The following books have been instrumental to me in helping me understand myself better. A few of these books cover mental health and depression specifically, and they all cover the vast span of shame and misunderstanding.

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

It was Me All Along: A Memoir

I Thought It Was Just Me

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Girl, Interrupted

Prozac Nation


These books have been instrumental in recognizing my alcoholism and guiding me to, and through, recovery.

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Drinking: A Love Story

With or Without You: A Memoir