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These books and websites contain helpful information about mental illness and ways to help individuals who have it.


National Alliance for Mental Illness

Mental Health America

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“The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia” by Kim T. Mueser, PhD, and Susan Gingerich, MSW

“Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness” by Matthew S. Stanford

“I Hate You — Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality” by Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D., and Hal Straus

“I’m Not Sick. I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone Accept Treatment” by Xavier Amador, PhD

“If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents” by Dwight L. Evans, M.D., and Linda Wasmer Andrews

“If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents” by Raquel E. Gur, M.D., PhD, and Ann Braden Johnson, PhD

“Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship” by Shari Y. Manning, PhD

“Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder” by Paul T. Mason, MS, and Randi Kreger

“Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual” by E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.

“When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers” by Rebecca Woolis, MFT