The best way to support someone with a mental illness is to help remove the stigma and to educate yourself and your community. I have read several books throughout my years of book blogging that I feel help to bring awareness in a positive way.
On this page, you will find a list of such books, both fiction and non-fiction. I hope that you will take the time to read at least one of them. I have also included a section with books that deal with dementia. If you know of books you feel should be on this list, please feel free to state the title in a comment.
I will keep adding books to this page as I read books that deal with mental illness, therefore making this is reference page. Just click on the Mental Health Awareness button on my sidebar to access it in the future.
Body Punishment: OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal by Maggie Lamond Simone
This story truly made me more empathetic toward families who have children with autism. It made me understand the difficulties and challenges that come with raising children who are different and may not speak, give eye contact or want to be touched.