T5W – Favorite Books Dealing with Mental Illness


It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Favorite Books Dealing with Mental Illness. I’ve read a few books dealing with mental illness but most of these books are about depression. After looking for a little bit in the books I’ve read I was able to find books not only about depression but also about other mental illness. So let’s start this list.

5. Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick

If you haven’t read this book you probably watched the movie and know that the main characters suffer from mental illness and the male protagonist was even in a mental institution for quite a few time.

4. All the Bright PlacesJennifer Niven

This is a beautiful book where both the main characters deal with depression and suicidal thoughts. Not only that but Finch suffers from a sort of bipolar disorder. It’s a book that opens your open to depression.

3. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

I’m not talking a lot of the book because it’s pretty recent but someone has a mental illness that really affects the book. This is an amazing book and if you haven’t read it you definitely should.

2. My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga

Another book in which both main characters deal with depression and suicidal thoughts. It’s one of the best books that I’ve read this year and the way that the author describes depression it’s really heart-breaking.

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Is this a surprise? I’ve been very open about how much I love this books. It’s one of my favorite books ever and the way that it deals with Charlie’s mental illness is amazing and heart-breaking. For me this is a must read book and it had to be my number one pick for this week top.

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These are some of my favorite books dealing with mental illness. What about you? Which books did you included in your top? Tell me in the comments.

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