September 15, 2015

Top Five Wednesday 9/16/15

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Top Five Books About Mental Health.

I haven't read a lot of books about mental health, but let's see what I can come up with.

Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Knowing what came after, this is a pretty depressing book.

Girl Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted by Susannah Kaysen - Her parents committed her to a mental hospital when she was a teenager. This is her memoir about that stay.

Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - This novel is about a family of five girls who all committed suicide in various ways.

White Oleander

White Oleander by Janet Fitch - This is more about the effects of mental illness on others. This teenage girl is put into the foster care system when her mother is arrested for killing a man.

Glass Castles

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls - Her parents were seriously messed up and she wrote this memoir of growing up in a chaotic household that picked up and moved in the middle of the night when things got bad.

So it turns out I have read a bunch of mental health books. I found more I could have listed, but these are good books.

Got any to add?