Bibliography Mental Health: Campus Community Book Project

Below are works on mental health to supplement this year’s Campus Community Book Project conversation on the subject.  The works are divided into categories of non-fiction, memoir, and fiction.  (The selected campus book for 2020-2021 is denoted by *.)



Brogan, K. (2016). Mind of Your Own, A : What Women Can Do About Depression That Medication Can’t. London: HarperCollins Publishers.

Brown, Brene. (2018). Dare to lead:  brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts. New York: Random House.

Brown, Brené. (2015). Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.  New York:  Avery.

Coloroso, B. (2005). The bully, the bullied, and the bystander : from preschool to high school – how parents and teachers can help break the cycle of violence. London: Piccadilly.

DiAngelo, R. J. (2018). White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism. Boston: Beacon Press.

Epstein, M. (2013). The trauma of everyday life. New York: The Penguin Press,.

Gutkind, L. (2016). Show Me All Your Scars : True Stories of Living with Mental Illness. Portland: Fourth Chapter Books.

Hari, J. (2018). Lost connections:  uncovering the real causes of depression–and the unexpected solutions. New York: Bloomsbury.

Harrington, A. (2019). Mind fixers : psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness. New York: W.W. Norton.

Harris, N. B. (2018). The deepest well : healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Jamison, K. R. (1999). Night falls fast : understanding suicide. New York: Knopf.

Jensen, Kelly. (2018). (Don’t) call me crazy:  33 voices start the conversation about mental health. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Young Readers.

King, R. (2014). Healing rage : women making inner peace possible. New York: Gotham Books.

Metzl, J. M. (2010). The protest psychosis : how schizophrenia became a black disease. Boston: Beacon Press.

Slater, L. (2018). Blue Dreams:  The science and story of the drugs that changed our lives. New York: Little Brown and Company.

Solomon, A. (2001). The noonday demon : an atlas of depression. New York: Scribner.

van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Penguin Books.

Watters, E. (2010). Crazy like us : the globalization of the American psyche. New York: Free Press.

Wilson, S. (2018). First, we make the beast beautiful : a new journey through anxiety. New York: Dey St.



Berry, A. (2014). Unhinged : a memoir of enduring, surviving and overcoming family mental illness. Lanham: Rowman.

Doyle, G. (2016). Love warrior. New York: Flatiron Books.

*Forney, E., & Author. (2012). Marbles : Mania, depression, Michelangelo, & me : A graphic memoir.  New York:  Gotham Books.  Selected Campus Book (2020-2021)

Gay, R. (2017). Hunger : a memoir of (my) body. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Grande, R. (2012). The distance between us:  a memoir. New York: Atria Books.

Grande, R. (2018). A dream called home : a memoir. New York: Atria Books.

Hamilton,  S. (2016). All the things we never knew. Seal.

Hinshaw, S. (2019). Another kind of madness : a journey through the stigma and hope of mental illness. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Iftin, A. N.,  & Alexander, M. (2018). Call me American : a memoir. New York: Alfred Knopf.

Jamison, K. R. (1996). An unquiet mind. New York: Vintage Books.

Lawson, J. (2015). Furiously happy : {a funny book about horrible things}. New York: Flatiron Books.

Laymon,  K. (2018). Heavy : an American memoir. New York: Scribner.

Mailhot, T. M. (2018). Heart berries : a memoir. Berkeley:  Counterpoint.

Martini, C. M., & Olivier. (2010). Bitter medicine : a graphic memoir of mental illness. Calgary: Freehand Books.

Pruchno, R. (2017). SURROUNDED BY MADNESS : a memoir of mental illness and family secrets. Indianapolis: DOG EAR Publishing.

Saslow, E. (2018). Rising out of hatred : the awakening of a former white nationalist. New York: Doubleday.

Styron, W. (1990). Darkness visible:  a memoir of madness. New York: Random House.

Vonnegut, M. (2011). Just like someone without mental illness only more so : a memoir. New York: Bantam.

Westover, T. author. (2018). Educated : a memoir. New York: Random House.



Grande, R. (2007). Across a hundred mountains : a novel. New York: Washington Square Press.

Grande, R. (2009). Dancing with butterflies : a novel. New York: Washington Square Press.

Green, K. (2013). Lighter than my shadow. London: Jonathan Cape.

Haddon, M. (2014). The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon. New York: Spark Publishing.

Lee, M. T. (2018). Everything here is beautiful. New York: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.

Na, A. (2019). The place between breaths. New York: Atheneum, an imprint of Simon.

Orange, T. (2019). There there. New York: Vintage.

Owuor, Y. A. (2019). The dragonfly sea : a novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Patel, R. (2016). Rani Patel in full effect. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press.

Shusterman, N., & Shusterman, B. (2016). Challenger deep. New York:  HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Smith, F. (2019). In case you forgot. New York: Bold Strokes Books.

Wang, W. (2017). Chemistry : a novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Whaley, J. C. (2016). Highly illogical behavior. New York: Dial Books.