By Cree LeFavour (B LeFa)
As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm; each scar a mark of pride and shame. This biography describes a fiercely smart and independent woman’s charged attachment to a mental health professional, and the dangerous compulsion to keep him in her life at all costs.
By Kate Fagan (B Holl)
This book began as a piece that Kate Fagan, a columnist for ESPNW, wrote about Maddy Halloren’s life. What started as a profile of a successful young athlete, whose life ended in suicide, became so much larger when Fagan started to hear from other college athletes also struggling with mental illness. This is the story of Maddy's life, and her struggle with depression, which also reveals the mounting pressures young people, and college athletes in particular, face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation.
By Mac McClelland (B McCl, CD B McCl)
After reporting on the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, McClelland cannot stop reliving vivid scenes of violence and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. With inspiring fearlessness she investigates the damage in her own mind and begins to repair her broken psyche.
By Ginger Zee (B Zee, CD B Zee, eBook hoopla)
Ginger Zee opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path. It's a story about finding love, and finding it in oneself. She's shattered the glass ceiling for women in meteorology, but admits that she's the one natural disaster she couldn't have forecast.
By Scott. C. Anderson (612.32 Ande)
Science is proving that a healthy gut means a healthy mind, and this book details the steps you can take to change your mood and improve your life by nurturing your microbiome.
By Sharon Begley (616.85227 Begl)
Compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the extremes there exist life-altering disorders. This meticulously researched book examines all of these behaviors together--from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to hoarding, to compulsive exercise, and even compulsions to do good.
By Jon Hershfield (616.85227 Hers)
Two experts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) offer a blend of mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion to help you stop dwelling on what's wrong and start enhancing what's right--leading to a more joyful life.
By Rebecca Fox Starr (618.76 FoxS)
Anxiety and depression can be experienced during pregnancy, as well as after, and the impact can be both debilitating and devastating. The author shares her personal story of marriage, motherhood, prenatal anxiety and depression, severe postpartum anxiety and depression, recovery process and hope for the future. Dr. Amy Wenzel, a specialist in the field of Perinatal Mood Disorders, provides clinical information and advice, addressing risk factors, warning signs, definitions and recovery options.
By Caitriona Lally (Fic Lall)
Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in - and never has. As a child, she was so whimsical that her parents told her she was "left by fairies." The neighbors treat her like she's crazy, her sister condescends to her, social workers have registered her as troubled, and she hasn't a friend in the world. She decides it's time to change her life: She begins by advertising for a friend. Not just any friend; She wants one named Penelope.
By Matthew Quick (Fic Quic, CD Fic Quic)
After David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard; that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline.