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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 RedfieldVintage
Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry Simpson, AmyInterVarsity
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 EyesCarr, SimonettaP&R
Christians Get Depressed Too: Hope and Help for Depressed PeopleMurray, David P.Reformation Heritage
Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental IllnessGreene-McCreight, KathrynBrazos
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn DarknessWelch, Edward T.New Growth
Does My Child Have PTSD?: What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside OutPhilo, JoleneFamilius
Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental IllnessStanford, 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 RestWelch, Edward T.New Growth
Strivings Within–The OCD Christian: Overcoming Doubt in the Storm of AnxietyVanCleve, MitziCreateSpace
The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?Smith, RhettMoody
The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel TrappedStanford, 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 AnxietyWelch, Edward T.New Growth
When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God–and JoyPiper, JohnCrossway

* indicates valuable resource not written from a distinctively Christian perspective


Updated September 15, 2020