15 Books with Mental Illness Representation

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Hey y’all! As many of you know, I’m double majoring in Psychology and English. I love to analyze both books and people, but mental illness awareness is especially important for me. Whenever I hear that there’s great mental illness rep in a story, I immediately add it to my TBR.

Several of these are books I’ve read already while a few are ones I haven’t. I’ll link to the reviews for the ones I have up. Keep in mind that a few of these reviews are also a little older so please don’t judge me. Without further ado, here are the books:

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Words on Bathroom Walls (Book Review)

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Hey y’all, it’s time for another book review. I originally found out about Words on Bathroom Walls through Kat’s blog, but not as the book itself. It was actually in her “Trailers you might have missed” series because this book is getting a movie adaptation!

I hadn’t heard about the book beforehand but when I saw it was about a main character with Schizophrenia, I knew I needed to read it. If you’re new here, you might not know about my passion for destigmatizing mental illness. I’m a Psychology major because I love learning about the inner workings of the human mind. It’s okay to seek help when your brain isn’t working in the same way it used to.

Goodreads Synopsis

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Grownish Season 2 Episode 20 Mini-Recap

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My TV is still buggin, but my brother finally gave me the password to his Hulu account so I just got through the latest episode. Now I’m feeling pretty hype for next week’s finale.

As always, my full recap and discussion will be up on Saturday.

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Hunger (Book Review)

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*Synopsis*

*Trigger Warning: Rape and Domestic Abuse*

Hunger is a memoir of Roxane Gay’s struggles with obesity, among other things. She writes about the traumatic experience that caused her to begin over eating. Gay includes that becoming bigger seemed to provide some solace after the experience, it seemed her only true escape. She also goes over her relationships with family, friends, and significant others.

*Review*

I listened to Hunger as an audio book narrated by the author. I was surprised by how personal Roxane Gay got when it came to sharing her story. It was tough to hear just how much she had been hurt in the past. She also talks about her sexuality and how that has had a role in shaping the woman she became. 

I don’t know if I can give this book a real rating. It’s necessary in this current social climate. The Me Too movement has began helping books like this prosper, as they should. This book is a true, raw reflection of life after rape. Gay refers to herself as a victim of the assault and her account can serve to help us all understand victims more.