“Let your story go.
Allow yourself to be present with who you are right now.”
– Russ Kyle
Kavishala presents our readers with a tremendous source of solace as we have navigated the turmoils of life. Also, the books that relate to the present world and the current society contain characters with whom we can relate and provide a way to transcribe the messiness in our minds.
However, at some point of time in our life, we realize that mental illness can sometimes make it too much challenging to find the concentration required to read. Great books are a gateway, to teach us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. They wonderfully help us remember that we're not alone, and others have gone through similar struggles and survived.
Here is a list of books that would definitely excite your to read twice-
This is a powerful story of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and after living with intense delusions for the better part of 30 years, was honored with a Nobel Prize.
Later on, it was also adapted as a film starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly that won multiple awards.
Author Osher's passion for mental health is undeniable, and in this incredibly raw and candid memoir, he had revealed the extents of his struggle with mental health throughout his radio and television career.
Ultimately he has experienced anxiety, depression, and psychosis, as well as substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder to engage the readers. He has vibrantly found many ways to manage his condition and live a well-connected life with real-world objects.
3. Everything Here Is Beautiful By Mira T. Lee
In this book, a sister starts listening to the voices while the other struggles with finding a way to support and protect her in this novel about how mental illness impacts the lives of friends, family members, and carers of the person with the diagnosis.
The theme remained scholastic and including honest, realistic, heartfelt, and compelling, it explores the bonds of love and the often devastating effects of mental disorders.
4. Imagine Me Gone By Adam Haslett
This is Adam Haslett's 2nd novel that explores the idea that a child with a depressed parent may be genetically predisposed to depression, as well as what it's like to battle this 'beast' from childhood.
He wrote dark and persuasive humor and a lot of heartfelt emotional verses. Ultimately, this book examines the very precariousness of existence: 'how narrowly we all avoid having n