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  • Writer's pictureMisti Luke, LCSW

Great Reads: 11 Behavioral Health Books

Updated: Jun 21, 2023


The following eleven books tackle heavy subjects such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, addiction, psychosis, self-harm and more. Whether you personally struggle with a mental illness or know someone who does, these award-winning reads offer a wealth of insight and information to help increase your level of understanding into the world of mental health and addiction. Not a big reader? Please consider listening to the audio versions.

African American Woman
Willow Weep For Me

The Center Cannot Hold My Journey
The Center Cannot Hold My Journey

The Noonday Demon Book Cover
The Noonday Demon Book Cover

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Book Cover
Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

Shoot The Damn Dog book cover
Shoot The Damn Dog Book Cover

Brooke Shields
Down Came The Rain Book Cover

Trauma and Recovery Book Cover
Trauma and Recovery

Book cover of, A Bright Red Scream
The Bright Red Scream

Book cover, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

10. My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, by Scott Stossel

My Age of Anxiety, book cover.
My Age of Anxiety

Reasons to Stay Alive, book cover
Reasons to Stay Alive

Misti Luke, LCSW maintains a small, private, counseling practice in Broken Bow, Oklahoma where she provides outpatient mental health treatment to individuals, couples, organizations and groups. For correspondence email misti@mistiluke.com

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog post are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional health care advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are struggling with a physical, mental or emotional health issue contact your primary care doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog post.

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