBN 10: 1843547031
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Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir by Terry Galloway Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir
by Terry Galloway
£12.99   paperback   (2011)
ISBN 13: 9780807073315 | ISBN 10: 0807073318
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Depresso - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers! by Brick Depresso - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers!
by Brick
£12.99   paperback   (2010)
ISBN 13: 9780861661701 | ISBN 10: 0861661702
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Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors by Thurstine Basset  and Theo Stickley Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors
by Thurstine Basset and Theo Stickley
£29.99   paperback   (2010)
ISBN 13: 9780470683620 | ISBN 10: 0470683627
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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
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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
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Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Memoir of Love and Madness
by Michael Greenberg
£8.99   paperback   (2010)
ISBN 13: 9781408800799 | ISBN 10: 1408800799
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Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family
by David Lovelace
£7.99   paperback   (2010)
ISBN 13: 9780007281329 | ISBN 10: 0007281323
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Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin by Norah Vincent Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin
by Norah Vincent
£8.99   paperback   (2010)
ISBN 13: 9780099513438 | ISBN 10: 0099513439
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BrainBomb by Mark Fleming BrainBomb
by Mark Fleming
£15.00   paperback   (2009)
ISBN 13: 9781847479334 | ISBN 10: 1847479332
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The Dark Threads by Jean Davison The Dark Threads
by Jean Davison
£7.99   paperback   (2009)
ISBN 13: 9781906373597 | ISBN 10: 1906373590
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Sectioned: A Life Interrupted by John O Sectioned: A Life Interrupted
by John O
£7.99   paperback   (2009)
ISBN 13: 9780719520549 | ISBN 10: 0719520541
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Their Untold Stories by Edited by Ntombenhle Protasia and Khoti Torkington Their Untold Stories
by Edited by Ntombenhle Protasia and Khoti Torkington
£19.99   paperback   (2009)
ISBN 13: 9780946057900 | ISBN 10: 0946057907
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You Don You Don't Have to be Famous to Have Manic Depression: The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health
by Jeremy Thomas and Tony Hughes
£10.00   paperback   (2008)
ISBN 13: 9780141032177 | ISBN 10: 0141032170
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My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl My Mad Fat Diary
by Rae Earl
£7.99   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9780340950944 | ISBN 10: 0340950943
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Bi-Polar Expedition by Neil Walton Bi-Polar Expedition
by Neil Walton
£10.00   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9781847471239 | ISBN 10: 1847471234
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Dahlia Season: Stories and a Novella by Myriam Gurba Dahlia Season: Stories and a Novella
by Myriam Gurba
£9.99   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9781933149165 | ISBN 10: 1933149167
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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
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Billy, Come Home by Mary Rose Callaghan Billy, Come Home
by Mary Rose Callaghan
£10.99   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9780863223662 | ISBN 10: 0863223664
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Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern Eye Contact
by Cammie McGovern
£6.99   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9780141024981 | ISBN 10: 0141024984
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Man, Interrupted: Welcome to the Bizarre World of OCD, Where Once More is Never Enough by James Bailey Man, Interrupted: Welcome to the Bizarre World of OCD, Where Once More is Never Enough
by James Bailey
£7.99   paperback   (2007)
ISBN 13: 9781845962142 | ISBN 10: 1845962141
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey
£7.99   paperback   (2006)
ISBN 13: 9780141024875 | ISBN 10: 0141024879
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Alice in the Looking Glass: A Mother and Daughter Alice in the Looking Glass: A Mother and Daughter's Experience of Anorexia
by Jo and Alice Kingsley
£7.99   paperback   (2006)
ISBN 13: 9780749926908 | ISBN 10: 0749926902
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Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker Hallucinating Foucault
by Patricia Duncker
£7.99   paperback   (2006)
ISBN 13: 9780747585152 | ISBN 10: 0747585156
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Doctor Salt by Gerard Donovan Doctor Salt
by Gerard Donovan
£7.99   paperback   (2006)
ISBN 13: 9780743263597 | ISBN 10: 0743263596
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
£6.99   paperback   (2004)
ISBN 13: 9780099450252 | ISBN 10: 0099450259
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Poems From the Madhouse by Sandy Jeffs Poems From the Madhouse
by Sandy Jeffs
£6.95   paperback   (2003)
ISBN 13: 9781876756345 | ISBN 10: 1876756349
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The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope by Ken Steele and Claire Berman The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope
by Ken Steele and Claire Berman
£11.99   paperback   (2002)
ISBN 13: 9780465082278 | ISBN 10: 0465082270
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The Fat Lady Sings by Jacqueline Roy The Fat Lady Sings
by Jacqueline Roy
£6.99   paperback   (2001)
ISBN 13: 9780704347113 | ISBN 10: 0704347113
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen
£7.99   paperback   (2000)
ISBN 13: 9781860497926 | ISBN 10: 1860497926
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Prozac Highway by Persimmon Blackbridge Prozac Highway
by Persimmon Blackbridge
£8.99   paperback   (1999)
ISBN 13: 9780714530598 | ISBN 10: 071453059x
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