Must-Read Books that deal with Mental Health: Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental illness is now much better known and handled with much more compassion, but it is still on the rise. We are now living in a world that recognises the value of addressing these problems and providing acceptance to those in our lives who are struggling with mental health.

A higher quality of life is a result of better psychological well-being. Many therapists, psychologists, and other mental health providers have taken on the task of continuing our mental health education by writing books on everything from everyday pressures to depression.

Below are some of the best books dealing with the mental health and well- being of a person.

 1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller star in this big motion picture based on the novel. And it’s not without excuse. The Perks of Becoming a Wallflower follows a depressed adolescent as she attempts to find her way through high school life’s lanes and byways. 

It addresses anxiety, as well as overcoming low self-esteem and psychological defence mechanisms. It’s Charlie’s tale, and it’s so touching that you’ll want to read it again and again because of its depth and poignancy.

2.Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is best known for his novel The Alchemist, but this one is a gem. It attempts to provide answers to the tough questions that most of us face at some stage in our lives. What is the point of our existence? Despite having it all, the protagonist experiences a peculiar sense of loneliness. 

She tries to commit suicide by taking too many drugs. Following that, the plot unfolds, making you feel both something and nothing. It’s well-thought-out and enlightening.

3. Looking For Alaska by John Green

This one is from the Young Adult genre, which has gotten a lot of coverage in recent years. It’s funny, truthful, and chock-full of paragraphs you’ll want to save. 

Teenage angst, escapism, depression – it all takes place in a bleak world full of unknown threats. It’s Miles and Alaska’s storey, an endearing and informative tale of love and loss.

4. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook is an emotionally taxing film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, as well as a fascinating novel. It’s about a divorce; Pat and his wife are no longer together. 

He’s having a hard time dealing with all that life has thrown at him. It’s perplexing, witty, and endearing. Prepare for a roller-coaster ride as you dive into Pat’s mind while attempting to decipher a slew of items at once.

5. Em And The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto

This is a compelling novel with a lingering melancholy that will pull you in right away. The storey is set in Mahim and follows the lives of the Mendeses. They are a family of four who strive to help each other when mental illness strikes.

There are gloomy and romantic moments in the book that you can re-read because you don’t want to forget. It’s a tender and unflinching portrayal of mental illness.

If you’re dealing with mental illness, you can read these books. It will undoubtedly motivate you.


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