Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide
by Linda Gray Sexton
In midlife, as her own writing career seemed stalled and her marriage more distant than satisfying, Linda Sexton found herself hounded by the same demons that had destroyed her mother. In her new memoir, she writes about three suicide attempts in grim and detailed prose, but at the end she describes a newly settled and happier life with the demons held at bay.
Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
by Rosalynn Carter.
Deeply moving stories of many individuals into a cleanly organized discussion of every salient issue: diagnosis, treatment, scientific research, stigma, advocacy.
How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout
by Anne Sheffield
Gives coping strategies for those living with a clinical depressive or manic-depressive, who often suffer in silence, believing their own problems have no claim to attention.
I am Not Sick I Don't Need Help!
by Xavier Amador
Learn more about how to help a loved one with mental illness.
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression
by Terrence Real
An in depth examination of the stigma of depression in men.
Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family
by Jean Beard, Peggy Gillespie, Gigi Kaeser.
This book features posed but casual portraits and candid first-person accounts of mentally ill people and their families.
Parenting Well When You're Depressed: A Complete Resource for Maintaining a Healthy Family
by Joanne Nicholson
Based on more than ten years of study of depressed parents and their families, this book offers strategies, action plans, and resources to help depressed parents provide for their children's healthy development.
Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy
by Kitty Dukakis, Larry Tye
For more than twenty years, Kitty Dukakis battled severe depression with every medication and treatment available. Electroconvulsive therapy- ECT finally helped her.
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
by David Miklowitz
Filled with solid information and practical advice on dealing with bipolar disorder.
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope With Mental Illness
by David Allen Karp
Karp, a sociology professor presents the stories of 60 families afflicted with a mental illness.
The Peace of Mind Prescription: An Authoritative Guide to Finding the Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
by Dennis S. Charney and Charles B. Nemeroff
A useful guide to identify, treat, and help overcome anxiety and depression.
What To Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide
by Mitch Golant, Susan K. Golant
Directed toward the caregiver or "strengthened ally" of any of the more than seventeen million Americans who suffer from this common but often misunderstood affliction.
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness
by Rebecca Woolis, Agnes Hatfied
This book is a step-by-step guide to more successful interpersonal relationships between family and patients.
When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Help Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself
by Laura Epstein Rosen, Xavier F. Amador
The authors teach concrete methods that you and your loved one can use to protect yourselves and your relationship from depression's impact.
Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis
by Rosalynn Carter
The former First Lady, along with co-authors Susan K. Golant and Kathryn E. Cade render insightful, unspairing assessments of the state of mental health using stories from her 35 years of advocacy. They discuss larger issues of a subject previously shrouded in stigma and shadow and the successes and shortcomings of the system of mental health care.