Books about depression: What to read to get help


If you’re struggling with depression, here are some books to read.


A Thousand Plateaus by Elizabeth Bear, Penguin Random House title If you’ve never read a book about depression, you should probably get started.

The book explores a range of topics including anxiety, coping mechanisms and coping with a mental illness.


A Dangerous Place by Michael Chabon, Penguin Penguin Random Book Group title If there’s one book you’ve probably read before, it’s A Dangerous Location.

This book tells the story of a group of people who live in a small, rural town.

It’s a novelistic take on a true-life story and has been translated into more than 20 languages.


The Bell Jar by Cormac McCarthy, HarperCollins Random House book series author title The Bell Jars is a classic.

It was first published in the U.K. in 1953 and became a bestseller and was followed by McCarthy’s novel, The Road.

It explores the psychology of depression and its effect on relationships.


The Body by Elizabeth Gilbert, Simon & Schuster book series, author title This book is the first book I’ve ever read on depression.

It deals with both symptoms and the treatment options available, but it’s also a brilliant guide for those seeking help.


The Art of Living by Mark Twain, HarperPerennial author title One of the best books I read on life, The Art Of Living is a book that has a lot to say.

It teaches you how to be happy, to be yourself, to love yourself, and to live your life to the fullest.


My Life as a Brain by Susan Cain, Random House author title Susan Cain’s story of how she learned to live with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most poignant books I’ve read.


The New Yorker, “What We Do When We’re Smarter” by Sam Harris, Random Press author title “What we do when we’re smarter.”

The book, which is part autobiography and part essay, has been a great help to me, as I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for many years.


The Unbearable Lightness of Being by William Blake, Penguin Books, author author title Blake’s masterpiece is an incredible portrait of a person who has struggled with mental illness, who has learned to find meaning in everything, and who, by the end of the book, has become a powerful force for good in his community.


The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Random Books, the author author author source The New York Times title This is a beautiful book about a man who overcame racism and discrimination to become a leader of the civil rights movement.


The End of Faith by Christopher Hitchens, Harper Collins, author source Booklist article This book offers an in-depth look at Hitchens’ views on religion, and is a work that can be used by anyone who is struggling with a life-changing issue.


The Big Bang Theory, “The Science” by Jonathan Demme, Simon and Schuster author author name The Big