15 Books to Read During Mental Health Month - Penguin TeenReading can be a tremendous source of solace as we navigate the ups and downs of life. Books that contain characters we relate to can provide a way to transcribe the messiness in our minds and understand other people's emotions. Mental illness can sometimes make it challenging to find the concentration required to read, but these nine books are worth the effort. As great books do, they teach us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. They help you remember you're not alone; that others have gone through similar struggles and survived. The powerful story of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after living with intense delusions for the better part of 30 years, was honoured with a Nobel Prize.
15 Books to Read During Mental Health Month
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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.
The statistics about mental health and adolescents are sobering. Roughly one out of every five teens under the age of 18 struggle with mental illness. Depression accounts for one of the leading illnesses and disabilities in this same age group, and the third leading cause of death in this same demographic is suicide. Culturally, were fostering more open dialog about mental health, and more and more communities throughout the United States are offering resources to their teens via school psychologists and counseling. The more representation of mental health, the more opportunities to see the ways it plays out. These books are appropriate for teens and adults. Descriptions from books by contributors come from Goodreads.
Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions. Here are 15 books to read this month to help you start a conversation and endthestigma. Aza is trying. Tess Fowler dropped out of high school after finding out her boyfriend, Jonah, committed suicide. One of them is Nathaniel—visiting New York City for the first time with nothing but a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. This lyrical, profound contemporary novel takes an honest, mesmerizing look at the effects of grief and living with mental illness. Told in vivid detail, his story is fascinating and heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful.