I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!
Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to highlight books that include good mental health representation. And I’ve read a few that have some really good depictions of characters with various mental health issues depicted on page. Here are some of my favorites:
- Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray — this story features a MC with anxiety and depression, and I love how it was explored.
- We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon — Quinn has OCD and Tarek has depression, and both issues are addressed beautifully in the story.
- White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson — Mari has anxiety and some elements of OCD after a bedbug infestation, and it was so intriguing to see how it was worked into the story in a sensitive way.
- Mona at Sea by Elizabeth Gonzalez James — this is such an awesome book and features an MC who struggles with self-harm.
- Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert — who can resist a sexy, cinnamon roll with anxiety?
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan — I couldn’t resist adding this one to the list, since it has an MC who is a kid with ADHD and ultimately makes it out to be one of his strengths.
What are your favorite books featuring good mental health rep?
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