Books to Read for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and what better way to become more aware than to read some books? Here's some you should check out.

  1. 1. Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn't Over

    This book is made up of a collection of essays. The book includes stories of anxiety, depression, suicide, abuse, self-harm, and eating disorders. Project Semicolon is a suicide awareness organization that has already helped millions. 

  2. 2. All Things New

    Lauren Miller's main character, Jessa, is a teen with severe anxiety. It's shown through bruises and scars. The book is honest, personal, and inspirational as it portrays an unique view of high-functioning anxiety.

  3. 3. Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind

    Jaime Lowe tells her story and experience with bipolar disorder. She shares her full story, including the hard decision of whether or not to stay on lithium as her doctor has informed her it is destroying her kidneys. Lowe's book is raw, emotional, and encouraging.

  4. 4. All The Bright Places

    This book deals with everything from depression to relationships. The young adult book is beautifully written and mind opening as it follows two teenagers who want to escape their small town. 

  5. 5. Everything Everything

    This novel centers around a 17-year-old who is being treated for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), aka the bubble baby disease. The book tells how Madeline deals with this disease as well as being a teenager. It's captivating and written so well.

There are many, many, many more amazing books on this topic. Check them all out and comment more below!