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Related to Being A Family Member or Friend

Personal Stories

  • Beard, Jean J. and Gillespie, Peggy, Interviewers.

       Nothing to Hide – Mental Illness in the Family,

       The New Press, 2002.

  • Lund, Sarah Griffith. Blessed Are the Crazy – Breaking

       the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church,

       Chalice Press, 2014.

  • Drunk on Too Much Life, Film by Michelle Melles,

       022. This film shows all the holistic strategies that

       were used by a young woman and her parents to help her recover.  Excellent.  Tells it like it is.

  • Elgin Holley, Tara. My Mother’s Keeper: A Daughter’s Memoir of Growing up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia, New York: Avon Books, 1997.

  • Harron, Dana. Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting, and Connecting with Your Partner, New harbinger, 2019.

  • Park, Clara Claiborne. The Siege – A Family’s Journey into the World of an Autistic Child,  Little Brown & Co (Pap); Reissue edition (March 2001).

  • Reuther, Rosemary Radford with Reuther, David. Many Forms of Madness: A Family’s Struggle with Mental Illness and the Mental Health System, Fortress Press, 2010.

  • Sholl, Jessie. Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding, Gallery Books, 2010.

  • Torrey, E. Fuller. Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers, Perennial, 1995.

Book Resources

  • Amador, Xavier F. I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help!, Vida Press, 2012.

  • Berger, Diane and Berger, Lisa. We Heard the Angels of Madness – A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression, New York: Quill – William Morrow, 1991.

  • Carter, Rosalynn, Golant, Susan and Cade, Kathryn. Within Our Reach: Ending The Mental Health Crisis, Rodale Books, 2010.

  • Mason, Paul T. and Kreger, Randi, Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Third Edition, New Harbinger Publications, 2020.

  • Tompkins, M.A., and Hartl, T.L. Digging Out – Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Online Resources

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Family-to-Family Education Program

A free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.

Borderline Personality Disorder Resources

Geared for friends/family/loved ones of those with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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