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Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life - By Steve Hayes

"This is a different sort of self-help book. This book is about discovering what you care about the most, what your top priorities are in life, and about getting your life moving in those directions."

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – By David D. Burns

"Pessimism, guilt, anxiety and low self-esteem are all too common these days. It is far too easy to let these negative emotions get to us: keeping us down and feeling sad and lonely. Noted psychiatrist, Dr. David Burns, outlines many ways to deal with all the negative emotions in his new book on anxiety."

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things – By Jenny Lawson

"With her unique voice sharing her personal experiences in a collection of essays Lawson gives a glimpse into her unique mind. This book is a journey with and lots of laughs for those who have only had sadness when dealing with anxiety."

Monkey Mind: A Memoir on Anxiety- By Daniel Smith

"A witty and insightful book that charts the landscape of what it is to have anxiety. It is a single person’s story of dealing with severe anxiety. Daniels story touches the lives of everyone who has ever dealt with the doubt and despair of severe anxiety."

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind –By Scott Stossel

"This book hits all the important points of coping with anxiety. Stossel discusses the social, neurological, and environmental causes of anxiety as well as many tools and tricks for decreasing the impact of these anxiety triggers."

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness-By Patrick W. Corrigan

“This is a book for everyone – for our patients, healthcare professionals and the general public. The issues surrounding stigma are raised without underestimating complexity, while still making the concepts understandable."

The Seven Beliefs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression by Belisa Lozano-Vranich

"For many Latinas, fighting depression is a lonely, life-draining battle. By enabling the recognition and understanding of depression in themselves or a sister, best friend, or cousin, The Seven Beliefs opens the door for healing in a poignant, powerful way."

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting– By Terrie M. Williams

"Black Pain takes a candid and in-depth look at depression in black America. The book provides hope to those who battle with the disease and offers an understanding for the friends and loved ones who care for them."

Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness- By Pete Earley

"In the book, "Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness," Pete Earley tells a story that is all too familiar to NAMI members. As an award-winning journalist for over thirty years, Mr. Earley has effectively captured the absurdities of the mental health system in our country through his investigative journalism and his personal understanding of mental illness."


It's Time

It's time to take action for individuals and families living with mental illness. One in four adults or roughly 60 million Americans live with mental illness in their lives. It's time to provide support, educate our peers, and end the stigma of living with a mental illness.


Tell Me About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is possible to live well with schizophrenia.


Mayim Bialik Changes the Conversation on Mental Health and Stigma

In a country where 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health condition, it's time for all of us to step up and change the conversation. Join Mayim Bialik and pledge to be ‪#‎StigmaFree‬.


Mental Health: In Our Own Words

13 people, aged 18-25 talk about what it's like to live with a mental health problem, and what helps them cope.


Moving toward stigma-free healthcare

A comprehensive video of healthcare professionals and patients/clients discussing their experiences of stigma within healthcare and how eliminating it can lead to better care and the road to recovery.