Some Suggested Reading


Anxiety and Depression:

               Bourne, Edmund J.  The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.  Oakland:  New Harbor Publications, Inc.  2005.

               Burton, Robert.  The Anatomy of Melancholy.  New York:  The New York Review of Books.  First published 1621.


               Casey, Nell, ed.  Unholy Ghost:  Writers on Depression.  New York:  HarperCollins.  2001.


               Cronkite, Kathy.  On the Edge of Darkness:  Conversations about Conquering Depression.  New York:  Dell Publishing.  1994.


               Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.  Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety?”  The New York Times                               Magazine.  October 11, 2017. 


               Farrington, Tim.  A Hell of Mercy:  A Meditation on Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul.  New York:  Harper-Collins                                   Publishers.  2009


               Ghaemi, Nassir.  A First-Rate Madness:  Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness.  New York:  Penguin                                   Books.  2011.

               Griffith, Gail.  Will's Choice:  A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery. New York:  Harper.  2005.


               Hari, Johann.  Lost Connections:  Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope.  New York:  Bloomsbury Publishing.  2018.

               Manning, Martha.  Undercurrents:  A Therapist’s Reckoning with Her Own Depression.  New York:  HarperCollins Publishers.                                 1994.

               May, Gerald G.  The Dark Night of the Soul.  New York:  HarperOne.  2004.

               Merkin, Daphne. This Close to Happy:  A Reckoning with Depression.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux .  2017.

               Shawn, Allen.  Wish I Could Be There:  Notes from a Phobic Life.  New York:  Viking.  2007.  

               Smith, Daniel Monkey Mind:  A Memoir of Anxiety.  New York:  Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.  2012.

               Solomon, Andrew.  The Noonday Demon:  At Atlas of Depression.  New York:  Scribner.  2001. 

               Styron, William.  Darkness Visible:  A Memoir of Madness.  New York:  Vintage Books.  1990.

               Stossel, Scott.  My Age of Anxiety:  Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind.  New York:  Vintage Books:  2013.

               Thompson, Tracy.  The Beast:  A Reckoning with Depression.  New York:  G. P. Putnam’s Sons.  1995.

               Yapko, Michael D.  Hand-Me-Down Blues:  How to Stop Depression from Spreading in Families.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press.                             1999.


Borderline Personality Disorder:

                Aguirre, Blaise A.  Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents:  A Complete Gide to Understanding and Coping When Your                              Adolescent has BPD.  Massachusetts:  Fair Winds Press.  2007.


                Kreger, Randi and Mason, Paul T.  Stop Walking on Eggshells:  Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has

                Borderline Personality Disorder.  Oakland:  New Harbinger Publications, Inc.  2010.


                Kreisman, Jerold J. and Straus, Hal.  I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me.  New York:  Avon Books.  1989.


                Reiland, Rachel.  Get Me Out of Here:  My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.  Minnesota:  Hazelden.  2004. 


                Friedel, Robert O.  Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified.  Cambridge:  Da Capo Press.  2004.


                Van Gelder, Kiera.  The Buddha & the Borderline:  My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical

                Behavior Therapy, Buddhism & Online Dating.  Oakland:  New Harbinger Publications, Inc.  2010.





Social Anxiety Disorder:

                Cain, Susan.  Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.  Broadway Paperbacks.  2012.


                Bakalar, Nicholas and Hollander, Eric.  Coping with Social Anxiety.  New York:  Henry Holt and Company.  2005.


                Barkway, Barbara and Markway, Gregory.  Painfully Shy:  How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life. 

                New York: Thomas Dunne Books.  2001. 


                Chung, Michaela.  The Irresistible Introvert.  New York:  Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.  2016.


                Lane, Christopher.  Shyness:  How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness.  New Haven & London:  Yale University Press. 



                Laney, Marti Olsen. The Introvert Advantage:  How to Thrive in an Extrovert World.  New York:  Workman Publishing

                Company, Inc. 2002.


                Zimbardo, Philip.  Shyness:  What It Is, What to Do About It.  New York:  Perseus Books Group 1977.

               “What is Social Anxiety Disorder?”  23 November 2017.





Bipolar Disorder:

                Fanning, Arnold Thomas.  Mind on Fire:  A Memoir of Madness and Recovery.  Penguin Random House UK.  2018.

                Green, Rosalie.  Bipolar Kids:  Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm.  Philadelphia:  Da Capo Press.  2007.


