This is a good topic. I enjoy reading books about mental health issues. I’m not sure why, but I do. I have read a good number of them, and most were enjoyable. These are not in any order other than when they popped in my mind while writing this.
- ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen
- ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven
- ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ by Jay Asher
- ‘Impulse’ by Ellen Hopkins
- ‘Tease’ by Amanda Maciel
All of these books contain suicide and attempted suicide. If you are a reading who can handle these delicate subjects, I highly recommend these novels. Four of these are Ya and one is a memoir. They are all very well written and I highly enjoyed reading them.
If you are a person struggling with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, there is help. Below I have listed phone numbers for help lines, and don’t forget that you can always talk to me or any of your friends and parents. Even when you think they don’t care, your parents only want what is best for you.
|US Suicide Hotline||1-800-784-2433|
|NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group||800-826-3632|
|Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline||800-784-2433|
|Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline||630-482-9696|
|AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center||800-560-0717|
|Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information||800-792-5200|
|Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357|
|Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish)||800-992-2600|
|Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents||800-632-8188|
|Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential)||800-231-6946|
|Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish)||800-223-5001|
|Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House||800-999-9999|
|National Child Abuse Hotline||800-422-4453|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||800-799-SAFE|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD)||800-787-3224|
|National Youth Crisis Hotline||800-448-4663|