Resources for Further Reading on Mental Health

Disclaimer: HARO as an organization does not necessarily endorse or recommend the following resources. These resources have been recommended by numerous homeschool alumni who found them helpful. If you find them problematic or have any concerns about any resource included below, please contact HARO.

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Amy Simpson, Christianity Today, “Loving the 26 Percent”

Amy Simpson, “A Better Christian Response to Mental Illness”

Brandan Robertson, “Jesus Isn’t Going To Take My Zoloft”

DIY Couturier, “21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed”

Homeschoolers Anonymous’s series on homeschooling and mental illness

Hyperbole and a Half, “Adventures in Depression,” Part One and Part Two

Lana Hobbs, “5 Reasons Conflating Mental Illness with Demon Possession Hurts People”

Mara Glatzel, “body love & radical self-responsibility: holding the framework”

NAMI, “Helping a Friend Who is Struggling”

Nancy Scott, LMFT PC, “Pain and Pastures”

Orion, “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”

R.L. Stollar, “Jesus Is Not Our Zoloft: Reflections on Mental Health and the Church”

Samantha Field, “The Dangers in Biblical Counseling” series

Christian-Specific Books:

Amy Simpson, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission

Kathryn Greene-McCreight, Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness

Matthew Stanford, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

General Books:

Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk, Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

Pema Chodron, The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

Pete Walker, The Tao of fully feeling: Harvesting forgiveness out of blame

Peter A. Levine, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

Topic-Specific Books

Ashley Montagu, Touching: The Significance of Human Skin

Bruce M. Hyman PhD LCSW, Cherlene Pedrick RN, The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

David J. Miklowitz, The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

E. Fuller Torrey, Surviving Schizophrenia

Geneen Roth, Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

Geneen Roth, When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

Pete Walker, Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving—A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma