This is a partial list of books which many of us have found helpful or comforting. The NAMI-Vermont office in Waterbury maintains a free lending library, including several of the titles below. If you have read a particularly good book and think it belongs on this list, please let us know.
Andreasen, Nancy (1984). The Broken Brain. The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry. NY: Harper and Row
Backlar, Patricia (1994). The Family Face of Schizophrenia: Practical Counsel From America's Leading Experts. NY: Putnam, Jeremy Tarcher Book
Berger, Diane & Lisa (1991). We Heard The Angels of Madness: One Family's Struggle With Manic Depression. NY: William Morrow.
Bouricius, Jean (1989). Psychoactive Drugs and Their Effects on Mentally Ill Persons. NAMI Publication #3. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 200 North Glebe Rd., Suite 1015, Arlington, VA 22203
Busick, Bonnie S. & Gorman, Martha (1989). Ill, Not Insane. Boulder, CO: New Ideas Press
Copeland, Mary Ellen (1992). The Depression Workbook: A Guide to Living with Depression and Manic Depression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications
Cronkite, Kathy (1994). On The Edge Of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression. NY: Doubleday
DePaulo, Raymond & Ablow, Keith (1989). How to Cope With Depression: A Complete Guide for You and Your Family. NY: McGraw-Hill
Dickens, Rex & Marsh, Diane (Eds.) (1994). Anguished Voices: Personal Accounts of Siblings and Children of People With Mental Illness. Boston, MA: The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University, Sergeant College of Allied Health Professionals, 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Duke, Patty & Turan, Kenneth (1989). Call Me Anna. NY: Bantam Books
Duke, Patty & Hochman, Gloria (1992). A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness. NY: Bantam Books
Griest, John J. & Jefferson, James (1984). Depression and Its Treatment. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press
Hatfield, Agnes (1982). Coping with Mental Illness in the Family: A Family Guide. Available from NAMI.
Hatfield, Agnes & Lefley, Harriet (Eds.) (1987). Families of the Mentally Ill: Coping and Adaptation. NY: The Guilford Press
Hatfield, Agnes & Lefley, Harriet (1993). Surviving Mental Illness: Stress, Coping and Adaptation. NY: The Guilford Press
Hyde, Alexander (1987). Living With Schizophrenia: A Guide for Parents and Their Families. Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books
Keefe, Richard & Harvey, Philip (1994). Understanding Schizophrenia: A Guide to the New Research on Causes and Treatment. NY: Macmillan, Inc.
Minkoff, Kenneth & Drake, Robert (Eds.) (1991). Dual Diagnosis of Major Mental Illness and Substance Disorder. New Directions for Mental Health Services No. 50. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Moorman, M. (1992). My Sister's Keeper: Learning to Cope with a Sibling's Mental Illness. NY: W.W. Norton
Morrison, James (1987). Your Brother's Keeper: A Guide for Families Confronting Psychiatric Illness. Chicago, IL: Nelson Hall
Mueser, Kim & Gingerich, Susan (1994). Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications
Schiller, Lori & Bennett, Amanda (1994). The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. NY: Warren Books.
Selzer, M.A.; Sullivan, T.J.; Carsky, M. & Terkelson, K.G. (1989). Working With the Person With Schizophrenia: The Treatment Alliance. NY: New York University Press
Sheehan, Susan (1982). Is There No Place on Earth for Me? NY: Houghton Miflin
Torrey, E. Fuller, et al. (1994). Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder: The Biological Roots of Mental Illness as Revealed by the Landmark Study of Identical Twins. NY: Harper Collins
Wasow, Mona (1982). Coping with Schizophrenia: A Survival Manual for Parents, Relatives and Friends. Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behaviors Books
Woolis, Rebecca (1992). When Someone You Love Has A Mental Illness: A Handbook For Family, Friends, and Caregivers. NY: Putnam, Jeremy Tarcher Book
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