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Writing About Mental Health - Novels, poetry & memoirs about the experience of mental illness.

Related categories: Health & Wellbeing / Fiction / Poetry & Writing /
Related booklists: Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing - Memoirs, Mental Health in Fiction,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 84 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 It
    It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies): Inspirational people open up about their mental health - by Scarlett Curtis (Curator)

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241410882 | ISBN 10: 0241410886

    Last year, Scarlett Curtis and 52 inspirational women wrote an extraordinary anthology on what feminism means to them. The book went on to be a cultural phenomenon and turned the world Pink.  This year, it's Blue.   We are living in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story about Anxiety by Sarah Wilson
    First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story about Anxiety - by Sarah Wilson

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552175029 | ISBN 10: 0552175021

    "Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read."(Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck) If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me by Christopher Eccleston
    I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me - by Christopher Eccleston

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471176319 | ISBN 10: 1471176312

    Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends In The North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way – his father Ronnie. In I Love The Bones Of You, ... more

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  • Cover image of book We
    We've Been Too Patient: An Anthology of Voices from Radical Mental Health - by L. D. Green and Kelechi Ubozoh (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781623173616 | ISBN 10: 1623173612

    25 unflinching stories and essays from the front lines of the radical mental health movement.  Overmedication, police brutality, electroconvulsive therapy, involuntary hospitalization, traumas that lead to intense altered states and suicidal ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Come Alive Again by Beth McColl
    How to Come Alive Again - by Beth McColl

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527199 | ISBN 10: 1783527196

    You’re really depressed. That’s sad.  But it’s also okay. I don’t mean that like it’s great and you should just shrug and get out of my office. I don’t even have an office. I’m sitting on the floor eating a banana.  No, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
    Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527724 | ISBN 10: 1783527722

    A personal, passionate and practical guide to the mental health benefits of bird watching.  I broke down in 2013 and it nearly broke me. Shaking and hateful, I tried the things the doctor said I should. Yes - medication helped. Counselling wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sunny Side Up: A Story of Kindness and Joy by Susan Calman
    Sunny Side Up: A Story of Kindness and Joy - by Susan Calman

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473663886 | ISBN 10: 1473663881

    In 2017 Susan Calman danced her way into our hearts on Strictly Come Dancing. Her enthusiasm and absolute joy at being part of the show and learning to dance, brought sunshine into 11M homes every Saturday night.   Buoyed by the mental upgrade Susa ... 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 The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand
    The More You Ignore Me - by Jo Brand

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472254993 | ISBN 10: 1472254996

    The new hilarious, poignant and darkly comic novel by the Queen of Comedy.  A genuinely funny and original novel about mental illness, growing up and parental breakdown from much-loved comedienne Jo Brand.   Alice is five, and convince ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Future by Neil Hilborn
    The Future - by Neil Hilborn

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781943735310 | ISBN 10: 194373531x

    Filled with nostalgia, love, heartbreak, and the author’s signature wry examinations of mental health, Neil Hilborn’s second book helps explain what lives inside us, what we struggle to define. Written on the road over two years of touring, The F ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors)
    The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK - by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780992651442 | ISBN 10: 0992651441

    The Colour of Madness is a seminal anthology, comprised of poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs and art submitted by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those who are still navigating life with me ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - by Gail Honeyman

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008172145 | ISBN 10: 0008172145

    • Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017 • Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 • No.1 Sunday Times bestseller • Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell
    Chase the Rainbow - by Poorna Bell

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471160721 | ISBN 10: 1471160726

    An honest yet uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity.   Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a lov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boys Don
    Boys Don't Cry: A Story of Love, Depression and Men - by Tim Grayburn

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473636934 | ISBN 10: 1473636930

    A story that will help make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.   Meet Tim.   For nearly a decade Tim kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shamef ... more

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  • Cover image of book Larchfield by Polly Clark
    Larchfield - by Polly Clark

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786481955 | ISBN 10: 1786481952

    Winner of the MsLexia Prize, a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W. H. Auden.   It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Sco ... 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 Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton
    Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression - by Sally Brampton

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408897911 | ISBN 10: 1408897911

    Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Madhouse: An Insider
    Out of the Madhouse: An Insider's Guide to Managing Depression and Anxiety - by Michael Maitland and Iain Maitland

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785923517 | ISBN 10: 178592351x

    Once upon a time, there lived a happy family called the Maitlands. Iain, the father, was a writer. Tracey, the mother, worked at a nearby school. They had three bright and charming children, Michael, Sophie and Adam. It looked like the perfect family ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Anxiety: An Anthology by Various writers
    On Anxiety: An Anthology - by Various writers

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999877606 | ISBN 10: 1999877608

    On Anxiety is the first book produced by 3 of Cups Press, and was funded through Kickstarter in 2017.   Anxiety. Worry, fear, longing, impatience. One word can mean so many things, be it the medical term for a mental health condition or a col ... 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 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - by Gail Honeyman

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008172114 | ISBN 10: 0008172110

    Costa Book Awards Winner 2017.   Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the ... 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 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 In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
    In Gratitude - by Jenny Diski

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408879948 | ISBN 10: 1408879948

    The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness... I got a joke in. 'So � we'd better get cooking the meth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boys Don
    Boys Don't Cry - by Tim Grayburn

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473636903 | ISBN 10: 1473636906

    Boys Don't Cry is a book that will make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.   Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK. Depression and undiagnosed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Me, Myself and Them by Dan Mooney
    Me, Myself and Them - by Dan Mooney

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785079252 | ISBN 10: 1785079255

    Winner of the 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary   Struggling to cope with a tragic loss, Denis Murphy has learned to live a bit differently. Both his friends are used to it - the only problem is his monstrous housemates.  When his enigmatic ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    ‘Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our h ... 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 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

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473632042 | ISBN 10: 1473632048

    "Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up, Love"'"(Susan Calman) Susan Calman is a well known comedian ... 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 Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
    Girl in Pieces - by Kathleen Glasgow

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780749457 | ISBN 10: 1780749457

    A heartbreaking, triumphant, funny and hopeful story of one girl's battle with self harm.   Charlie Davis is in pieces. At seventeen, she's already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she's learned how to forget it through cutti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ballroom by Anna Hope
    The Ballroom - by Anna Hope

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780552779470 | ISBN 10: 0552779474

    A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016 "Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I’ve ever read."(DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife) "Compelling, elegant and insightful"(Observer) 1911: Inside an asylum at ... 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 Lucky by Professor Green
    Lucky - by Professor Green

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910536728 | ISBN 10: 1910536725

    It was never easy for Professor Green. Born into a tough Hackney estate and raised by his grandmother, the rapper was always learning the hard way whether at school, on the streets of east London or during impromptu freestyling shows at friends ho ... 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 Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss
    Signs for Lost Children - by Sarah Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847089137 | ISBN 10: 1847089135

    Only weeks into their marriage a young couple embark on a six-month period of separation. Tom Cavendish goes to Japan to build lighthouses and his wife Ally, Doctor Moberley-Cavendish, stays and works at the Truro asylum. As Ally plunges into the ins ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
    Reasons to Stay Alive - by Matt Haig

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782116820 | ISBN 10: 1782116826

    What does it mean to feel truly alive?   Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    A collection of writing, including letters, journalism, short stories, diary entries, blog posts, poems, tweets and spoken word - all winners of a competition run by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall, to celebrate World Menta ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, Paul Mertons weekly appearances on BBC1s Have I Got News For You as well as Radio 4s Just A Minute and his travel documentaries have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture in our live ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Dreams by Peter Reich
    A Book of Dreams - by Peter Reich

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784182700 | ISBN 10: 1784182702

    "'Cloudbusting' was inspired by a book that I found in a shop ...Written by a guy called Peter Reich, and it's called A Book of Dreams. And it's very unusual, beautiful book, written by this man through the eyes of himself when he was a child, lookin ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us and what it means to live with obsessive compulsive disorder. A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or st ... 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 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

    A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates fro ... 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 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

    A collection of writing, including letters, journalism, short stories, diary entries, blog posts, poems, tweets and spoken word - all winners of a competition run by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall, to celebrate World Menta ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
    My Age of Anxiety - by Scott Stossel

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099592068 | ISBN 10: 0099592061

