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Top 10 Wonderful Novels about Mental Health Awareness

Whether you want to understand other people’s feelings or learn more about mental health awareness issues, these ten novels are groundbreaking works on the subject of human psychology. 

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In the UK, about a quarter of people suffer from mental health problems every year. 

But as a country, we have not yet understood this issue. We eat blockbuster movies with crazy, unpredictable villains, or enjoy popcorn when celebrities cheat, but when the time comes, we are often alone. 

In your darkest days, do you want company or understanding? 

Better than anything!!

Here are Top 10 Wonderful Novels about Mental Health Awareness you need to read.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath’s only novel, “Bell”, tells the story of Esther Greenwood, who is completing a magazine internship in New York. It should be fascinating and exciting, but young writers feel frustrated and discouraged. 

After returning home, he became depressed, leading to suicide attempts, electroconvulsive treatment, and admission to a mental hospital. The narrative is autobiographical, and the character simulates Plath’s suicide attempt on August 24, 1953. These are almost exact copies of what was published at the time. 

He stayed in McLean Hospital for six months. The author struggled with depression until his death in 1963 at the age of 30. It beautifully describes the feelings of many other people but cannot be shared. 

As she explained, when the depression came, whether it was “on the deck of a ship, or in a sidewalk cafe in Paris or Bangkok”, she always “sit under the same hat and cook with her own pee”. . Air. ”

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Fans of Jane Eyre will know Edward Rochester’s first “crazy” woman imprisoned in the attic of Thornfield Hall. “The Vast Sargasso Sea,” Jean Reese tells readers the true story that happened to Bertha Mason and shows how mental illness took over Ella without her own fault. 

The young life of the protagonist Antoinette Cosway began with a tragedy when her brother was killed in a fire and her mother was distraught. After marrying Mr Rochester, her reputation was tarnished by rumours about her past, which caused her husband to show off his behaviour in front of her, which resulted in emotional abuse and infidelity. 

Reese wrote that his decision to call her Bertha was just another weapon of his suppression; the characters were nudged until their fragile emotional state collapsed. In “Jane Eyre”, the “crazy woman in the attic” is unable to defend her husband’s claims and is often described as an object, “clothed hyena” or “person.” 

Rice helps achieve balance through a human experience. Antoinette, this reduces the chance of someone being considered a “lunatic” again.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Human symptoms The star Riley Cavanaugh was gender-neutral, but when she started her new school, she felt unable to share her true self. Instead, she turned to an anonymous online blog to share her depressed feelings. 

He was praised for accurately portraying Riley’s extreme fear and for drawing attention to the emotional and violent abuse that queers often face every day. History shows how abuse affects your mental health. In addition, readers will gain insights into Riley’s panic attacks, and patients can comfortably join them when learning techniques to control anxiety. 

The doctor emphasized that fear is a “normal response to stress”, but some people’s systems are just “more sensitive than others.” “For you, all you need to do is burn the toast, and your alarm clock will think the house is on fire,” he told Riley.

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s 1997 novel explores Declay Rambo’s syndrome, in which victims have a paranoid illusion that strangers or public figures fall in love with them and will often make no sense The gestures were interpreted as signs of their fantasy being real. 

In love forever, Joe Rose was bullied by Jed Parry after a friendly exchange in a hot air balloon accident. It mainly tells readers through Joe’s eyes that as their mental health steadily declines, readers must guess what is fact and what is fiction. Not realizing that his obsession with Jed was dangerous, he doubted Joe’s reliable judgment. 

Have you lost control of reality? Interestingly, the book ends with a fictitious scientific article about the disease, which some critics in the past mistaken for a real scientific article. 

Two years after the publication of Enduring Love, McEwan joked that he “received four or five letters a week, usually from reading groups, but sometimes from psychiatrists and scientists, asking me if I wrote an appendix.

The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson is known for telling adult topics through children’s stories, and pictorial mothers are no exception. The story is told from the perspective of a 10-year-old dolphin and revolves around Merigold Westward, who suffers from bipolar disorder and has a lot of tattoos.

 “The most amazing mother in the world”, but her sister Xing is often ashamed. When Star’s father Mickey returned to the stage, Dolphin was alone with his impulsive and confused mother, and her impulse suddenly became too heavy. 

