Top Ten Tuesday with Books that Share Awareness for Mental Ilnesses

I kinda changed this topic because I wanted it to be something that I am really behind. I choose to feature books that share awareness for mental illness. We need to erase the stigma, understand each other and be compassionate! I struggle with anxiety and know how hard it is some days to make it through the day, how I feel like I have to hide my medication when I am out of town. But, that medication makes me feel normal (or what I think is normal). I can do everyday things without my blood pressure rising or feeling like I want to hide in my bed. Seems silly to talk about it, but it is so true.

All the Bright Places
Made You Up
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Looking for Alaska
I Was Here
We Were Liars
I’ll Give You the Sun
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Finding Audrey

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  1. We don't share any but I should have added Quick, Rowell, Lockhart, and Chbosky to my list. Great picks!

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  2. I was Here Has Been suggested so muchI have to check it out, also been meaning to read Give You the Sun for while too. Awesome Post1Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Great list! I think we talk about mental illness more than we used to, but it's still not enough and there's still such a stigma surrounding mental illness. I'd quite like to read I Was Here, I really enjoyed If I Stay, but I think I'll only be able to pick it up when I'm in the mood for something sad.

  4. So many on here that I want to read.... I wish there was more time in the world to get through everything! Great list this week!
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  5. I totally agree with half of these. I still need to read Forgive me Leonard Peacock and Finding Audrey.

  6. Haha such an appropriate meme! Funny I'd never thought of 'Fangirl' as diverse before.. Thanks for making me consider it from that POV - mental health is definitely something that needs to be taken more seriously.

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    Laura @ What's Hot?

  7. I really loved Fangirl, Made You Up, and I’ll Give You the Sun! All the Bright Places was a bit triggering for me, but I liked the exposure it gave to the stigma. I’ve heard that Finding Audrey is really cute; I’d like to read it eventually!

  8. The only one I have gotten to is We Were liars, and I loved it. :) Great post Missie!

  9. I must read a few of these. Another author you might like to try is Barbara Claypole White have loved both books I have read of hers.

  10. Thank you for this list :) some of them are already on my TBR and I think I'll have to add a couple more. You're totally right, the stigma of mental illness needs to be removed, it is not something we should be ashamed of or made to feel bad about, it is just part of who we are.

    - Wattle @ Whimsical Nature

  11. Nice twist on the topic! I don't wind up reading a lot of books with a focus on mental illness, but I'm glad they're out there for readers who want to learn more or want to see a bit of themselves. Great picks! :)

  12. I like your list! I am so on board with trying to eliminate the stigma attached to various forms of mental illness!

  13. Love your list! I am a big supporter of books like these as well. It lets people who have mental illnesses know they are not alone. Also, that Perks GIF kills me every time.

  14. I don't take any medication, but I'm definitely a pretty anxious person and have found it getting worse with age. I'm so happy to see more and more YA books dealing with mental illness. Some can be very hard to read but very important. *hugs*
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life


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