Lists and Suggestions

List: Person(s)/Characters(s) Struggling with Mental Health Issues

Lee, Mira T., 1970- author.

"Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector;...

Britsch, Lucie, author.

"This dark-comedic novel is about a woman, Janet, who wears a cloak of gloomy realism, until o...

Keane, Mary Beth, author.

"A family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb, the love between two of...

Kolker, Robert, author.

"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's wo...

Bair, Kristin, author.

"Agatha Arch's life shatters when she discovers her husband in their backyard shed in fla...

Forney, Ellen.

An artist describes her bipolar disorder diagnosis and her struggles with mental stability while dis...

Kirshenbaum, Binnie, author.

"Master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum returns with her first novel in a dec...

Wang, Esmé Weijun, author.

"Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to he...

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

"Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original -- poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel ...

Emezi, Akwaeke, author.

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self...

Lawson, Jenny, 1973- author.

"In Furiously Happy ... Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness"-- ...

Mason, Meg, author.

Pushing away her devoted husband, a once-successful writer moves back into her bohemian childhood h...

Gray, Anissa, author.

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, id...

Escoria, Juliet, author.

"It's 1997, and 14-year-old Juliet has it pretty good. But over the course of the next tw...

Chiaverini, Jennifer, author.

1875. Elizabeth Todd Edwards reels from news that her younger sister Mary, former First Lady and wi...

Overholt, Cuyler, author.

"One of the first women practicing in the advanced new field of psychology, Dr. Genevieve Summ...

Serritella, Francesca

Defying her family to investigate the suspicious suicide of her schizophrenic genius brother, a Harv...

Lindsey, Odie, author.

"Colleen is an Iraq-war-veteran-turned-Pitchlynn, Mississippi-homemaker, and she works hard to...

James, Evan, author.

"The inimitable--some might say incorrigible--Frank Widdicombe is suffering from a deep depres...

Page, Libby, author.

"A tender, joyous debut novel about a cub reporter and her eighty-six-year-old subject--and th...