Four must reads on mental health for great sanity lessons

If you got a physical injury you visit the doctor, the same way you should visit a therapist or get a proper treatment undoubtedly. It’s that easy. But some people are so anxious about it, so here’s a solution Give books a chance, let books heal you first, before anything else.

When it comes to mental health people aren’t serious about it and suffer, sometimes they aren’t even aware that they’re going through a certain mental illnesses.

When someone goes through any kind of mental health issue, one should have access to resources that will encourage them to fight against it and provide proper details.

Books, are therefore always an immense part of our lives and thus they could shape your mind if it has been intellectually apprehensive / anxious. Here we go.!

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jenson )


It deals with the power of diagnosis/labels not being the same for everyone, and the inequality in the mental health discussion. It has a rating of 4.1 / 5 by goodreads and is believed to be the best mental health guide that dscusses the stigma of mental health illness, and mentions some vulnerable points about sanity.


“It Gets Better,” it doesn’t mean “Everything Gets Solved.” It means you will still carry the weight from when things weren’t good, but you will be stronger for it the next time you’re unhappy—and that time will come.

“Nothing is as powerful as a woman who embraces herself, without apology.”


MILCK, [Don’t] Call Me Crazy

Thirty-three writers, athletes, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and do not talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.

The Marriage Plot ( Jeffery Eugenides)

This book follows the life of Madeleine Hanna, in the 1980s, as she faces the withdrawals in her relationship with her boyfriend Leonard Bankhead, who suffers from manic-depression and is “historically hilarious”, irresistible to women, and savagely self-destructive.

 It is the story of three points of a classic love triangle: Mitchell loves Madeleine who loves Leonard who loves Madeleine who likes Mitchell. All three also attended the same school for undergraduate studies : Brown University,


The Marriage Plot is about compromise between realist and postmodern form, The reason why you should read this book is this book spotlights the intellectual anxiety and uneasiness while being involved in a relationship and the way it impacts on it, also Eugenides explores the difficulties of dealing with mental illness, failed romance, and one man’s battle with his faith in religion.


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Unfuck yourself : ( Gary John Bishop)


It focuses on thr prevention of emotions and thoughts from hindering our chances of success and also stops the toxic act of blaming others and external circumstances for your failures, partly because the journey becomes so important.  The author says.

“you must first accept that while there are things that have happened in your life that you had no say in, you are 100 percent responsible for what you do with your life in the aftermath of those events”

John Bishop

Unfuck yourself is a self help book that revolves every aspect of the mental being and touch the deepest points about emotions and related stuff. It works as a reminder that reminds readers that they are not always able to control what happens. Still, they can control how they respond to the situation.


Bishop explains that the most challenging obstacles are self-doubt and confusion. We must adopt relentlessness when these crop up in our pursuit of success.


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4. My grandmothers hands ( Resmaa Menakam)

Resmaa Menakam quotes


“In today’s America, we tend to think of healing as something binary: either we’re broken or we’re healed from that brokenness. But that’s not how healing operates, and it’s almost never how human growth works”

Resmaa Menakam

The book addresses the issue of white supremacy and its impacts on african – Americans and talks about psychological trauma in our personal lives, work places, and the communities as a result of white supremacy as it does have the direct impact on Black or White.


My Grandmother’s Hands is about human bodies; and the impact of trauma on them; and the way it inheritates  through the generations; which outcomes as the interaction of strengths and trauma. The same bodily forces that make us resilient can also encourage us to harm one another


This book ranks up there with Bessel Van Der Kolk’s ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ in terms of resources for considering the healing required for trauma — racial, sexual, war-related, intergenerational, and even genetically coded. All trauma requires healing that uses mind, body, and soul.


Let me know some of your favorite books,

@greysky18