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Lost Connections by
Publication Date: 2018-01-23
Johann Hari was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in Britain and across the Western world. Why? He had a very personal reason to ask this question. When he was a teenager, he had gone to his doctor and explained that he felt like pain was leaking out of him, and he couldn't control it or understand it. Some of the solutions his doctor offered had given him some relief--but he remained in deep pain. So, as an adult, he went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He learned there is scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety--and that this knowledge leads to a very different set of solutions: ones that offer real hope.
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by
Publication Date: 2020-03-01
After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers.
The Noonday Demon by
Call Number: RC537 .S598 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-12
In the Noonday Demon, Solomon explores depression on a personal, cultural and scientific level. He examines treatments, depression's significance on history, and the challenges of defining the illness.
Shoot the Damn Dog by
Publication Date: 2008-06-17
Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. To everyone else, she was a successful businesswoman, but she was struggling with severe depression and alcoholism. Her memoir describes how she was finally able to recognize the illness and attempt to receive help.
Adult and Young Adult Fiction
The Bell Jar by
Call Number: PS3566.L27 B4 1999
Publication Date: 2000-02-02
This extraordinary work--echoing Plath's own experiences as a rising writer/editor in the early 1950s--chronicles the nervous breakdown of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful, but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by
Call Number: S. V839i
Publication Date: 2006-03-21
A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital. There is a 2010 film version of the novel.
Thirteen Reasons Why by
Call Number: S. As353t
Publication Date: 2007-10-18
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death. This book deals with the issues of depression and high school reputations/bullying.
The Astonishing Color of After by
Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents.
The Midnight Library by
Publication Date: 2020-09-29
Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
When Sadness Is at Your Door by
Publication Date: 2019-01-29
Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are--an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation.Simple illustrations invite readers to add their own impressions.
Virginia Wolf by
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a wolfish mood - growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls...
The Color Thief by
Call Number: Q. SE. P44213c
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
A boy's father struggles with depression and the boy's world drains of color. His father is able to get help and slowly the color comes back.
Why Are You So Sad? by
Call Number: S.616.8527 An262w
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
For ages 3-8, this book helps children come to terms with a parent who is depressed.