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?” https://socialanxietyinstitute.org. 23 November 2017.
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.
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 Amazon.com. 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. https://io9.gizmodo.com/
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
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 Wanted. Melbourne: 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 Amazon.com. 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. https://harpers.org/archive/2018/06/the-sound-of-madness/. 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. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/09/the
“Dissociation Isn’t a Life Skill: Dissociation is Technically a Defense Mechanism.” Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/pathological-relationships/20121/dissociation-isn’t 12/5/2017.
Woods, Angela. “The Art of Medicine: Voices, Identity, and Meaning-Making.” The Lancet, Vol. 386. December 12, 2015. www.thelancet.com. December 20, 2017.
Aguirre, Blaise A., Kaplan, Cynthia S. and Rater, Michael. Helping Your Troubled Teen. Massachusetts: Fair Winds
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
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. https://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijtstranspersonalstudies/
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.” https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/mental-health-and-addiction/history/.
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. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-
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. https://www.madinamerica.com/2012/09/psychosis-as-a-spiritual-crisis-an-opportunity-for-growth. 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. www.quakersintheworld.org/quakers-in-action/92/The-Retreat-York
-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.” http://www.isps.org/index.php/learning-resources/learning-resources/
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.