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Related to Mood

Personal Stories

  • Beers, Clifford W. A Mind That Found Itself – An Autobiography

       Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953. A classic originally

       published in 1908.

  • Brown, Keah. The Pretty One: on Life, Pop Culture, Disability,

       and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me, Atria Books, 2019.

       (BIPOC, Disability)

  • ​Coleman, Monica A. Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey

       with Depression and Faith, Broadleaf Books, 2022. (BIPOC)

  • ​Copeland, Brian. The Waiting Period – a memoir of depression, Arbee House 2017. (BIPOC)

  • Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama. Willow Weep for Me – A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression – A Memoir, New York, W.W. Norton, 1998. (BIPOC)

  • Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind – A Memoir of Moods and Madness, New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

  • Ramprasad, Gayathri. Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within – A Memoir, Hazelden Publishing, 2014. (BIPOC)

  • Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln’s Melancholy – How depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.

  • Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

  • Styron, William. Darkness Visible – A Memoir of Madness, New York: Random House, 1990.  “This book changed my life.” Barbara Meyers.

  • Thorne, Julia and Rothstein, Larry. You are Not Alone – Words of experience and hope for the journey through depression, New York: Harper Perennial, 1993.

  • Wootton, Tom. The Depression Advantage, Bipolar Advantage Publishers, 2007. And The Bipolar Advantage, Bipolar Advantage Publisher, 2008.

Book Resources

  • Burns, David. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Harper, 1999.

  • Burns, David D. The Feeling Good Handbook, New York: Plume, 1999.

  • Cowan, Graeme, ed. Back from the Brink – Australians Tell Their Stories of Overcoming Depression, Messenger Publishing, 2007.

  • Fieve, Ronald. Moodswing, Bantam Books, 1989.

  • Jamison, Kay Redfield. Touched with Fire Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Free Press Paperbacks, 1994.

  • Schaefer, Elizabeth M. Writing through the Darkness – easing your depression with paper and pen, Celestial Arts, 2008.

  • Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Online Resources

Back from the Brink

Australian Graeme Cowan’s website with firsthand knowledge for overcoming depression.


Bipolar Advantage

Tom Wootton’s website to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior to change the paradigm of mental conditions from an illness to an advantage.


Bipolar Disorder Magazine

On-line website for bp Magazine, a magazine to create community among and empower people living with bipolar disorder.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Organization with many self-help group chapters to improve the lives of people with mood disorders.

Postpartum Support International

To increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

I am Listening by Jane Honikman

Immediate comfort, guidance, and encouragement for people suffering from postpartum depression.

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