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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.

  1. ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen
  2. ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven
  3. ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ by Jay Asher
  4. ‘Impulse’ by Ellen Hopkins
  5. ‘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.

U.S. Helplines

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
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