Recommended Books

Reference Books:

Families as Partners in Mental Health Care - A Guidebook for Implementing Family Work. Diane Froggatt, Gráinne Fadden, Dale L. Johnson, Margaret Leggatt & Radha Shankar. World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders 2007. Available online at this site.

The Complete Family Guide to Schizopohrenia - Helping Your Loved One Ge the Most Out of Life. Kim T. Mueser, PhD. and Susan Gingerich, MSW. The Guilford Press. 2006.

Schizophrenia: Medicine's Mystery, Society's Shame by Marvin Ross, a medical writer and family member of a person with this disorder. A good book - worth a read.

Learning About Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope: A Reference Manual for Families and Caregivers. Schizophrenia Society of Canada. 2000.

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers. Third Edition. E. Fuller Torrey, MD. Harper and Row, 1995.

Families as Allies in Treatment of the Mentally Ill: New Directions for Mental Health Professionals. Edited by Harriet P. Lefley, Ph.D., Dale L. Johnson, Ph.D. American Psychiatric Press, 1990.

Mental illnesses: New Way of Thinking about Families. Dale Johnson. Geneva Initiative, Amsterdam, 1997.

Working with Schizophrenia: A Needs-Based Approach. Gwen Howe. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1994.

Schizophrenia: The Facts. Tsuang, Ming T. Call: (AB) Nonfictions 616.8982 TSU .Oxford University Press, 1997.

Understanding and Treating Mental Illness: The Strengths and Limits of Modern Psychiatry. John M. Cleghorn and Betty Lou Lee, 1991.

Madness in the Streets: How Psychiatry and the Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill. Rael Jean Isaac & Virginia Armat. Free Press, 1990.

Family Interventions in Mental Illness: International Perspectives. Edited by Harriet P. Lefley Ph.D., Dale L. Johnson, Ph.D. Praeger Publishers, 2002.

Books to Help You Cope:

I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! Xavier Amador with Anna-Lisa Johanson. Vida Press, 2000.

The Secret of the Brain Chip. Marc De Hert, Geerdt Magiels, Erik Thys. EPO, 2000.

The Skipping Stone: Ripple Effects of Mental Illness on the Family. 2nd Edition. Mona Wasow. Science & Behavior Books Inc. 2000.

Grieving Mental Illness: A Guide for Patients & Their Caregivers. Virginia Lafond. Univ. of Toronto Press Inc., 2000.

Straight Talking About Mental Illness with Emphasis on Schizophrenia: An Educational Guide. Robert Miller Second Edition. Schizophrenia Fellowship of New Zealand Inc., Christchurch, 2000.

Coping with Schizophrenia: A guide for Families. Kim T. Mueser, PhD & Susan Gingerich, MSW 1994. New Harbinger Publications Inc. 5674 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, California, U.S.

Family Caregiving in Mental Illness. Harriet P. Lefley. Sage Publications Inc., 1996.

How to Live with a Mentally Ill Person. Christine Adamec. John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

Surviving Mental Illness: Stress, Coping and Adaptation. Agnes B. Hatfield, Harriet P. Lefley. Guildford Press, 1993.

When Someone You Love has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers. Rebecca Woolis, M.F.C.C.Tarcher/Putnam, 1992.

I Can't Stop Crying: It's so Hard When Someone You Love Dies. J. D. Martin, F.D. Ferris. Key Porter Books, 1992.

Nothing to be Ashamed of: Growing up with Mental Illness in Your Family. Sherry H. Dinner. 1989.

The SANE Guide to Depression. SANE Australia.

Can I Catch it Like a Cold - A story to help children understand a parent's depression by Gretchen Kelbaugh. Illustrated by Coral Nault. 2002. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada. For children of 7-9 years.

So Young, So Sad, So Listen. By Philip Graham & Carol Hughes. Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1997. Subject: Depression in children.

I'm Not Alone: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has a Mental Illness. By Michelle D. Sherman, PhD & DeAnne M. Sherman. Seeds of Hope Books by Beaver Pond Press, Inc. Edina, MN, 2006. Subject: Parent with a mental illness. This book may be purchased through the Seeds of Hope Books website.

Personal Stories/ Biographies:

A Beautiful Mind (Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994). Sylvia Nasar. Touchstone, 1998

My Sister's Keeper. Margaret Moorman. W.W. Norton, 1992.

Eden Express. Mark Vonnegutt. Dell Books, 1980. Out of Print. Only available in libraries/used bookstores.

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. Lori Schiller & Amanda Bennett. Warner Books, 1994.

The Family Face of Schizophrenia. Patricia Backlar. Tarcher/Putnam, 1994. Nine stories of families and the U.S. mental health system with commentaries by mental health professionals.

Tell Me I'm Here. Anne Deveson. Penguin, 1991. The story of Anne's son Jonathan.

The Outsider A Journey into My Father’s Struggle with Madness. Nathaniel Lachenmeyer. Broadway Books, NY 2000.

Conquering Schizophrenia: A Father, his Son, and a Medical Breakthrough. Peter Wyden. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1998.

Recovered, Not Cured - A Journey Through Schizophrenia. The author's experience living with schizophrenia. Richard McLean. Allen and Unwin, 2003.

Books for Education And Training:

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia. Christopher D. Frith. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992.

Behavioural Family Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders. Kim T. Mueser, Shirley M. Glynn. New Harbinger, 2000.

Family Work for Schizophrenia: A Practical Guide. Kuipers, Leff, Lam. Royal College of Psychiatrists 1992.

Multifamily Groups in the Treatment of Severe Psychiatric Disorders. William R. McFarlane. Guilford Press, 2002

Fiction (Containing Characters with Mental Illness):

The Piano Man's Daughter. Timothy Findley. HarperCollins, 1993.

I Know This Much Is True. Wally Lamb. Regan Books/Harper Collins, 1998.

Living With a Stranger. Stillwell, V. Gaskell/LHPA, London, 1997.

Poetry (Poems by People with Mental Illness):

If I Played My Life. Schizophrenia Society of Alberta. Bayeux Arts Inc., 119 Stratton Cres., Calgary T3H 1T7, Alta. Canada.1998.