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Our Favorite Books: Living with Mental Illness

Are you looking for books on living with mental illness? Here are our favorites.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness* Jamison, Kay Redfield Vintage
Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry Simpson, Amy InterVarsity
Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More* White, Ruth C. and Preston, John D. New Harbinger
Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them: Schizophrenia through a Mother’s Eyes Carr, Simonetta P&R
Christians Get Depressed Too: Hope and Help for Depressed People Murray, David P. Reformation Heritage
Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness Greene-McCreight, Kathryn Brazos
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness Welch, Edward T. New Growth
Does My Child Have PTSD?: What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out Philo, Jolene Familius
Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness Stanford, Matthew S. InterVarsity
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner* Fast, Julie A. and Preston, John D. New Harbinger
Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest Welch, Edward T. New Growth
Strivings Within–The OCD Christian: Overcoming Doubt in the Storm of Anxiety VanCleve, Mitzi CreateSpace
The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good? Smith, Rhett Moody
The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped Stanford, Matthew S. InterVarsity
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know* Miklowitz, David J. Guilford
When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Fear and Anxiety Welch, Edward T. New Growth
When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God–and Joy Piper, John Crossway

* indicates valuable resource not written from a distinctively Christian perspective


Updated September 15, 2020