12 Powerful Books About Depression

Stories to remind us we're not alone.

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Nonfiction Books About Depression

Buy Darkness Visible at Amazon

Darkness Visible

By William Styron


Reasons to Stay Alive

By Matt Haig


Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

By Sally Brampton


Lost Connections

By Johann Hari


Furiously Happy

By Jenny Lawson


This Close to Happy

By Daphne Merkin

Novels About Depression

Buy Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets at Amazon

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

By Evan Roskos

Buy Play It as It Lays at Amazon

Play It as It Lays

By Joan Didion

Buy Mrs. Dalloway at Amazon

Mrs. Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf

the bell jar, a book about depression by sylvia plath

The Bell Jar

By Sylvia Plath