                Jamison, Kay Redfield.  Touched with Fire:  Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.  New York:  Free Press                                  Paperbacks.  1993.

                 ---.  An Unquiet Mind.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf.  1995.


                McManamy, John.  Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder.  New York:  HarperCollins.  2006.


                Miklowitz, David and George, Elizabeth. The Bipolar Teen:  What You Can Do to Help Your Family.  New York: 

                The Guilford Press. 2008.


                Steel, Danielle.  His Bright Light:  The Story of Nick Traina.  New York:  Dell Publishing.  1998.





Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

                Frankl, Viktor E.  The Unheard Cry for Meaning:  Psychotherapy and Humanism.  New York:  Simon and Schuster.  1978.0


                Laverton, Steven.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders:  Treating and Understanding Crippling Habits.  New York: 

                Warner Books, Inc. 1991.


                Maloney, Beth Alison.  Saving Sammy:  Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD.  New York:  Crown Publishers.  2009.

                Osborn, Ian.  Tormenting Thoughts & Secret Rituals:  The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  New York: 

                Pantheon Books.  1998.

                Patterson, James and Friedman, Hal.  Med Head:  My Knock-Down, Drag-Out, Drugged-up Battle with my Brain (As Told By). 

                New York:  Little, Brown and Company.  2009.


                Rapoport, Judith.  The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing:  The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 

                New York:  Penguin Books.  1989.


                Traig, Jennifer.  Devil in the Details:  Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood.  New York:  Little, Brown and Company:                                              2004. 





Schizophrenia and "Psychotic" Disorders:


                Granata, Vince.  Everything is Fine.  New York:  Atria Books.  2021.                


                Greenberg, Joanne.  I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.  New York:  Signet.  1964.

                Greenberg, Michael.  Hurry Down Sunshine:  A Father’s Story of Love and Madness New York:  Vintage Books.  2008.

                Hall, Will.  Outside Mental Health:  Voices and Visions of Madness.  New York:  Madness Radio.  2016.


                Karon, Bertram and Vandenbos, Gary.  Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia.  Northvale:  Jason Aronson, Inc.  1981.

                Kolker, Robert.  Hidden Valley Road:  Inside the Mind of an American Family.  New York:  Doubleday.  2020


                Noth, Carol Welcome, Silence:  My Triumph over Schizophrenia.  Ohio:  First Academic Renewal Press.  2002.


                Powers, Ron.  No One Cares About Crazy People:  The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America.  New York: 

                Hachette Brook Group.  2017.    


                Renee.  Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.  New York:  Grune & Stratton, Inc.  1951.


                Runningwolf, Michael.  The Promise.  Self-published on  2019

                Saks, Elyn R.  The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey through Madness.  New York:  Hyperion.  2007.

                “I’m Elyn Saks and This is What it’s like to Live with Schizophrenia.”  Dvorsky, George.


                Psychosis, (17 November 2017). April 2, 2018.


                Tracey, Patrick.  Stalking Irish Madness:  Searching for the Roots of my Family’s Schizophrenia.  New York:  Bantam Books. 



                Weijun Wang, Esme.  The Collected Schizophrenias.  Minneapolis:  Graywolf Press.  2019.

                Williams, Paris.  Rethinking Madness:  Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis. 

                San Rafael: Sky’s Edge Publishing.  2012. 

                Winterson, Lumi.  Angel in the Mirror:  Road to Recovery.  Australia:  Xlibris.  2020.






                Alvarez, A.  The Savage God:  A Study of Suicide New York:  W.W. Norton & Company.  1990

                Bialosky, Jill.  History of a Suicide:  My Sister’s Unfinished Life New York:  Atria Books.  2011.


                Jamison, Kay Redfield.  Night Falls Fast:  Understanding Suicide.  New York:  Vintage Books.  1999.


                       Quinnett, Paul G.  Suicide:  The Forever Decision:  For Those Thinking about Suicide, and for Those Who Know, Love, or                                      Counsel Them.  New York:  Cross Road Publishing Company.  1992.




                Allen, Jon G.  Coping with Trauma:  A Guide to Self-Understanding.  Washington, DC:  American Psychiatric Press, Inc. 



                Harris, Nadine Burke.  The Deepest Well:  Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.  New York:  Houghton Mifflin                            Harcourt.  2018.


                Levine, Peter.  Waking the Tiger:  Healing Trauma.  California:  North Atlantic Books.  1997. 


                Terr, Lenore.  Too Scared to Cry:  Psychic Trauma in Childhood.  New York:  Basic Books.  1990.


                Van der Kolk, Bessel.  The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.  New York:  Penguin

                Books.  2014.





Hearing Voices:

                 Baker, Paul.  The Voice Inside:  A Practical Guide for and About People Who Hear Voices.  Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis: 

                 P & P Press.  2009.

                 Bennett, Amanda and Schiller, Lori.  The Quiet Room:  A Journey out of the Torment of Madness New York:  Grand Central                               Publishing.  1994.


                 Callahan, Sidney.  Women Who Hear Voices:  The Challenge of Religious Experience.  New York:  Paulist Press.  2003.


                 Coleman, Ron.  Recovery:  An Alien Concept?  Port of Ness, Island of Lewis:  P & P Press, 2011.


                 Dent Pearce, Louisa.  The Little Girl that Nobody WantedMelbourne:  Elleldi Studios.  2011.


                 Dorman, Daniel.  Dante’s Cure:  A Journey out of Madness New York:  Other Press LLC.  2003.


                 Fernyhough, Charles.  The Voices Within:  The History and Science of How we Talk to Ourselves. 

                 New York:  Basic Books.  2016.


                 Hornstein, Gail.  Agnes’s Jacket:  A Psychologist’s Search for the Meaning of Madness.  New York:  Rodale.  2009.


                 Corstens, Dirk, Dillon, Jacqui, Escher, Sandra; Morris, Mervyn and Romme, Marius.  Living with Voices:  50 Stories of Recovery. 

                 UK: PCCS Books, Ltd.  2009.


                 McCarthy-Jones, Simon.  Can’t You Hear Them?  The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices.  London and

                 Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  2017.

                 North, Carol.  Welcome, Silence:  My Triumph Over Schizophrenia.  New York:  Simon & Schuster.  1987.

                 Runningwolf, Michael.  The Promise.  Self-published on  2019.


                 Smith, Daniel B.  Muses, Madmen and Prophets:  Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity. 

                 New York:  Penguin Books.  2007.

                 Steele, Ken and Berman, Claire.  The Day the Voices Stopped:  A Memoir of Madness and Hope. 

                 New York:  Basic Books.  2001.

                 “The Sound of Madness:  Can We Treat Psychosis by Listening to the Voices in our Heads?”  Harper’s Magazine. 

                 May 2018.  T. M.  Luhrmann.  5/22/2018.


                 “The Voices in our Heads:  Why Do People Talk to Themselves, and When Does it Become a Problem?” 

                  The New Yorker.  January 9, 2017.  Jerome Groopman.

                  -voices-in-our-heads.  12/4/2017.


                 “Dissociation Isn’t a Life Skill:  Dissociation is Technically a Defense Mechanism.”  Psychology Today.                                                       ’t 12/5/2017


                 Woods, Angela.  “The Art of Medicine:  Voices, Identity, and Meaning-Making.”  The Lancet, Vol. 386.  December 12, 2015.                         December 20, 2017.





Associated Reading:


                  Aguirre, Blaise A., Kaplan, Cynthia S. and Rater, Michael.  Helping Your Troubled Teen.  Massachusetts:  Fair Winds

                  Press.  2007.

                  Almon, Barbara.  The Monster Within:  The Hidden Side of Motherhood.  London:  University of California Press, Ltd.  2010.


                  Amadour, Xavier.  I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help:  How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 

                  Peconic, New York:  Vida Press.  2000.   

                  Bruno, Frank J.  Psychological Symptoms.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  1993.


                  Campbell, Joseph.  The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  Princeton:  Bollingen Series.  1949.


                  Cherry, Charles L.  A Quiet Haven:  Quakers, Moral Treatment, and Asylum Reform.  Cranbury:  Associated University

                  Presses.  1989. 


                  Cohen-Sandler, Roni and Silver, Michelle.  I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!  A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict

                  New York:  Penguin Books.  1999.

                  Dudman, Martha Tod.  Augusta, Gone.  New York:  Simon & Schuster.  2001.


                  Dukakis, Kitty and Tye, Larry.  Shock:  The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy:  New York:  Penguin Books.  2006.

                  Faber, Adele, Mazlish, Elaine.  How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens Will Talk.  HarperCollins, Publishers: 

                  New York.  2005.

                  Frankl, Viktor E.  The Doctor and the Soul:  From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy.  New York:  Vintage Books.  1955.

                  Gottlieb, Daniel.  Voices in the Family:  A Therapist Talks about Listening, Openness & Healing.  New York: Sterling

                  publishing Co., Inc.  2007.

                  Grof, S., & Grof, D.  Spiritual Emergency:  When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press. 



                  Grof, S. & Grof, D.  "Understanding and Treatment of Psychospiritual Crises."  International Journal of Transpersonal

                  Studies. Volume 36, Issue 2, Article 5.  September 1, 2017.

                  vol36/iss2/5/.  July 26, 2018.


                  Gutkind, Lee, ed.  Show Me All Your Scars:  True Stories of Living with Mental Illness.  Pittsburgh:  In Fact Books.  2016.

                  “History of Mental Health Treatment, 1800s – 2000s.”

                  May 31, 2018.

                  Hale-Seubert, Barbara.  Riptide:  Struggling with and Resurfacing from a Daughter's Eating Disorder.  Toronto:  ECW Press. 

                  Hornstein, Gail.  To Redeem One Person is to Redeem the World:  The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann.  New York:

                  Other Press.  2020.

                  Hunt, Marcia, Resnick, Sandra.  “Two Birds, One Stone:  Unintended Consequences and a Potential Solution for Problems

                  With Recover in Mental Health.”  Psychiatric Services 66:11.  November 2015.

                  Inman, Susan.  After Her Brain Broke:  Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity.  Ontario:  Bridgeross Communications. 



                  “Is it Psychosis or a Spiritual Emergency?”  Diana Raab, Ph. D.

                  empowerment-diary/201507/is-it-psychosis. July 24, 2018.


                  James, William.  The Varieties of Religious Experience:  A Study in Human Nature.  New York:  Macmillan, 1961.

                  ---.  The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.  New York:  Dover Publications, Inc.  1956. 

                  Kearney, Michael.  Mortally Wounded:  Stories of Soul Pain, Death, and Healing.  New York:  Scribner.  1996.

                  McGraw, Patricia Romano.  It’s Not Your Fault:  How Healing Relationships Change your Brain & Can Help You Overcome

                  a Painful Past.  Wilmette:  Bahai Publishing.  2004.

                  Mehl-Madrona, Lewis.  Healing the Mind through the Power of Story:  The Promise of Narrative Psychiatry.  Vermont:  Bear

                  & Company.  2010.

                  Miller, Alice.  The Drama of the Gifted Child:  The Search for the True Self.  New York:  Basic Books, Inc. 1981.

                  Mosher, Loren and Hendrix, Voyce.  Soteria:  Through Madness to Deliverance.  Xlibris Corporation.  2004.

                  Palmer, Parker.  Let Your Life Speak:  Listening for the Voice of Vocation.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  2000.

                  Pipher, Mary.  The Shelter of Each Other:  Rebuilding our Families.  New York:  G. P. Putnam’s Sons.  1996.

                  ---.  Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls.  New York:  The Random House Publishing Group.  1994.

                  Plath, Sylvia.  The Bell Jar.  New York:  Harper & Row.  1971.

                  Poncho, Dennis.  Because I Love You:  The Program.  Dennis Poncher and Patricia Schwartz:  1986.

                  Powell, John, J.S.  Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?  Texas:  RCL Benziger.  1969.

                  “Psychosis as a Spiritual Crisis:  An Opportunity for Growth,”  Michael Cornwall, Ph. D.                                                                              July 24, 2018.

                  Raeburn, Paul.  Acquainted with the Night:  A Parent’s Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children. 

                  New York:  Broadway Books.  2004.

                  “The Retreat, York, England.”   Quakers in the World.

                  -England.  March 30, 201.

                  Simmons, Rachel.  Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.  Orlando:  Harcourt, Inc.  2002.


                          Stepp, Laura Sessions.  Our Last Best Shot:  Guiding our Children through Early Adolescence.  New York: 

                  Penguin Putnam, Inc.  2000.


                  “Treating a Psychotic Episode as a Spiritual Crisis.”

                  specific-methods-of-treatment.  July 24, 2018.

                  Sheff, David.  Beautiful Boy:  A Father’s Journey Through his Son’s Addiction.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company.  2008.

                  Whitaker, Robert.  Anatomy of an Epidemic.  New York:  Broadway Paperbacks.  2010.


                  Young-Eisendrath, Polly.  The Resilient Spirit:  Transforming Suffering into Insight and Renewal.  Massachusetts:  Da Capo.  

Below is a list of some of the books and articles that shed light on, and brought meaning to, our particular journey. They are grouped by
general topics, but of course everything overlaps.