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Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Books

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Nest by Esther Ehrlic
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
  • Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
  • The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
  • Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Adult Fiction

  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


  • Obsessed by Allison Britz
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  • Life Inside My Mind edited by Jessica Burkhart
  • Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone : A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb.
  • (Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen
  • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
  • A Sloth’s Guide to Mindfulness by Ton Mak



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