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Mental Health: Bibliotherapy

Realistic Teen Fiction and Mental Health: A book list

"While professionals agree that bibliotherapy isn’t a mainstream methodology or a replacement for professional therapy, it can be a beneficial part of the therapeutic process. . . . I’m not claiming that books can be a substitute for therapy, [but] within the right context, I believe they can serve as valuable touchstones, conversation starters, and companions. "  ~Erin E. Moulton

Here is a sampling of realistic fiction that includes main characters dealing with a mental health issue.


Here are a few titles that involve characters dealing with Bipolar Disorder.


Here are a few titles that include characters dealing with depression.


Here are a few titles that include characters dealing with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder.


Here are a few titles with characters dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Here are a few titles with characters dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


War and Death

Abuse

Here are a few titles that include characters dealing with schizoprenia.