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Books on Mental Illnesses

(Also find NAMI Minnesota Booklets or NAMI Minnesota DVDs.)

Listed Alphabetically by Subject

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – Edmund J. Bourne
Anxiety & Stress, A Self-Help Book – Susan Lark, M.D.
Beyond Anxiety & Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide – Edmund J. Bourne
Calming Your Anxious Mind, How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear & Panic – Jeffrey Brantley, M.D.
The Chemistry of Calm – Henry Emmons, M.D.
Coping with Anxiety, 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry – Edmund Bournes, Ph.D. & Lorna Garano
Don’t Panic, Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks – Wilson, R. Reid, Ph.D.
Disorder & Agoraphobia: A Guide – J.H. Griest & J.W. Jefferson
Embracing the Fear, Learning to Manage Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Judith Bemis & Amr Barrada, Ph.D.
Getting Old Without Getting Anxious – Peter V. Rabins, M.D. & Lynn Lauber
Helping your Anxious Child – Ronald Rapee, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham & Ann Wignaff Panic
Hope and Help for Your Nerves – Claire Weekes, M.D.
Managing Your Anxiety, Regaining Control when You’re Stressed, Helpless and Alone – Christopher McCullough, Ph.D. & Robert Woods Mann
Master Your Panic and Take Back Your Life – Denise Beckfield, Ph.D.
The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life – Susan M. Orsillo, Ph.D. & Lizabeth Roemer, Ph.D.
No Need to Fear: Overcoming Panic Disorder – Koz Christopher
Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Phobias, New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear – Shirley Babior, LICSW, MFCC & Carol Goldman, LICSW
Overcoming the Fear of Fear: How to Reduce Anxiety Sensitivity – Margo Watts, Ph.D. & Sherry Steward, Ph.D.
Panic Free – Lynn Freeman, Ph.D.
Peace from Nervous Suffering – Claire Weekes, M.D.
The Peace of Mind Prescription – Charney & Nemeroff
The Power of Acceptance, Finding Peace from Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Judith Bemis
Triumph Over Fear, Help & Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Phobias – Jerilyn Ross

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar 101 – Ruth White
The Bipolar Child – Dr, Demtri Papolos & Janice Papolos
Bipolar in Childhood and Adolescence – Barbara Gellar
Bipolar Disorder for Dummies – C. Fink & J. Kraynak
Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide – David Miklowitz
A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness – Patty Duke
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder – M.R. Basco & A.J. Rush
The Dark Side of Innocence- Growing up Bipolar – Terri Cheney
If your Child is Bipolar – Cindy Singer & Sheryl Gurrentz
Living well with bipolar disorder: What your doctor doesn’t tell you that you need to know – J. McManamy
Madness: A Bipolar Life – Marya Hornbacher
Manic Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and recurrent depression – F. Goodwin
New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder – Boris Birmaher
New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder – J.Fawcett & B. Golden
Perfect Chaos: A Journey to Recovery and Empowerment – Linea & Cinda Johnson
God Place Her in My Path: Lessons Learned from the Furnace of Bipolar Disorder – Dorothy Ruppert
Scattershot: My Bipolar Family – D. Lovelace
Surviving Manic Depression – E. Fuller Torrey
Touched With Fire – Kay Redfield Jamison
An Unquiet Mind – Kay Redfield Jamison Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder – Shari Manning
Welcome to the Jungle – Hilary Smith
When the Thief Strikes – Pat Day (Minnesota Author)

Borderline Personality Disorder
Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder – Marsha Linehan
Borderline Mother – Christine Ann Lawson
Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified – Robert Friedel
Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment – P. D. Hoffman & P. Steiner-Grossman
Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools – Randi Kreger
The High Couple – Alan Fruzzetti
Lost in the Mirror – Richard Moskovitz
Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship – Shari Y. Manning, Ph.D.
New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder – Villagran & Porr
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide – Valerie Porr
Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder – Gunderson & Hoffman

