Helpful and Informative Books

Many of these authors have a presence on YouTube, if you’re inclined to check that out

I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help by Xavier Amador: The gold standard on helping someone accept treatment

Laws We Need to Know (Understanding Rules and Programs for Persons with Mental Illness by Baron Miller, J.D.

Beyond Madness” by Rachel Pruchno (good overview of mental illness – watch the recording of Rachel Prunchno discussing the book with NAMI East Bay in January 2023)

Your Brain Explained Neuroscience Revealed by Marc Dingman (how your brain works and the latest research on the brain functions that affect you on a daily basis)

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness by Rebecca Woolis

Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder by Julie Fast  

Bipolar Not So Much by Phelps Aiken 

Malady of the Mind: Schizophrenia and the Path to Prevention by Jeffrey Lieberman

Just Like Someone without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness by Elyn Saks

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back when Someone You Love Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kroger      

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: a Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab 

Science Without the Gobbledygook by Sabine Hossenfielder (you may want to watch her video on the recent science of marijuana)  

The Dangerous Truth about Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story by Laura Stack

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van den Koch – About the effects of trauma

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (the story of a family with six schizophrenic children, each of whom presents differently)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver