Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

Destigmatize mental illness and celebrate mental health with one of these books. Encompassing a broad range of genres, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

LOCAL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: 

This is One Way to Dance: Essays, by Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah's stories and essays have appeared  in The GuardianBrevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. The recipient of a 2018 NYFA fellowship in fiction, Sejal recently completed a story collection and is at work on a memoir about mental health. She lives in Rochester, New York.

 

 

Witness to Two Worlds: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder, Immigration, and Faith, by Giovanna Campomizzi May

Giovanna Campomizzi May is an Italian-American immigrant with bipolar disorder. She was a middle school science teacher for sixteen years, during which time she was honored in the Teacher Recognition Program by Canandaigua National Bank. She also served as the Religious Formation Coordinator with St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. An excerpt from her memoir was published in As You Were, The Military Review. Giovanna has a master's degree in Education and lives in Rochester, NY with her husband. They have three kids and six grandchildren.

 

Recovery from Unusual Attitudes, by Sarah Collins

 Sarah Collins is a copywriter and poet. Inspired by her personal journey with mental illness and radical conversion to Christianity, Recovery From Unusual Attitudes is Sarah’s debut poetry collection. She was born and raised in Central New York to Jamaican parents who emigrated to the United States in the early 1980s. Sarah studied Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She lives in the Greater Rochester Area with her husband Ed and their sweet, saucy house rabbits, Buddy and Birdie.

 

 

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind By Judson Brewer Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593330449
Published: Avery - March 9th, 2021

Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD By Allison Britz Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481489195
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression By Nana-Ama Danquah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393348750
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 1998

The Incredible Shrinking Woman By Athena Dixon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781952897030
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Published: Split/Lip Press - August 5th, 2020

Olive Witch: A Memoir By Abeer Y. Hoque Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9789351777007
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Published: Fourth Estate - February 7th, 2017

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Mother Noise: A Memoir By Cindy House Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982168759
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - May 17th, 2022

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Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399589102
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 20th, 2018

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN By Tara Brach Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522836
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Published: Penguin Life - December 29th, 2020

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

The Third Person By Emma Grove Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781770466159
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 3rd, 2022

A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention: Discovering the Beauty of My ADHD Mind - A Memoir By Rebecca Schiller Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615198801
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Published: The Experiment - April 26th, 2022

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair By Sarah Schulman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551526430
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

Miss Memory Lane: A Memoir By Colton Haynes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982176174
Published: Atria Books - May 31st, 2022

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Everything Is OK By Debbie Tung Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524863272
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 27th, 2022

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind By Judson Brewer Cover Image
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Published: Avery - March 9th, 2021

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays By Esmé Weijun Wang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well By James Allen Hall Cover Image
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Published: Cleveland State University Poetry Center - April 1st, 2017

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing By Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250223180
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - April 27th, 2021

No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) By Kate Bowler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593230770
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Published: Random House - September 28th, 2021

Madder: A Memoir in Weeds By Marco Wilkinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566896184
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 12th, 2021

Post-traumatic By Chantal V. Johnson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316264235
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 5th, 2022

Tweakerworld: A Memoir By Jason Yamas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951213701
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Published: Unnamed Press - March 7th, 2023

My Body Is a Book of Rules By Elissa Washuta Cover Image
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 12th, 2014

Alone with You in the Ether: A Love Story By Olivie Blake Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - November 29th, 2022

Heart Berries: A Memoir By Terese Marie Mailhot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091603
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Published: Counterpoint - April 9th, 2019

Acceptance: A Memoir By Emi Nietfeld Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489475
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Published: Penguin Press - August 2nd, 2022

The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You By Karla McLaren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781591797692
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Published: Sounds True - June 1st, 2010

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063072640
Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person By Anna Mehler Paperny Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781615194926
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Published: The Experiment - March 31st, 2020

This Is One Way to Dance: Essays By Sejal Shah Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780820357232
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression By Andrew Solomon Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781501123887
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Published: Scribner - May 19th, 2015

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays By Esmé Weijun Wang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting By Terrie M. Williams Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743298834
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Published: Scribner - January 6th, 2009

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing By Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250223180
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - April 27th, 2021