Family Resources: Reading List
Reading Resources for Families – Print and Online
We will update the list below periodically. You can also follow our social media posts where we share articles and resources regularly. Click on the images below to connect with us:
Books for Adults:
- The Family Guide to Mental Health Care, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, Read an interview with Dr. Sederer about his book.
- When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness, Rebecca Woolis, MFT
- Grieving Mental Illness: A Guide for Patients and Their Caregivers, Virginia Lafond
- I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment, Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
- The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope With Mental Illness, David A. Karp
- Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief, Ted Bowman, a local speaker and author specializing in grief and loss.
Books for Children and Teenagers:
- Why is Mommy Sad? A Child’s Guide to Parental Depression, Paul D. Chan, MD
- Wish Upon a Star: A story for Children with a Parent Who is Mentally Ill, Pamela L. Laskin and Addie Alexander Moskowitz
- Wishing Wellness: A Workbook for Children of Parents with Mental Illness, Lisa Anne Clarke
- I’m Not Alone: A Teen’s Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has a Mental Illness, Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D., DeAnne M. Sherman
Links to recent article series:
- Mental Health Science, a series of articles exploring the science behind Mental Health, Cara Santa Maria, Huffington Post. Scroll down until you find the beginning of the series on December 6, 2011.
- Studying Successful People with Mental Illness, Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times
- A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills, Benedict Carey, New York Times
- Facts and Fictions in Mental Health published regularly by Scientific American