Each week, I receive books about mental illness from publishers who ask if I would be willing to give their book a plug. I also get requests from individuals who either want to get their books published or have self published their own books and need help publicizing them.
This week I want to turn the tables.
What books about mental health would you recommend?
Is there a specific book that has helped you personally?
Have you written a book about mental health that you want to plug on my webpage?
Here’s your chance. Don’t be shy. I’ll start.
My friend, Clare Dickens, first published her book, A Dangerous Gift, in Iceland. It’s a moving story about her son’s struggle with bipolar disorder. When the big publishers in New York turned her down, she refused to give up. She kept knocking on doors. Recently, Politics and Prose, the Washington D.C. bookstore, published a U.S. version. I’m happy that she is telling her story here.
Now tell me about books that helped or matter to you.