Round-Up: Books on Mental Health

Round-Up: Books on Mental Health
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No matter who you are or what day it is, mental health is important. This round-up of books includes diverse stories and voices that remind us there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to mental health challenges and that no matter what you are facing, you are never alone. View books in this list

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Little Wild

By Curtis LeBlanc

Little Wild explores the performance of masculinity in contemporary Canada, with a focus on how toxic masculinity relates to mental health, aggression, substance abuse and crises of identity. Through the reimagining of family histories and personal experiences, the poems in ... Read more

Hidden Lives

Edited by Lenore Rowntree & Andrew Boden
Foreword by Gabor Mate

A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.

More than 4 million Canadians and 57 million Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, ... Read more

Death Scene Artist, The

By Andrew Wilmot

M_____ is dying of cancer. Only thirty-two, an extra with a meagre list of credits to their name and afraid of being forgotten, M_____ starts recounting the strange, fantastic and ultimately tragic path of their love affair with the world?s greatest living "redshirt" – a man ... Read more

Agatha

By Anne Cathrine Bomann
Translated by Caroline Waight

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A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family.

Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists ... Read more

Dysphoria

By Shane Neilson

A heart-rending poetic commentary on the pain, anxiety and dissatisfaction that go hand-in-hand with mental illness, and on the complex and emotional interplay between doctor, patient and outsider.

The Chemical Life

By Jim Johnstone

Praised for his darkly psychological accounts of extreme experiences, Jim Johnstone's fifth book of poems explores his most difficult terrain to date: mental illness and addiction. Like Coleridge's opium dreams, Johnstone's narratives in The Chemical Life are hallucinatory, coloured ... Read more

If Clara

By Martha Baillie
Narrator Jennifer Dale

In If Clara, nobody stands on firm ground. Daisy, a writer confined to her home, her leg in a cast from hip to ankle, receives a parcel containing the manuscript of a novel about a Syrian refugee and is asked to pose as its writer. Julia, the curator at the Kleinzahler Gallery, ... Read more

Ignite

By Kevin Spenst

A finalist for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, Ignite is a collection of elegiac and experimental poetry powder-kegged with questions about one man's lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. Born into a strict Mennonite family, Abe Spenst's mental illness spanned three ... Read more