Wilson perfectly conveys the feeling that a child is troubled by the emotions of his parents and gradually realizes that something is wrong. The author and his daughter Emma came up with the idea for this book in New York. A heavily tattooed woman walked past two “differently dressed” children, who apparently admired their mother. In the second year, Wilson began to write this story.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

In Stephen Chbosky’s “The Benefits of Being a Yellowtail,” Charlie Kelmekis leaves the mental hospital and returns to school. Your beloved aunt had a car accident. Fearing to stay at school alone, Charlie met Elder Sam and Patrick and became their friends. His world changed and they accepted him into their circle. 

The novel continues to cover serious issues such as sexual assault, suicide, and violence, and always maintains a respectful tone and never exaggerates the character’s character. Chiboski started writing this novel at the age of 26 and stated that he was “a very problematic young man” at the time and “eagerly wanted to find answers that would make life meaningful.” 

Since its release in 1999, he has grown into a teenager. A mental health lawyer who answered thousands of emails, emails, and phone calls from fans who did not want to approach Charlie.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The whole operation lasted one day. Miss Dalloway follows the celebrity Clarissa Dalloway (Clarissa Dalloway) thinking about her life as she prepares to throw a party. Meanwhile, World War I veteran Septimus Smith struggled with PTSD after witnessing the death of a friend. 

These two narratives are completely opposite because they are intertwined throughout the book. Virginia Woolf said that this 1925 novel attempts to “explore madness and suicide; the world has seen side by side by smart men and crazy men.” 

The author herself has been battling bipolar disorder since she was 15 years old, and she described her brain as always “buzzing, buzzing, flying, diving, and then buried in the mud”. 

She is dead. Suicide in 1941. It is said that the duality of Septimus and Clarissa shows Wolfes’ own life experience, the veteran represents her inner thoughts, and Clarissa embodies the outer self she shares with the world.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant works from nine to five from Monday to Friday. He has no friends or visitors in the apartment and drinks two bottles of vodka on weekends. Before she had a chance to meet a colleague, everything was fine in her life. 

The unfamiliar old man carefully untied the things that hindered his tight schedule. This book traces the ups and downs of Eleanor’s mental health, from her exaggerated and optimistic hopes for romance to a sudden downward spiral when her expectations of the world are insufficient. 

She created a survival mode so as not to worry and think about her past, but making new friends will help her to live again. After reading an article about the loneliness of people in their 20s, writer Gail Honeyman was inspired to write her first novel and realized that “people can pass different Way to live this life.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

The first rule of Fight Club is: Don’t talk about Fight Club, as Chuck Palahniuk said in his 1996 novel, which later became a popular movie of the same name. This book is about an anonymous storyteller who is battling insomnia, who found that participating in a support group for critically ill patients helped him fall asleep. 

Then she met a man named Taylor Durden on a nude beach. The couple found a fight club, a secret society where men can fight with their fists. A cult organization, the narrator realized that things were beyond his control, and it was too late. 

It’s hard to explain why “Fight Club” is a wonderful display of mental health and sanity without spoiling the plot, but Palaniuk correctly sums up how the monotonous pressure of work and life can slowly marginalize a person, but at the same time He can follow the rules of the fight club, and the best way to unlock the secrets of this book is definitely to read it himself.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Samantha McAllister in “The Last Words” is described as the other girl in her class, but she struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in her heart. OCD is bothering her and she cannot control her own Worry. 

She described a mental illness in detail in a book aimed at young people. By guessing her every move, she summarized Samantha’s struggle for her friend. The obsessive-compulsive disorder made her fearful and desperate to hide her weekly psychiatric check-ups from her colleagues. 

In order to write a story after a family friend was diagnosed with this disease at the age of 12, the author observed that she controlled her disease through treatment. “Be the book I want to write,” Stone said. It is not a story about a sick little girl, but a positive and ultimately uplifting view of thoughts of different functions.

So, what do you think of these books and if you ever read any of the above mental health awareness books, Do share with me in the comments or you can DM me too!

If you find it useful, Do share it with your loved ones and tell them to at least read one book.

Thanks for reading and have a good productive day!

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