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Kessler, David A.

Summary: In this revolutionary and provocative exploration of the history, biology, treatment, and shared experience of mental anguish, the New York Times bestselling author and former FDA Commissioner examines how and why we become the agents of our own suffering and what we can do to change it. His unified theory of the mind--which he terms "capture"--will transform how we understand the unwanted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362 KES

Kessler, David A.

Summary: Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 KES

David, Anthony S.

Summary: We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, specialists argue over whether the answers lie in the persons biology, their psychology or their circumstances. As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Anthony David brings together many fields of enquiry, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 DAV

Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label-damaging and devastating on its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 AME

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge reseach and the latest surprising,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 Amen 2015

Henry, Katie

Summary: Ellis Kimball, sixteen, whose anxiety disorder causes her to prepare for the imminent end of the world, meets Hannah, who claims to know when it will happen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HEN

Summary: Thirty-one young adult authors share their own struggles with mental illness, ranging from such topics as neurodiversity and addiction to OCD and PTSD.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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Hughes, Kathryn

Summary: 1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young woman committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever ... 2006. Sarah is drawn to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum. Whilst exploring the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Headline review, an imprint of Headline Publishing Group 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hug

Roux, Madeleine

Summary: Ricky Desmond has been through all this before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn't belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Caletti, Deb.

Summary: In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CAL

Baldwin, Cindy

Summary: Twelve-year-old Della Kelly of Maryville, North Carolina, tries to come to terms with her mother's mental illness while her father struggles to save the farm from a record-breaking drought.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC BAL

Harrington, Anne

Summary: In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry's repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth-century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 HAR

Summary: Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ENL

Elliot, Ruby

Summary: Explore the highs and lows of modern life through the sharp, dark wit of Ruby Elliot--creator of the massively popular Tumblr account, Rubyetc, which has over 210k followers and growing. Ruby's simple drawings of not-so-simple issues capture the humor and melancholy of everyday life. Her comics appeal to both new adults who are beginning to explore these subjects and to battle-tested veterans...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 ELL

Nasar, Sylvia.

Summary: The true story of John Nash, the math genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness; through the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community he emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize; now a major motion picture--Cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NASH, JOHN NAS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Nas

Earley, Pete.

Summary: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 EAR

Cahalan, Susannah

Summary: For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 CAH

Lawson, Jenny

9 holds on 7 copies

Summary: "As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Lord, Emery

Summary: Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LOR

Summary: For reasons still being explored, a growing number of children, teenagers, and young adults regularly and willfully cut, burn, and otherwise harm their own bodies. This film follows three young people as they confront the violence they have inflicted upon themselves. Bullied at school, 15-year-old Beth has been cutting for the past two years. After a decade of self-harm due to academic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Each year nearly two million people injure their own bodies using knives, scissors, glass, cigarettes, candles, razors-in fact, practically any destructive item they can find. Through interviews with patients and mental health professionals and footage of actual therapy sessions, this compelling program seeks to understand a deeply disturbing and often secretive mental disorder that affects as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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An, Na

Summary: Grace, sixteen, fears that she will succumb to the schizophrenia that took her mother away, while she and her father work for a genetics lab rushing to find a cure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AN

Hooper, Judith

Summary: "Arm yourself against my dawn, which may at any moment cast you and Harry into obscurity, Alice James writes her brother William in 1891. In Judith Hooper's magnificent book, zingers such as this fly back and forth between the endlessly articulate and letter-writing Jameses, all of whom are geniuses at gossiping. And the James family did, in fact, know everyone intellectually important on both...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOO

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