Best reads 2016: Mental illnesses

I love to read books about mental illnesses. The fact that I have been diagnosed with a few probably explains why. But we all know that, unfortunately, not all books handles that subject well. Here are my favourites of this year that does handles it well, which I think everyone should read at least once in their life.

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

  • PTSD

 

Challenger deep by Neal Shusterman

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“So what happens when your universe begins to get off balance, and you don’t have any experience with bringing it back to center? All you can do is fight a losing battle, waiting for those walls to collapse, and your life to become one huge mystery ashtray.”

  • Schizophrenia

 

The bell jar by Sylvia Plath

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“But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defenseless that I couldn’t do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn’t in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”

  • endogenous depression, Suicide

 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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“The trouble is, depression doesn’t come with handy symptoms like spots and a temperature, so you don’t realize it at first. You keep saying “I’m fine” to people when you’re not fine. You think you SHOULD be fine. You keep saying to yourself: “Why aren’t I fine?”

  • Social Anxiety

 

The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness

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“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But Michael, you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumour.”

  • Depression, eating disorders, anxiety

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

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“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”

  • Psychosis, depression

 

 


Céline. ❤

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5 thoughts on “Best reads 2016: Mental illnesses

  1. amortalreader1 says:

    Great Post!
    I’ve read Finding Audrey and having Anxiety myself, I LOVED it. Its a book I think really offers an insight to those that don’t suffer from anxiety themselves to get an idea of what daily life is like for us. Of course everyone is different but her struggles to leave the house felt like my own.
    I’ve also read Perks of being a Wallflower and that was brilliant. Great choices, I must check out the others on your list!

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    • booksoverhumans says:

      Yes Finding Audrey is a great book for people who don’t know what it is like to live with anxiety indeed!! I could relate with many stuff as well. The perks is my absolute favourite actually, I always read it over and over again when I’m having a hard time. Thank you so much!

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