Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is a serious issue that been stigmatized for…. basically ever.

The book Meh is a wordless picture book that illustrates what it’s like to suffer from depression and anxiety. The following are some other books that touch on mental illness.

Words on Bathroom Walls

Basic premise: a boy with schizophrenia starts a trial run medication to help his illness.

  • About a boy with schizophrenia
  • Written in diary format
  • Romance in the plot
  • Humorous!

The Infinite Noise

Basic premise: a boy learns he is part of a secret society of gifted people with powers. He can feel people’s emotions.

  • Set in our world but with fantasy elements
  • Dual perspective
  • Main character has the ability to feel other’s emotions
  • Goes to therapy regularly
  • The second main character struggled with depression

Letters to the Lost

Basic premise: a girl writes letters to the mother she lost and leaves them on her gravestone. A boy who works there replies.

  • Book on depression and grief after the loss of a loved one
  • Dual perspective
  • Romantic plot
  • Fast and emotional read
  • Lovable characters
  • Bad boy dynamic

A Court of Mist and Fury

Basic premise: the sequel to ACOTAR, Feyre is dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic experience.

  • The sequel to “A Court of Thorns and Roses”
  • Touches on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Fantasy setting
  • Content warning for sex

The Storm Crow

Basic premise: a kingdom that relies on magic from crows is invaded and their crows are destroyed. Anthia struggles with depression in the aftermath.

  • Fantasy setting
  • Main character struggles with depression and anxiety
  • Slow build book

9 months ago

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