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12 Powerful Books About Depression

Stories to remind us we're not alone.

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Nonfiction Books About Depression

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

By William Styron

Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton

By Anne Sexton

The Black Veil

The Black Veil

By Rick Moody

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Reasons to Stay Alive

By Matt Haig

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Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

By Sally Brampton

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Lost Connections

By Johann Hari

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Furiously Happy

By Jenny Lawson

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This Close to Happy

By Daphne Merkin

Novels About Depression

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

By Evan Roskos

Play It as It Lays

Play It as It Lays

By Joan Didion

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf

the bell jar, a book about depression by sylvia plath

The Bell Jar

By Sylvia Plath