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2015   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    On 25 February 1956, twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a party and immediately spotted Ted Hughes. The sensational aspects of the Plath-Hughes relationship have dominated the cultural landscape to such an extent that their story has take ... more

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  • Cover image of book HOAX Psychosis Blues by Ravi Thornton
    HOAX Psychosis Blues - by Ravi Thornton

    £23.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992906306 | ISBN 10: 099290630x

    Limited First Edition. Hardback. 1000 copies only produced, each hand-numbered and signed by the author.   Sales from this product will support mental health charities   Written by Ravi Thornton / Illustrated by Hannah Berry, Karrie Fra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
    Psychiatric Tales - by Darryl Cunningham

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906653309 | ISBN 10: 1906653305

    Psychiatric Tales delves inside the mysteries of mental disorders presenting explanations and recollections using the cartoonists own experiences as both a psychiatric and care nurse and as someone who himself has suffered from depression. Being ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art is an art theory book that explores the collision of human madness and spiritual awakening in art. It examines a condition of insanity that can be seen in most art movements throughout art ... 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 The Day Hospital by Sally Read
    The Day Hospital - by Sally Read

    £8.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249489 | ISBN 10: 185224948x

    Across one day in London, twelve elderly men and women sit in flats, walk, or wait, and speak about their histories, their hopes, their loves, their disappointments and griefs and above all seek to express who they are and what their life has been. ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780552158398 | ISBN 10: 0552158399

    The Ancient Greeks called it 'trauma'. During the First World War it was known as 'shellshock'. Only since Vietnam have we begun to understand the symptoms and causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And to realise that it threatens us all. From vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Henry
    Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story - by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847398598 | ISBN 10: 1847398596

    On a cold February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry waded into the lethally cold Newhaven estuary and almost drowned. The trees, he said, had told him to do it.   In Afghanistan, Patrick learned that Henry had been admitted to ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    While speaking at a memorial event for her father, the novelist Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Was it triggered by nerves, emotion - or something else entirely?  In this profoundly thought-provoking and revea ... 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 Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir by Terry Galloway
    Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir - by Terry Galloway

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780807073315 | ISBN 10: 0807073318

    When Terry Galloway was born on Halloween, no one knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system. After her family moved from Berlin, Germany, to Austin, Texas, hers became a deafening, hallucin ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    Our world is plagued by madness. With leaders bent on insane policies and too many citizens locked in crippling depression, normality seems elusive and questionable. Part travelogue, part indictment of mad medicine, Depresso is Tom Freeman's ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    £35.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780470683620 | ISBN 10: 0470683627

    Voices of Experience contains a wide range of stories written by mental health survivors. The narratives illustrate how survivors have developed self-management techniques and strategies for living which, together, offer a guide to anybody struggling ... 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 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 Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace
    Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family - by David Lovelace

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007281329 | ISBN 10: 0007281323

    David Lovelace, along his brother and both his parents, is bipolar. This is his extraordinary and vivid memoir of life within his memorable, maddening, loving and unique family.  Full Blown is Lovelace's poignant, humorous, and vivid account ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    A poignant account of the descent into madness of the author's teenage daughter.  One summer evening Michael Greenbergs daughter Sally was brought home by the police after rushing into a busy road in Greenwich Village, convinced she could ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book BrainBomb by Mark Fleming
    BrainBomb - by Mark Fleming

    £15.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847479334 | ISBN 10: 1847479332

    This felt like the ultimate bad acid trip. One moment I was lounging on my bed, gawking at a Siouxsie and the Banshees poster. Next I was screaming my lungs raw while head-butting Siouxsie Sioux.   BrainBomb is a novel telling the lurid sto ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sectioned: A Life Interrupted by John O
    Sectioned: A Life Interrupted - by John O

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780719520549 | ISBN 10: 0719520541

    'I'd been in Claybury for four months before I was given ECT. I was sixteen. The day I went down for it I was wearing a striped hospital dressing gown and yellow pyjamas. I'd been given the Last Rites.' John O'Donoghue was first admitted to Claybu ... 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 My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl
    My Mad Fat Diary - by Rae Earl

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340950944 | ISBN 10: 0340950943