Children & Adolescents
All About My Brother – Sarah Peralta Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet – Catherine DePino
Blue Bottle Mystery – Kathy Hoopmann
The Boy Who Didn’t Want to be Sad – Dr. Rob Goldblatt, Psy. D.
Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger’s Syndrome – Sam Frender
The Care & Keeping of You – Valorie Schaefer & Josee Masse
Catch a Falling Star: A Tale from Iris the Dragon Series – Gayle Grass
Cory Stories – Jeanne Kraus
The Crazy Man – Pamela Porter
Darcy and the Firefly Festival – Lisa Lewandowski
Define Normal – Julie Anne Peters
Detour: My Bipolar Roundtrip in 4-D– Lizzie Simon
Different Croaks for Different Folks – Midori Ochiai
Edward the Crazy Man – Marie Day
Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People who have Brothers or Sisters with Autism – Fiona Beach
The Explosive Child: A new approach for understanding and parenting – Ross Greene
Joey Pigza Loses Control – Jack Gantos
Joey Pigza Swallows the Key – Jack Gantos Lise and the Lacemaker – Kathy Hoopmann
Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs: A Book for Sibs – Donald J. Meyer
Looking after Louise – Lesley Ely & Polly Dunbar
Matt the Moody Hermit Crab – Caroline McGee
Mind Race – Patrick Jamieson
Monochrome Days: A First-Hand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Depression –  Cait Irwin & Dwight Evans
My Friend Isabelle – Eliza Woloson
Of Mice and Aliens – Kathy Hoopmann
Oh Brother – Natalie Hale
Please Stop Smiling – Carlson & Carlson
Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids – Mary Ann McDonnell & Janet Wozniak
Rues – Cynthia Lord
Siblings Coming Unstuck and Putting Back the Pieces – Kate Strohom
The Sibling Slam Book—Don Meyer
A Smart Girls Guide to Liking Yourself, Even on Bad Days – Laurie Zeilinger & Jennifer Kalis
Stop Pretending – Sones, Sonya
Storm in My Brain – Bipolar Alliance (PDF, here)
A Terrible Thing Happened – Margaret Holmes
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD – John F. Taylor, Ph.D.
Treating the Explosive Child – Ross Greene
Swallow the Ocean – Laura Flynn
Views from Our Shoes – Don Meyer
When Mommy Get Mad – Bebe Moore Campbell
When Nothing Matters Anymore – Bev Cobain
Wishing on the Midnight Star – Nancy Ogaz
Wishing Wellness – Lisa Ann Clarke

Blackbox – Julie Schumaker
Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting  – Terrie Williams
Childhood Depression Sourcebook—Jeffrey Miller
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression – W. J. Knaus
Darkness Visible — William Styron
The Depression Workbook – Mary Ellen Copeland
Helping your Depressed Teenager – Gerald D. Oster & Sarah S. Montgomery
How You Can Survive When They're Depressed – Anne Sheffield
Living without Depression and Manic Depression: A workbook for maintaining mood stability – Mary Ellen Copeland
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of depression – Andrew Solomon
On The Edge of Darkness – Kathy Cronkite
Out of the Darkened Room: When a Parent is Depressed – William Beardslee
Overcoming Depression – D.F. Papolos & J. Papolos
Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression – H. Kepolewicz
10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques – Margaret Wehrenberg
Understanding Depression: What we know and what you can do about it – J.R. Depaulo
What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed – Mitch Golant
When Someone You Love is Depressed – Laura Epstein Rosen & Xavier Francisco Amador
Will’s Choice, a Suicidal Teen and Depression – Gail Griffith

Dual Diagnosis
Beautiful Boy – David Sheff
Dual Diagnosis of major mental illness and substance disorder – K. Minkoff & R. Drake
Lives at Risk: Understanding and Treating Young People with Dual Disorders – Hilary Ryglewicz & Bert Pepper
Sane – Marya Hornbacher
You Mean I Don’t Have to Feel This Way? – Colette Dowling

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing – Judith Rapoport
Brain Lock – Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Compulsive Disorder Theory and Management – M. Jenike, L. Baer, and W. Minichiello
Living with Severe OCD – Marie Gius
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Help for Children and Adolescents – Mitzi Waltz & James Claiborn
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: New Help for the Family – Herbert Gravitz
Obsessive Tormenting Thoughts & Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – I. Osborn
The OCD Workbook – Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick
Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Fielzher Wortmann (Children)
What to do when your child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Dr. Aureen Pinto Wagner

Parents of Children- Look at specific diagnosis for additional children’s books.
Acquainted with the Night – Paul Raeburn
Asperger’s and Girls – Tony Attwood
The Elephant in the Playroom: a collection of stories written by parents – Denise Brody
Learned Optimism (how to change your mind and your life) – Martin Seligman
Planning for the Future: Providing a meaningful life for a child with a disability after your death – M. L. Russell
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety – Tamar Chansky
Helping Your Depressed Teenager – Gerald Oster
Hurry Down Sunshine – Michael Greenfield
It’s Nobody’s Fault (new help and hope for parents of difficult children) – Harold Koplewicz
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Tourette's, Bipolar and More – Tony Attwood
Lost at School – Ross Greene
No Such Thing as a Bad Child – Mary Fristad
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid – Charles Applestien
Parenting a Child who has Intense Emotions – Harvey & Penzo
Raising a Moody Child – Dr. Fristad & Dr. Arnold
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids – Dr. Timothy Wilens
Treating the Explosive Child – Ross Greene
Twists & Turns: A Mother’s Caring Journey, Two Children with Schizophrenia – Ackerman
Understanding Girls with ADHD – Littman & Quinn Nadeau
When a Child You Love is Grieving – Harold Ivan Smith

