Reading about Mental Illness

reading01How much do you actually know about depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses you suffer from, or know people who suffer from them? Educating myself was a huge step towards recovery for me:

  • It gave me a better understanding of the causes of my illnesses
  • It resolved the question of “What’s wrong with me?”
  • It provided me with a platform of information from which I went on to seek treatment for my illnesses.

Buzzfeed has released a list of books about understanding mental illnesses and disorders, ranging from memoirs and novels to more self-help and informative books. I highly recommend reading through a few of them!

Click here for the full list of “31 Books That Will Help You Better Understand Mental Illness and Disorders.”

What books or articles have you read that have given you a better understanding of your mental health challenges? What aspects of these helped you? Share with our community in the comments.

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