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Books related to mental health - July 30th 2013, 06:48 AM

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Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations on books related to mental health?

Specifically related to time spent in the mental healthcare system, and/or psych wards?

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Re: Books related to mental health - July 30th 2013, 08:13 AM

It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini. This book is about a guy who spends some time in a psych ward. I haven't read it yet but the movie's pretty good so I'm expecting the book to be pretty good too.

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford is also on my to-read list and about a guy who ends up in a psych ward.

There's probably loads more but these are the two off the top of my head. There's a site called GoodReads.com where you can look up books so searching on there would give you lots of suggestions
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Re: Books related to mental health - July 30th 2013, 01:57 PM

I'm currently reading a book called Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan, it's nonfiction. I'm really, really enjoying it- basically, Susannah was experiencing all these intense and bizarre symptoms, but no one could figure out what was going on for a while.

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Re: Books related to mental health - July 30th 2013, 04:08 PM

Oh, I actually have a list of books to read about mental health. I'm currently reading It's Kind of a Funny Story - the one that Cara mentioned.

Also on my list (may or may not contain psych wards):
  • Sybil - Flora Rheta Schreiber
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Girl, interrupted - Susanna Kaysen

I'm fairly sure if you do a google search you can probably find some good ones. I hope this helped a bit!

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