Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned VizziniAmbitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattans Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
Craigs suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.
Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.
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Mental health memoirs offer an eye-opening look at the lives of the mentally ill and those around them. These accounts can be harrowing, but almost always offer comfort and education. Memoirs of mental health and addiction can also fill in the gaps of knowledge that those on the outside need to relate to those struggling with mental illness and addiction. This list of the 50 best mental health and addiction memoirs encompasses a wide scope of diagnoses, functionality, and experiences as diverse as the spectrum of mental illness. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?
Mental health is crucial to our overall health. But with the rise in diagnoses of mental health challenges—in part because of a better understanding of how these illnesses can work—comes the crucial need to talk about mental health in a bigger way. According to the U. Department of Health and Human services , one out of every five teenagers has a mental health disorder. This number is staggering. But helping teens better understand their mental life, as well as better fostering the language to communicate about it, are YA books about mental illness. Over the last decade, the growth in YA books about mental illness is hard to overlook.
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Girl, Interrupted is a best- selling memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen, relating her experiences as a young woman in a psychiatric hospital in the s after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Before publication, The Catcher in the Rye was selected by the Book- of- the- Month Club to be shipped out to its thousands of subscribers, nearly guaranteeing that it would become an instant bestseller. I' ve had enough, I' m sending you to a Mental Hospital.
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From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it. It was so beautiful. Honestly, the ending completely brought me to tears, but it is definitely something I would read again. A girl who had never left the house and her mother, all alone. Truly my favorite book of all time. It's about so much more than mental illness — which is why I love it so much.