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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330449
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Published: Avery - March 9th, 2021

Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD 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 Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393348750
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 1998

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

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

Mother Noise: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982168759
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - May 17th, 2022

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Heavy: An American Memoir 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 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399589102
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 20th, 2018

The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781591797692
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Published: Sounds True - June 1st, 2010

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063072640
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Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781615194926
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Published: The Experiment - March 31st, 2020

This Is One Way to Dance: Essays Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780820357232
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Cover Image
$20.00
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 Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743298834
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Published: Scribner - January 6th, 2009

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