    My Mad Fat Diary is now a major new comedy for E4! It's 1989 and Rae is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint off-green bath suite and a larder Rae can' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bi-Polar Expedition by Neil Walton
    Bi-Polar Expedition - by Neil Walton

    £10.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781847471239 | ISBN 10: 1847471234

    With this book about severe bi-polar disorder, Neil Walton gives the reader a real insight into what it is like to live with this common, yet misunderstood and often seriously debilitating illness.  Neil's life has been something of a journey of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dahlia Season: Stories and a Novella by Myriam Gurba
    Dahlia Season: Stories and a Novella - by Myriam Gurba

    £13.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781933149165 | ISBN 10: 1933149167

    Chicana. Goth. Dykling. Desiree Garcia knows she's weird and a weirdo magnet. To extinguish her strangeness, her parents ship her to St Michael's Catholic High School, then to Mexico, but neurology can't be snuffed out so easily: screwy brain chemist ... 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 Billy, Come Home by Mary Rose Callaghan
    Billy, Come Home - by Mary Rose Callaghan

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780863223662 | ISBN 10: 0863223664

    A compelling, dramatic story of schizophrenia, murder and the rush to judgement; a story of prejudice and consequent tragedy. A teenage girl is brutally murdered, and Billy, a schizophrenic, is accused. With its echoes of cases such as the Jill D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
    Eye Contact - by Cammie McGovern

    £18.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141024981 | ISBN 10: 0141024984

    For nine years Adam has been the centre of his mother Cara's world. And, she thinks, she has been the centre of his. Until the day he disappears. When he is found in the woods behind his school, beside the body of a little girl whom Cara has never h ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    James Bailey suffered from a bizarre and debilitaing form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He was acutely anxious about mind-altering drugs getting into his system and warping his behaviour. Paranoid questions would routinely plague him. Were ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker
    Hallucinating Foucault - by Patricia Duncker

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747585152 | ISBN 10: 0747585156

    In this ravishing tale of sexual and textual obsession, the young unnamed narrator sets forth from Cambridge on a quest. He is to rescue the subject of his doctoral research, Paul Michel, the brilliant but mad writer, from incarceration in a mental i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doctor Salt by Gerard Donovan
    Doctor Salt - by Gerard Donovan

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780743263597 | ISBN 10: 0743263596

    'Feeling left out of the party? Innevitably disappointed? You may be suffering from Seasonal Anxiety Disorder, or SAD. A product has been developed that may alleviate the effects...' Sunless has his problems - don't we all these days? - but at l ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Flew Over the Cuckoo
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - by Ken Kesey

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141187884 | ISBN 10: 0141187883

    Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time.  Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inh ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099450252 | ISBN 10: 0099450259

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective - and narrator - is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a great deal about maths and very little ab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poems From the Madhouse by Sandy Jeffs
    Poems From the Madhouse - by Sandy Jeffs

    £9.95   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781876756345 | ISBN 10: 1876756349

    Sandy Jeffs had her first psychotic episode when she was twenty three, and since then has had a long struggle with schizophrenia requiring many hospitalisations. In Poems From the Madhouse she invites the reader into the paradoxical world of insanity ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    £15.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780465082278 | ISBN 10: 0465082270

    Fourteen-year-old Kenneth Steele was listening to the radio at his home in Connecticut when he first heard the voices. Like Nobel-Prize winning mathematician John Nash - whose life story has been immortalized in A Beautiful Mind - Steele was to spend ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fat Lady Sings by Jacqueline Roy
    The Fat Lady Sings - by Jacqueline Roy

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780704347113 | ISBN 10: 0704347113

    Two British women of Jamaican descent are confined to a psychiatric unit. One is prone to mood swings and sudden bursts of loud public singing; the other hears voices in her head. Both are considered 'mad'. As this remarkable and powerful story unfol ... 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 Prozac Highway by Persimmon Blackbridge
    Prozac Highway - by Persimmon Blackbridge

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780714530598 | ISBN 10: 071453059x

    "When your car is spinning out of control heading for the guard rail, you have all the time in the world." Losing her nerve and burning out fast, hardcore lesbian performance artists Jam has trouble coping with the outside world. Her best friend ... more

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