Parents who Live with a Mental Illness
The Mother to Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book – Sandra Poulin
Nobody Told Me: My battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Wendy Isnardi
Parenting Well when you Are Depressed – Alexis Henry
Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder – George T. Lynn

Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph – Norman Doidge
Defying Mental Illness: Finding recovery with Community Resources and Family Support – Komarek & Shroer
Exuberance – Kay Redfield Jamison
Recovery from Mental Illness: The Guiding Vision of the Mental Health Service System of the 1990’s – William Anthony
Recovery in Mental Illness – Patrick Corrigan
Transforming Madness – Jay Neugeboren  

Books by E.Fuller Torrey, M.D.
The Family Face of Schizophrenia: Practical Counsel from America’s Leading Experts – P. Backlar
Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research and Therapy – A.T. Beck & N.A. Rector
Schizophrenia for Dummies – H. Leffley & I.S. Levine
Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness – S. MacKay
Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families – K. Muesser & Susan Gingerich
Getting your life back together when you have Schizophrenia – R. Temes
Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the roots of my family’s schizophrenia – P. Tracey
The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity – Mark Vonnegut
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Frienship, and the Redemptive Power of Music – Steve Lopez

Surviving Suicide
In Her Wake – Nancy Rappaport
Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and then mental health crisis among African Americans – A. Poussaint & A. Alexander
Night Falls Fast – Kay Redfield Jamison
No More Secrets – John & Patricia Gallegher
Will's Choice – Gail Griffith

Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman
Blue Jeans: A memoir of loss & survival – C. Lukas
Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome – Nancy Andreasen
The Broken Brain: The biological revolution in psychiatry – Nancy Andreasen
Broken Glass – A Family's Journey through Mental Illness – Robert Hine
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness – David Karp
The Caring Family: Living with Chronic Mental Illness – K. Bernheim, R. Lewine & C. Beale
The Chemistry of Joy – Henry Emmons
Crazy: A Father’s Search through America’s Mental Health Madness – Pete Earley
Dancing Crazy – Kathleen Larson
Demystifying Psychiatry – C.F. Zorumski & E. Rubin
Don’t Call Me Nuts – Patrick Corrigan
Dropping – Michael R. Berren, Ph.D.
Emotional Intelligence – D. Goleman
The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs – J.M. Gorman
Fifty Signs of Mental Illness – James Whitney Hicks
How to Live with a Mentally Ill Person: A handbook of day-to-day strategies – C. Adamec
How to Stubbornly Refuse to make yourself miserable about anything- yes, anything – A. Ellis
I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help – Xavier Amador
I'm Right, You're Wrong, Now What? – JacLynn Morris
The Invisible Plague – E. Fuller Torrey
In the Water They Can’t See You Cry – Amanda Beard
Is There No Place on Earth for Me? – S. Sheehan
Learned Optimism – Martin Seligman
Letters From My Sisters: Words of Wisdom and Comfort for Women Living with a Brain Disorder
Lodge Magic – John K. Trepp (Minnesota author)
A Long and Winding Road: The Process of Recovery from severe mental illness – W. Sullivan
Mother to Mother – Sandra Poulin
My Sister’s Keeper: Learning to Cope with a sibling’s mental illness – M. Moorman
My Story: Blogs by four Military Teens – Sherman & Sherman
Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress
Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation – Christine Stark
Out of the Shadows: Confronting America’s Mental Illness Crisis – E. Fuller Torrey
Peace of Mind Prescription – Dennis Charney
Regular or Decaf – Andrew Gadtke (Minnesota Author)
Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories from a Decade Gone Mad – Virginia Holman
Saving Your Life One Day at a Time – Connie Mabry
The 72 Hour Hold – Campbell, B.M.
The Skipping Stone: Ripple Effects of Mental Illness on the Family – M. Wasow
Sourcebook for Families Coping with Mental Illness – Michael R. Berren
Stop Walking on Eggshells – Mason & Kreger
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications – Timothy Wilens
Straight Talk about Your Mental Health – James Morrison
Struck by Living – Julie Hersh
Surviving Mental Illness: Stress, Coping & Adaptation – A. Hatfield & H. Lefley
Talking to Families About Mental Illness: What Clinicians Need to Know – Igor Galynker
Telling is Risky Business: Mental Health Consumers Confront Stigma – D. Wahl
Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: The road to mental health and addiction recovery – N. Adams & D. Grieder
Undercurrents – M. Manning
We've Got Issues – Judith Warner
When Madness Comes Home: Help and hope for the children, siblings and partners of the mentally ill – V. Secunda
When Someone You Love has Mental Illness: A Handbook for family, friends and caregivers – R. Woolis
Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis – Rosalynn Carter
Women’s Moods: What every woman should know about hormones, the brain and the emotional health – D. Sichel, & D. Driscoll
A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness – R. Drake & D. Becker