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You’re Not Alone: Moving Memoirs About Anxiety and Depression
Eighteen percent of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder , up to one in seven women who give birth in the U. Yet there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. Below are some of the many memoirs written by authors who have struggled with anxiety and depression. Not only are they helpful for those who are dealing with these issues, they are also great resources for anyone looking to better understand what anxiety and depression can be like. Petersen, a health, psychology, and neuroscience journalist, uses her own history and diagnosis of anxiety as a jumping-off point to explain anxiety, test various treatments, and delve into groundbreaking research. She writes candidly and openly about her experiences and treatment attempts, and about ultimately finding her way through with the help of music, meditation, and vigilant mood monitoring.
Mental health memoirs offer an eye-opening look at the lives of the mentally ill and those around them. These accounts can be harrowing, but almost always offer comfort and education. Memoirs of mental health and addiction can also fill in the gaps of knowledge that those on the outside need to relate to those struggling with mental illness and addiction. This list of the 50 best mental health and addiction memoirs encompasses a wide scope of diagnoses, functionality, and experiences as diverse as the spectrum of mental illness. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper.