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10 books about mental illness

Pick up one of these featured titles on mental illness in May 2021.

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There are hundreds of books published on mental illness. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Category: Girls & Women

This book was published 3 years ago by Ember and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.

No One Cares About Crazy People: My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America by Ron Powers

Category: Suicide

This book was published 3 years ago by Hachette Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

Personality Disorders and Mental Illnesses: The Truth About Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Narcissists by Clarence T. Rivers

Category: Personality

This book was published 7 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 4.9 hours to read.

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller

Category: Memoirs

This book was published 25 years ago by Grand Central Publishing and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Category: Suicide

This book was published 25 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.


Category: Canadian

This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 3.4 hours to read.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Category: Memoirs

This book was published 4 years ago by Flatiron Books and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness - An Insider's Warning to Consumers by Chuck Ruby

Category: Mental Health

This book was published last year by Clear Publishing and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

A NIGHT IN JAIL: A story about drugs and mental illness, inspired by true events by H.A. Swan

Category: Schizophrenia

This book was published 4 years ago by bowker and takes approximately 3.6 hours to read.

Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss by Patrick J. Kenny

Category: Grief & Bereavement

This book was published last year by Global Wellness Media / Strategic Edge Innovations Publishing and takes approximately 11.4 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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